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

    Lake Roosevelt

    National Recreation Area Washington

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2014 Fire Restrictions Established at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area

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Date: July 9, 2014
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?

Construction equipment for clearing the lakebed

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.