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Contact: Denise Bausch, 509-754-7830
Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, in response to the closure of all state campgrounds across Washington issued by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Department of Natural Resources, is announcing additional modifications to operations to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
As of 12:01 am Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area will offer very limited services outside those that support visitor or resource protection. At Lake Roosevelt, the following services and operations will be suspended:
- All campgrounds and vault and flush restrooms will be closed until further notice.
- All boat launch docks will be removed from the water. Boat launches will remain open as long as water levels allow.
- Water services will remain off until further notice
- Trash collection will remain unavailable until further notice. If you pack it in, pack it out.
- The Visitor Center will remain closed.
- All public and education programs are cancelled.
The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor COVID-19. We will notify the public when we resume full operations and provide updates on our website (www.nps.gov/laro) and social media channels.
Outdoor spaces at Lake Roosevelt, including the lake and most hiking trails, remain accessible to the public in accordance with the latest federal, state, and local health guidance. Law enforcement and public health services will continue operations.
The NPS encourages people who choose to visit during this pandemic to adhere to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local public health authorities to protect visitors and employees. As services are limited, the NPS urges visitors to continue to practice Leave No Trace principles, including pack-in and pack-out, to keep outdoor spaces safe and healthy.
Updates about NPS operations will be posted on www.nps.gov/coronavirus. Please check with www.nps.gov/laro for specific details about park operations.
Last updated: March 23, 2020