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

    Lake Roosevelt

    National Recreation Area Washington

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  • Fire Restrictions Established at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area

    In accordance with the 36 CFR §1.5(a)(1), Superintendent Dan Foster has established a restriction for campfires on the exposed lakebed. Campfires in park-provided fire grates at developed campgrounds are allowed. More »

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July 09, 2014
2014 Fire Restrictions Established at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
2014 exposed lakebed restrictions are established.

April 25, 2014
Explosive Material Found on the Drawdown in Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
Explosives located in drawdown area near Snag Cove at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area.

April 21, 2014
China Bend Closed to Climbing Until July
China Bend is closed to recreational climbing to protect nesting raptors.

March 05, 2014
Tourism to Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area Creates $71 Million in Economic Benefit
Tourists visiting Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area in 2012 spent over $71 million and supported 899 jobs in the local communities.

December 19, 2013
Lake Roosevelt 2014 Boat Launch Permits Available
Lake Roosevelt annual boat launch permits for 2014 are now available.

 
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Did You Know?

These folks thought their campsite was far enough away from the water, but woke to find toys and coolers floating away.

Lake Roosevelt is the primary flood control reservoir on the Columbia River. The lake level can rise up to 4 feet per day in spring and drop 1 foot per day in summer. When shoreline camping, find out what the lake level is and don't put a tent close to the water unless you want a chilly surprise.