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

    Lake Roosevelt

    National Recreation Area Washington

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October 07, 2014
2014 Ban Lifted on Lakebed Camp Fires at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
Lakebed camp fire ban now lifted.

October 01, 2014
Proposed Fee Increase at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
The National Park Service is proposing increases to the camping and boating fees at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area to take effect in the spring of 2015. The current fees were established in 1995. These fees have not been revised in relation to inflation and are now lower than the average of the area around the park.

August 29, 2014
Campground Campfire Ban Lifted at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
Campground campfire ban has been lifted at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. This is good only for park-provided campfire rings and grills. All other open flames are still prohibited.

August 18, 2014
Enterprise Boat-in Campground Reopened
Enterprise Boat-in Campground reopened, effective immediately.

August 12, 2014
Fire Fighters Will Keep an Eye on the Enterprise Fire
Fire fighters will continue to monitor the Enterprise Fire.

August 11, 2014
Enterprise Fire Being Mopped Up
The Enterprise Fire is being mopped up at this time.

August 10, 2014
Saturday Enterprise Fire Burnout Successful
Saturday's Enterprise Fire burnout was successfully completed on Sunday.

August 09, 2014
Fire Fighters Plan to Start Burn Out of Enterprise Fire Saturday Afternoon
Fire fighters will begin the burn out operation on the Enterprise Fire beginning Saturday evening.

August 08, 2014
Enterprise Fire Remains Steady at 80 Acres
Latest information on the Enterprise Fire burning along the shore of Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area near Fruitland, WA.

August 07, 2014
Enterprise Fire has Reached 80 Acres
Enterprise Fire has expanded to 80 acres. Strong winds are expected beginning at 4:00 am, August 8.

August 06, 2014
Enterprise Fire Update and Partial Lake Closure
Latest information on the Enterprise Fire and temporary, partial lake closure.

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

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?

Construction equipment for clearing the lakebed

When the Grand Coulee Dam was finished and the lake filled, 11 towns were submerged. Every structure was cleared or burned. Soon, the rising waters covered the forlorn concrete foundations with water and darkness. Some towns died, others were built above the new lake, replacing what was lost.