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

    Lake Roosevelt

    National Recreation Area Washington

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  • Upcoming Prescribed Burns

    Fire crews will implement at prescribed burn at Rickey Point as early as April 16th. Burning is dependant on weather. 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 »

Ranger-Led Programs

Ranger leading a guided-canoe trip. A ranger with two visitors sitting in a canoe paddling on the water.

Ranger leading a guided-canoe trip.


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.

Children's Program. A ranger points out important resources on a tour.
Students on a ranger program

Junior Ranger Program

What is a Junior Ranger?

Junior Rangers help to preserve National Parks; they learn about Lake Roosevelt, have fun, and are our representatives to their friends, families, and schoolmates back home. Junior Rangers spread their new knowledge about Parks and continue to use good environmental practices.

How can you become a Junior Ranger?

At Lake Roosevelt, there are multiple ways for you to complete the Junior Ranger requirements and be sworn in as a Lake Roosevelt National Park Junior Ranger. All of our Junior Ranger programs are free of charge. Visit any Lake Roosevelt Ranger Station or District Office to learn more.


Did You Know?

Ranger Andy and some kids with a mule

Mules were the utility muscle for life in the late 1800s. When the Fort was active in the 1880s-1890s, over 60 mules made the historic stables their home. They had names like Kiep, Sally, or Ol' No. 7.