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The National Park Service is proposing increases to the camping and boating fees at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area to take effect in the spring of 2015.The current fees were established in 1995. These fees have not been revised in relation to inflation and are now lower than the average of the area around the park. The proposed fee changes are listed below.
The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act allows federal land management agencies to utilize recreation fee funds to provide quality recreation experiences for hundreds of millions of visitors every year to some of America's most scenic, iconic, awe-inspiring, historical, and culturally
Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is permitted to retain and utilize fees collected for improvements to visitor services. In recent years visitor fee dollars have been used to design and install wayside exhibits, replace picnic tables, improve and make accessible comfort stations, enlarge the Porcupine Bay and Kettle Falls boat launch parking lots, and to improve/repair and install new boat docks at launch sites. Planned projects include, but are not limited to, continued improvements to comfort stations, enlarging the parking lot at Fort Spokane boat launch, improving the Crescent Bay launch and day use areas, improving the Fort Spokane water system, interpretive planning and exhibits, and control of invasive species.
Proposed Fee Increases
* Please note that Annual Boat Launch permits will no longer qualify for a 50% discount for America the Beautiful-The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior and Access pass holders. Federal regulations permit discounts for holders of America the Beautiful-The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior and Access passes. This includes nightly camping and weekly boat launch permit fees, but does not allow discounts on already discounted items such as yearly boat launch permits.
Last updated: July 2, 2015