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

    Lake Roosevelt

    National Recreation Area Washington

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  • 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 »

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?

Park ranger patrolling the shoreline

A common rumor at Lake Roosevelt is that the National Park Service controls the lake level. This is not true. The lake level is controlled by Bureau of Reclamation computers that optimize lake levels for only five things: flood control, power production, irrigation, dam repairs, and salmon runs.