Campground Campfire Ban Lifted at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
Contact: Denise Bausch, 509-754-7886
Effective immediately, campfires are allowed in established fire rings in campgrounds and day-use areas throughout Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. Charcoal grills are also allowed at this time;however, other forms of open flame such as tiki torches and lakebed campfires are still banned.
Even though we have had rain recently, it has not eliminated the risk of wildfires. Please remember that regulations require your campfire to be less than three feet in diameter within the established fire ring. Fires must be attended at all times and completely extinguished with water before you go to bed or leave your campsite. It is also illegal to burn chemically treated wood, painted wood, wood with staples as well as household garbage including plastic and cans.
For more information, check the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area website at www.nps.gov/laro. Information can also be found on the Lake Roosevelt Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LakeRooseveltNRA and the Lake Roosevelt Twitter feed: @LkRooseveltNPS.
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.