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

    Lake Roosevelt

    National Recreation Area Washington

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  • Fire Restrictions Established at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area

    In accordance with the 36 CFR §1.5(a)(1), Superintendent Dan Foster has established a restriction for campfires on the exposed lakebed. Campfires in park-provided fire grates at developed campgrounds are allowed. More »

Weather

Yellow daisy-like flower with purple vetch in the background

Jeff Axel NPS

A dry, sunny climate predominates at Lake Roosevelt in the summer months. As you go father north, it becomes cooler and wetter. In the summer temperatures range from 75 to 113 degrees F during the day, and from 50 to 80 degrees F at night. Spring and fall are cooler but still pleasant.The weather can be dramatically different from one end of the lake to the other.

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Kettle Falls - North District

Fort Spokane - South District

Coulee Dam - Headquarters

Did You Know?

Construction equipment for clearing the lakebed

When the Grand Coulee Dam was finished and the lake filled, 11 towns were submerged. Every structure was cleared or burned. Soon, the rising waters covered the forlorn concrete foundations with water and darkness. Some towns died, others were built above the new lake, replacing what was lost.