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 »
2014 Fire Restrictions Established at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
Contact: Marty Huseman, 509-754-7813
In accordance with the 36 CFR§1.5(a)(1), Superintendent Dan Fosterhas established a restriction for campfires on the exposed lakebed.
Campfires in park-provided fire grates at developed campgrounds are allowed. The use of gas and propane barbeques and self-contained stoves is allowed in the recreation area.
Campfires are never allowed on the beach area above the exposed lakebed.
The threat of wildfires from escaped outdoor burning is highest during the hot and dry days of summer. Wildfires are serious threats to public safety, adjoining private property, and wildlife habitat.
The Superintendent'sCompendium can be viewed at http://www.nps.gov/laro/parkmgmt/upload/2014_Compendium.pdf
Did You Know?
The pretty violet flowers of this wild hyacinth grows at Lake Roosevelt. An important food source, its small but sweet onion bulb is still popular. Covered by a fibrous netting called a corm net, excavated and carbon dated corm nets established that people lived at Kettle Falls 9,500 years ago.