A Long Lake With A Deep Story

The ancient geologic landscape of the upper Columbia River cradles Lake Roosevelt in walls of stone carved by massive ice age floods. Come explore the shorelines and learn the stories of American Indians, traders and trappers, settlers and dam builders who called this place home. Swim, boat, hike, camp, and fish at this hidden gem in Northeast Washington, created by the Grand Coulee Dam.

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Come explore Hawk Creek: the sound of the water, spring growth along the banks, and the colorful lichen growing on the columnar basalt cliffs.

A view down the lake with calm water reflecting white cliffs, pines, clouds and sky.

Virtual Ranger Station

Let us help you plan your visit to the lake.

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Special Event Permits

Planning a fishing tournament? Organizing a tour? Start here.

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Coming to camp? Need a reservation? Start here!

A boat propeller encrusted with quagga mussels.

Aquatic Invasive Species

AIS are harmful to the lake and the animals that live in it. Help us protect these beautiful waters!

Last updated: November 8, 2022

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Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
1008 Crest Drive

Coulee Dam , WA 99116


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