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 »
Want to explore the river in a canoe, but you don't own one?
Would you like to know what life was like for the soldiers or Indian students at Fort Spokane?
Would you like and explanation of the unusual geology around Lake Roosevelt?
Then you want to join a free ranger-led program. Park rangers conduct a variety of activities from guided canoe tours to evening programs in the campgrounds. Topics vary from bears and cougars to military history and geology. Most programs are available from mid-June until Labor Day and schedules are posted on bulletin boards throughout the park. There are also self-guided activities available here at Lake Roosevelt as well.
Did You Know?
A common rumor at Lake Roosevelt is that the National Park Service controls the lake level. This is not true. The lake level is controlled by Bureau of Reclamation computers that optimize lake levels for only five things: flood control, power production, irrigation, dam repairs, and salmon runs.