• The calm, inviting waters of the Spokane Arm. Photo Credit: NPS\LARO\John Salisbury

    Lake Roosevelt

    National Recreation Area Washington

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  • Fire Restrictions Established at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area

    In accordance with the 36 CFR §1.5(a)(1), Superintendent Dan Foster has established a restriction for campfires on the exposed lakebed. Campfires in park-provided fire grates at developed campgrounds are allowed. More »

Fire Management

Upcoming Prescribed Burns

April 16th: Rickey Point: The Lake Roosevelt NRA Fire Crew will try to implement a prescribed burn at Rickey point as early as April 16th. Burning is dependant on the weather. This unit is in prescription now but a slight chance of rain over the week may delay ignition.

Fire Management Plan
2009 Errata FMP

Environmental Assessment October 16, 2000

The Resource Management Plan (1997) acknowledges the need for suppression of all fires and for the development of a prescribed fire management plan. It states "… a full suppression policy is in effect… A prescribed fire program is being developed … for the fire-dependent (seral) ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) forests in the park".

2013 fuel reduction projects at Lake Roosevelt NRA

Map of 2013 Lake Roosevelt NRA Fuel Management Projects

2013 Fuel Reduction Projects

There are eight proposed fuel reduction projects for 2013. Click on the map for more details.

For more information on Lake Roosevelt's Fire Management Program, check out our 2012 Fire Mailing.

Did You Know?

fire fighter looking at a stand of ponderosas that have become a wildfire danger

Fire is a natural part of Lake Roosevelt's dry forest and desert environment. Park fire fighters, to protect nearby landowners, manage the forest by extinguishing any wildfire, as well as thin, pile up, and burn excess vegetation in winter. Prescribed fires may be lit to burn what is left.