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.

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

Let us help you plan your visit to the lake.

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Plan Like a Park Ranger!

A top 10 list for making your summer visit fun and safe.

Two people enjoying a day on the lake, boating and taking pictures while wearing their PFDs.

Find out about launch fees, important regulations, and minimum lake levels for launching.

An RV with a group of people enjoying their camping experience.

Where to picnic, paddleboard, park your RV, set up your tent, and make s’mores.

Fishing tournaments, commercial activities and tours all require permits.
Special Event Permits

Fishing tournaments, commercial activities and tours all require permits.

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Learn about hunting regulations and seasons

Bank fishing on the shores of Lake Roosevelt with trees in the distance.

Learn about licensing, locations, and charters before you cast that line.

invasive mussels and plants in a pile on the shoreline
Aquatic Invasive Species

Learn about AIS and fill out the self-certification form.

Last updated: April 4, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
1008 Crest Drive

Coulee Dam, WA 99116


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