Campground Campfire Ban Lifted
Effective immediately, campfires are allowed in established fire rings in campgrounds and day-use areas throughout Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. Lakebed fires and other forms of open flame, like tiki torches, are still prohibited. 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?
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.