Proposed Fee Increase

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Your comments to the proposed changes are welcome and will be accepted until October 31, 2014. There
are four ways to leave comments concerning these proposed changes.

  1. Click on the link at the top of the page and send us an email.
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  3. Mail your comments to: Superintendent, Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, 1008 Crest Drive, Coulee Dam, Washington 99116.
  4. Attend one of our three public meetings:
    Public meetings will be held at the following locations from 6-8 PM for additional comment:
    October 21 –Community Colleges of Spokane Colville Center, 985 South Elm St, Colville
    October 22 –Lincoln County Public Works Building, 27234 SR 25 N, Davenport
    October 23 –Coulee Dam City Hall, 300 Lincoln Avenue, Coulee Dam

Thank you for your time and input.


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
rich lands and resources. Participating agencies use and leverage recreation fees to implement thousands of projects to enhance public safety, maintain recreation sites, provide eye-opening educational experiences, build informational wayside exhibits, fund interpretive programs, and offer a wide range of recreational and cultural opportunities.

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

Group Campsites


Increase to:

1-25 people

$53 per night

$55 per night

26-50 people

$78 per night

$80 per night

51-75 people

$103 per night

$105 per night

Individual Campsites


Increase to:

$10 per night

$18 per night

Boat Launch Permits


Increase to:

Weekly Permit

$6 for 7 consecutive days

$8 for 7 consecutive days

Annual Permit*

Varying fee structure

$45 for 1 calendar year (Jan 1 –
Dec 31) regardless of when purchased.

* 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

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Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
1008 Crest Drive

Coulee Dam, WA 99116


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