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

    Lake Roosevelt

    National Recreation Area Washington

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?

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.