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

    Lake Roosevelt

    National Recreation Area Washington

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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 CENTER
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

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?

Wild hyacinth is also known as the douglas brodaia

The pretty violet flowers of this wild hyacinth grows at Lake Roosevelt. An important food source, its small but sweet onion bulb is still popular. Covered by a fibrous netting called a corm net, excavated and carbon dated corm nets established that people lived at Kettle Falls 9,500 years ago.