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

    Lake Roosevelt

    National Recreation Area Washington

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  • China Bend Closure

    The China Bend Climbing Area is closed until July 15 to protect nesting raptors. More »

  • 2014 Youth Conservation Corps

    Lake Roosevelt NRA is now accepting applications for our 2014 Youth Conservation Corps positions. More »

  • 2014 Spring Prescribed Fire Burning Notice

    Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area may implement up to 3 of the following prescribed fires during the spring of 2014. More »

  • Keller Ferry Campground Under New Management

    Keller Ferry Campground is now managed by Dakota Columbia. Reservations can now be made on-line through Sunrise Reservations. More »

Plan Your Visit

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?

White Sturgeon of the Columbia River

Lake Roosevelt's sturgeon are 8 to 20 feet long. They are also at least 70 years old. In 1941, Grand Coulee Dam flooded the fast-moving waters they need to spawn. To help out the population, the state of Washington introduced new fish to the lake in 2006.