• 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 »

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
L.Snook

Did You Know?

These folks thought their campsite was far enough away from the water, but woke to find toys and coolers floating away.

Lake Roosevelt is the primary flood control reservoir on the Columbia River. The lake level can rise up to 4 feet per day in spring and drop 1 foot per day in summer. When shoreline camping, find out what the lake level is and don't put a tent close to the water unless you want a chilly surprise.