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

    Lake Roosevelt

    National Recreation Area Washington

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  • 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 »

Fire Restrictions in Effect at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area

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Date: August 1, 2014
Contact: Marty Huseman, 509-754-7813

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 charcoal fires, tiki torches, incense burners, etc.Exceptions include: 1) self-contained propane or gas stoves or lanterns;and 2) portable propane campfire units that are Underwriters Lab (UL) approved and located 10 feet from vegetation and logs.

For the most current information regarding the fire ban in the Recreation Area, please call 509-754-7800.

Did You Know?

Park ranger patrolling the shoreline

A common rumor at Lake Roosevelt is that the National Park Service controls the lake level. This is not true. The lake level is controlled by Bureau of Reclamation computers that optimize lake levels for only five things: flood control, power production, irrigation, dam repairs, and salmon runs.