Keller Ferry Campground Under New Management
Keller Ferry Campground is now managed by Dakota Columbia. Their reservation system will go live on January 1st, 2014. Call (509) 647-5755 for more information.
2014 Annual Boat Launch Permits Available
The 2014 Lake Roosevelt annual boat launch permits are now availble. More »
China Bend Climbing Area Closed at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area to Protect Nesting Raptors
Contact: Ken Hyde, 509-754-7814
Under signature of Superintendent Dan Foster, an area of China Bend - specifically the formation and climbing area on the west side of the reservoir, has been closed. The closure is in effect to protect nesting raptors in the area for the period from February 15, 2013 to July 15, 2013.
The area has been signed to notify any visitors to the area. The closure includes all NPS lands within 100 yards of the base of the cliff formation known as the China Bend Climbing Area. It includes all climbing routes, cliff face, ascent and decent routes, and climber's access trails to the formation. These all are closed to recreational use. When necessary, park rangers will issue citations to persons violating the terms of this closure under authority of 16 USC 3, 36 CFR 1.5(a)(1).
Each year Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area may initiate temporary closures in areas of the park to ensure birds of prey (raptors) are undisturbed during their breeding and nesting seasons. As breeding and nesting data are collected, additional closures may be necessary, or closures may be lifted.
Did You Know?
Lake Roosevelt's sturgeon are 8 to 20 feet long. They are also at least 70 years old. In 1941, Grand Coulee Dam flooded the fast-moving waters they need to spawn. To help out the population, the state of Washington introduced new fish to the lake in 2006.