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

    Lake Roosevelt

    National Recreation Area Washington

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Pets

Pets are allowed in the park except in designated picnic and developed swim beach areas. Pet excrement must be immediately collected and disposed of in a trash receptacle. All pets must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet when not contained in kennel. Barking dogs are considered a nuisances and owners must remove them from the campground. Never leave your pet in a closed vehicle. Temperatures can soar to 130 degrees F in minutes. Your pet can quickly die of heat stroke in those conditions. For the exact regulations regarding pets please refer to 36 CFR, section 2.15 and the Park Compendium.

 
German Shepard dog, brown and black dog looking up.
Pets at Lake Roosevelt
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Did You Know?

Construction equipment for clearing the lakebed

When the Grand Coulee Dam was finished and the lake filled, 11 towns were submerged. Every structure was cleared or burned. Soon, the rising waters covered the forlorn concrete foundations with water and darkness. Some towns died, others were built above the new lake, replacing what was lost.