• 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 Now Include All Open Flame

    Due to extreme conditions, all fires at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area are prohibited effective August 1, 2014, until further notice. No open flames are permitted. This includes but is not limited to wood fires, charcoal fires, and tiki torches 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?

These folks thought their campsite was far enough away from the water, but woke to find toys and coolers floating away.

Lake Roosevelt is the primary flood control reservoir on the Columbia River. The lake level can rise up to 4 feet per day in spring and drop 1 foot per day in summer. When shoreline camping, find out what the lake level is and don't put a tent close to the water unless you want a chilly surprise.