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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.
The upper Columbia River gorge, within which Lake Roosevelt is contained, stands in stark testimony to its geology and climate.
With such diverse resources, Lake Roosevelt has a lot to offer educators. Parks As Classrooms programs can be timed to introduce concepts, reinforce understanding, or stimulate culminating projects within a teaching unit.
In 1946 Coulee Dam National Recreation Area was created. The adjacent lands "offered unusual opportunities through sound planning, development, and management for health, social, and economic gains for the people of the nation." In 1997 the name of the area was changed to Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area.
The bookstore at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is run in cooperation with the Discover Your Northwest. Funds raised through the sale of our publications directly aid the park.