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

    Lake Roosevelt

    National Recreation Area Washington

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2013 Lake Roosevelt Annual Boat Launch Permits Now Available

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Date: December 4, 2012
Contact: Maria Jay, (509) 633-3830 ext 37

Coulee Dam, WA – A launch permit is required for the launching of any vessel at all designated National Park Service-managed launch ramps on Lake Roosevelt, regardless of the type of vessel.Boaters may pay a fee of $6, which allows unlimited launches for up to 7 days from the date of purchase (available at each boat launch), or purchase a seasonal permit, which allows unlimited launches from January 1 to December 31, 2013.

2013 launch permits will be available for $30 beginning December 10, 2012, through April 30, 2013.Each permit is $40 if purchased from May 1-September 30, 2013, and $20 if purchased from October 1-December 31, 2013.For Golden Age, Golden Access and Interagency Senior or Access Pass cardholders, fees are discounted 50%. When purchasing a seasonal boat launch permit, the 50% discount will be given once in a calendar year for one permit only. If multiple permits arepurchased at one time, only one will be discounted. 2013 seasonal permits will be honored during the month of December, 2012.

To purchase a seasonal launch permit by mail, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with personal or cashier's check payable to the National Park Service at:

National Park Service
1368 Kettle Park Road
Kettle Falls, WA99141
Attn:Boat Launch Permit

Include a Golden Age, Senior Pass or Access card number if applicable.

2013 seasonal launch permits may be purchased in person Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the following National Park Service offices:

Headquarters Office
1008 Crest Drive
Coulee Dam, WA 99116
(509) 633-9441, extension 110

South District Office - Fort Spokane
44150 District Office Lane
Davenport, WA 99122
(509) 725-2715, extension 30
(23 miles north of Davenport)

Kettle Falls Visitor Center
425 W. 3rd
Kettle Falls, WA 99141
(509) 738-2300
Wednesday - Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 pm

For further information contact Maria Jay, Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area Fee Coordinator, at (509)725-2715, extension 37.

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