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 »
Enterprise Boat-in Campground Reopened
Effective immediately, the Enterprise Boat-in Campground is open and available for camping on a first-come, first-served basis. More »
Lake Roosevelt 2014 Boat Launch Permits Available
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
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:
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 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?
When the Grand Coulee Dam was finished and the lake filled, 11 towns were submerged. Every structure was cleared or burned. Soon, the rising waters covered the forlorn concrete foundations with water and darkness. Some towns died, others were built above the new lake, replacing what was lost.