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

    Lake Roosevelt

    National Recreation Area Washington

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Spring scene of Grand Coulee Dam from Crown Point. Image Credit: NPS/LARO/Jeff Axel
Spring scene of Grand Coulee Dam from Crown Point.
NPS/LARO/Jeff Axel

Lake Roosevelt Reservoir was created in 1941 by the completion of Grand Coulee Dam. With 130 miles of water, 27 campgrounds, 22 boat launches, 10 swim beaches, and historical sites such as Fort Spokane Visitor Center and Museum and St. Paul's Mission, there is something for everyone.


Did You Know?

The mock orange grows prolifically at Fort Spokane and has a fragrant blossom similar to the orange blossom.

Fort Spokane (1880 - 1898) was established in part to protect the rights of local Native American tribes from newly arrived settlers who wanted to settle, poach, or illegally mine on the Spokane and Colville Reservations.