History & Culture

The mighty Columbia River has drawn people to its waters for over 9,000 years. Plateau peoples thrived on its rich fisheries. Trappers and traders plied its currents and rapids. The last frontier post stood watch on its shores. Grand Coulee Dam transformed the river into Lake Roosevelt. Its salmon lost, the new reservoir helped power the Northwest. Today, its scenery and stories wait for you.

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Three black and white photos. Living History volunteer as a Fort soldier. Settlers, man, woman and two children on their porch. Baby Indian on his mother's back in ornate carrier.
Soldier, Settlers and Indians

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Last updated: November 16, 2021

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Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
1008 Crest Drive

Coulee Dam , WA 99116

Phone:

509-754-7800
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