• 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 Now Include All Open Flame

    Due to extreme conditions, all fires at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area are prohibited effective August 1, 2014, until further notice. No open flames are permitted. This includes but is not limited to wood fires, charcoal fires, and tiki torches More »

Operating Hours & Seasons

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is open for recreational use 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

Variable lake levels can lead to the closure of boat launches and the loss of water pressure in some campgrounds. During an average year, the Bureau of Reclamation brings the lake near full pool from mid-June until Labor Day. Check the current lake level and refer to the boat launch elevation guide before you visit, especially during the fall, winter, or spring.

Current operating hours are listed below.

VISITOR CENTERS
FORT SPOKANE VISITOR CENTER AND MUSEUM
Fort Spokane, NPS
(Memorial Day - Labor Day) Daily 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Rest of the year is by request.
Phone: (509) 754-7893

KETTLE FALLS INFORMATION CENTER
Kettle Falls, NPS, USFS & Kettle Falls Chamber of Commerce
New Hours (effective 4/23/2014 until further notice)
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Thursday - Sunday 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (509) 738-2300

Boat launch permits sales on Thursday through Sunday only at this location.

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES

LAKE ROOSEVELT NRA HEADQUARTERS
Headquarters, Coulee Dam, NPS
Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed federal holidays
Phone: (509) 754-7800

FORT SPOKANE DISTRICT OFFICE
District Office, Fort Spokane, NPS
Tues. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed federal holidays
Phone: (509) 754-7800

KETTLE FALLS DISTRICT OFFICE

District Office, Kettle Falls, NPS
Mon. - Fri. 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Closed federal holidays
Phone: (509) 754-7800

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.