Fire Prompts Closure of Northern Lake Roosevelt Campgrounds

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Date: August 20, 2015
Contact: Ben McKay, 509-754-7861

On August 20, 2015, Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park Service, has closed campgrounds in the Kettle Falls District due to expanding wildfires. Currently, conditions inhibit containment on the wildfires in the surrounding area and forecasts expect accelerated fire growth. Red flag conditions are in effect through the week and include dry weather, high winds, and hot temperatures and expect to contribute to high fire danger.

Under the authority granted to the superintendent under 36 Code of Federal Regulations 1.5 (a)(1), campgrounds are closed immediately and will remain so until conditions improve for visitor safety. The campgrounds include: Enterprise, Hunters, Gifford, Cloverleaf, Kettle Falls, Marcus Island, Evans, North Gorge, Snag Cove, Kettle River, Kamloops Island, Summer Island, and Haag Cove.

For continued camping and recreation, the following areas will remain open in the southern end of the park: Spring Canyon, Keller Ferry, Hawk Creek, Porcupine Bay, and Fort Spokane.

Last updated: August 20, 2015

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Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
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Coulee Dam, WA 99116



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