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 the lake in winter! Enjoy this short video of people cross country skiiing, snow shoeing, fishing, and having a snowball fight at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area.

Two people wandering the snowy shoreline of the lake in winter.

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Plan Like A Winter Park Ranger!

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

Two people enjoying a hot drink in the snow.


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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: December 21, 2021

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Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
1008 Crest Drive

Coulee Dam , WA 99116


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