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Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area Accessible to Public during Government Shutdown

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Date: January 22, 2018
Contact: Denise Bausch, 509-754-7830

During the shutdown of the federal government due to the lapse of appropriations, national parks will remain as accessible as possible while still following all applicable laws and procedures. Park roads, trails and the lake at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area will remain accessible to visitors, but emergency and rescue services will be limited.

There will be no NPS-provided visitor services at Lake Roosevelt, including public information, restrooms, trash collection, and facilities and roads maintenance including snow plowing and sanding of roads or boat launches. Boat docks will also not be adjusted during this time.

Because of the federal government shutdown, NPS social media and websites are not being monitored or updated and may not reflect current conditions.

The NPS will not be providing services for NPS-operated campgrounds, including maintenance, janitorial, bathrooms, and check-in/check-out. However, visitors in NPS-operated campgrounds will not be asked to leave unless safety concerns require such action.

For updates on the shutdown, please visit

Last updated: January 22, 2018

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Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
1008 Crest Drive

Coulee Dam, WA 99116



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