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 motorboat leaves a widening wake as it crosses the lake with pine trees in the foreground.

Plan Your Visit

Things to do and see while you explore the park!

A family enjoying a camping trip, sitting at a picnic table under a shade shelter.


Enjoy a day at the lake!

Two boats navigate their way down an arm of the lake with vertical basalt shores topped with pines.


Explore the lakeshore from the water side.

A man with a red cap standing in the shallows of the lake while fishing.


Every day is a good day to fish!

View of the white, wooden gate at Fort Spokane with the large mule barn behind.

Historical Sites

Take a walk through time with us.

Two mule deer standing in the forest.


Info on permits, maps, and staying safe.

Last updated: December 23, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
1008 Crest Drive

Coulee Dam, WA 99116



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