Can I reserve a campsite?
Kettle Falls, Fort Spokane, and Spring Canyon have sites that can be reserved. These campgrounds also have sites that are available on a first come first serve basis. All other sites in the recreation area are first come, first serve.
Keller Ferry Campground is now operated by Lake Roosevelt Adventures and can be reserved through their website.
See our Fees and Reservation page for more information
How much does a launch permit cost and where can I purchase one?
See our Fees and Reservation page for more information.
Where do I display my boat launch permit?
The permit needs to be on the driver's side windshield of the vehicle that is towing the boat. Permits can be moved to other vehicles.
How do I get an America the Beautiful Senior or Access Pass?
They may be purchased, in person, at any of our district offices. They can also be purchased from BLM, Forest Service, or U.S. Fish and Wildlife (not state). Permits are available in Spokane at the BLM office at 1103 North Fancher Rd (behind Home Depot on Sprague). Their phone number is (509) 536-1200.
Are campgrounds open year round?
Yes, the campgrounds are open year round. However, comfort stations are closed and water systems are turned off in the winter. Vault toilets are still open.
How much is the fee to camp?
October 1-April 30, it is $11.50 per night/campsite; May 1-September 30, it is $23 per night/campsite. Fees are 1/2 off for America the Beautiful Access and Senior Pass holders.
How do I make a reservation for camping?
Reservations are made by going online to recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. No reservations are made through our offices.
Where can I find information on amenities and campsites?
For amenities and campground site layouts go to the Fees and Reservations and follow the link for each campground you would like to view.
Do I need to bring a portable toilet?
Portable toilets are not required for camping in campgrounds which have National Park Service-provided toilets. When camping on the shoreline, you must have a device specifically made for containing human waste such as a Wag Bag, Luggable Loo, or Biffy Bag. All recreational boats with installed toilet facilities must have an operable US Coast Guard certified Marine Sanitiation Device (MSD).
Last updated: March 30, 2021