Campground Campfire Ban Lifted
Effective immediately, campfires are allowed in established fire rings in campgrounds and day-use areas throughout Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. Lakebed fires and other forms of open flame, like tiki torches, are still prohibited. More »
Our 22 public boat launches offer a wide variety of opportunities for every type of watercraft from canoes to motorboats. Please remember that Lake Roosevelt is a manmade reservoir. Seasonal fluctuations regularly affect lake levels and access to boat launch facilities. Check on current lake elevation or call the Bureau of Reclamation at (800) 824-4916 before you visit. Minimum boat launch elevations at Lake Roosevelt are listed below. Make sure you know where you are at all times. Update your gps with appropriate maps, purchase navigational charts from one of our Park bookstores, or call (509) 738-2300 to order by phone.
Boat Launch Fees
Boat Launch permits are required year-round at all Lake Roosevelt's National Park Service boat launches, regardless of boat type.
Annual Launch Permit
Still have questions about boating at Lake Roosevelt? Try one of these links.
Minimum Boat Launch Elevations
Download the appropriate checklist(s) to see what you need to boat safely on Lake Roosevelt.
Staying Safe in and Around Water!
Your safety is important to us. Please help us by learning how to be safe in and around water. Knowing how to swim is just the beginning.
For more information on Drowning Prevention, check out the Inland Northwest Drowning Prevention Coalition.
Did You Know?
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.