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Contact: Brandon Cadwell, 509-754-7855
Coulee Dam, WA -- On August 27, 2015, Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park Service (NPS), has closed the campground, boat ramp, and day-use area in Porcupine Bay. This action is due to recent activity from the Carpenter Road fire that has brought it closer to Porcupine Bay. These closures will be concurrent with the closures instituted since August 20, 2015. Current and predicted red flag conditions are contributing to continued high fire danger. As safe evacuation from this remote location cannot be guaranteed, the NPS has instituted these closures to ensure the highest level of safety for visitors and employees.
Under the authority granted to the superintendent under 36 Code of Federal Regulations 1.5 (a)(1), campgrounds, boat ramps, and day-use areas in the following locations are closed and will remain so until conditions improve for visitor safety: Porcupine Bay, Hunters, Gifford, Cloverleaf, Daisy, Bradbury Beach, Colville Flats, Kettle Falls, Campground, Kettle Falls day-use areas, St. Paul's Mission, Marcus Island, Evans, North Gorge, China Bend, Snag Cove, Napoleon Bridge, Kettle River, Kamloops Island, Haag Cove, and French Rocks. The Kettle Falls boat launch remains open, but boaters are advised to exercise extreme caution in areas of restricted visibility.
For information on Northeast Washington Fires, contact any of the following numbers: