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    Lake Roosevelt

    National Recreation Area Washington

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Lake Roosevelt 2014 Boat Launch Permits Available

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Date: December 19, 2013
Contact: Maria Jay, 509-754-7889

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, 2014.

2014 launch permits will be available for $30 beginning December 16, 2013, through April 30, 2014.Each permit is $40 if purchased from May 1-September 30, 2014, and $20 if purchased from October 1-December 31, 2014.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. 2014 seasonal permits will be honored during the month of December, 2013.

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.

2014 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) 754-7800

South District Office

44150 District Office Lane

Davenport, WA 99122

(509) 754-7887

(23 miles north of Davenport)

or Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 pm

Kettle Falls Visitor Center

425 W. 3rd

Kettle Falls, WA99141

(509) 738-3125

*Headquarters office will be closed Dec. 21-29, 2013.

For further information contact Maria Jay, Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area Fee Coordinator, at (509)754-7889.

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.