• 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 »

Things To Do

Ranger-led canoe trip

Visitors on a ranger-led canoe program.


Many visitors don't realize there is more to Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area than just, boating, fishing, hunting and camping.

Historic Lake Roosevelt
Humans have been living in and around Lake Roosevelt for over 9,000 years. Visit Fort Spokane Visitor Center and Museum to learn about local military history and the part that Fort Spokane played in local Native American history. Travel even farther back in time to learn about Kettle Falls, Fort Colvile, and St. Paul's Mission when you visit Mission Point.

Picnic, Swim, or Walk by the Water
There are 10 designated swimbeaches maintained by the National Park Service that include picnic areas, playgrounds and much more.

Rent a Boat
Several concessioners rent house boats and other water craft on the lake.

Visit Grand Coulee Dam
The Grand Coulee Dam is located 90 miles west of Spokane, Washington on State Highway 155. The dam is almost a mile long and 550 feet high. Grand Coulee is North America's largest hydroelectric plant with a generating capacity of 6,809,000 kilowatts.

Did You Know?

The mock orange grows prolifically at Fort Spokane and has a fragrant blossom similar to the orange blossom.

Fort Spokane (1880 - 1898) was established in part to protect the rights of local Native American tribes from newly arrived settlers who wanted to settle, poach, or illegally mine on the Spokane and Colville Reservations.