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

    Lake Roosevelt

    National Recreation Area Washington

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Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is Open Again

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Date: October 17, 2013
Contact: Dan Foster, 509-754-7800

The National Park Service (NPS) has reopened all 401 national parks, including Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area.Visitor facilities normally open during this time of year including campgrounds, boat launches, and the Kettle Falls Information Center will be open as quickly as possible.All park programs and special events scheduled to take place will go forward.In addition, National Park Service websites, including Lake Roosevelt's, will be available again for information.

 

Park Superintendent Dan Foster said, "We are proud to be a part of this area and are happy to welcome visitors back to the park. We express gratitude to the public as there are great people in this area that have displayed understanding and respect during this difficult time."

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area has a significant effect on the local economy. Together, the economic impacts from visitor spending, federal jobs created, and jobs created in the local market supporting local tourism are estimated to be over $40 million a year generated in the communities around Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area.The economic impact of closing Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area for 16 days has been extremely difficult on local communities, businesses, neighbors, and park partners.We look forward to working with you on ways to lessen that impact.

Did You Know?

fire fighter looking at a stand of ponderosas that have become a wildfire danger

Fire is a natural part of Lake Roosevelt's dry forest and desert environment. Park fire fighters, to protect nearby landowners, manage the forest by extinguishing any wildfire, as well as thin, pile up, and burn excess vegetation in winter. Prescribed fires may be lit to burn what is left.