Help Us Prevent Aquatic Invasive Species

Help us prevent the introduction of aquatic invasive species by completing the mussel-free self-certification form on our Aquatic Invasive Species page before you launch. If your boat has been in waters with confirmed or suspected AIS (such as Lake Mead, Mohave, or Powell) within the last 30 days please call the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife AIS Hotline at 1-888-WDFD-AIS.

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Boating on Lake Roosevelt NRA.

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Enjoy the Lake

Our 22 public boat launches offer a wide variety of opportunities for every type of watercraft from canoes to motorboats. Please remember that Lake Roosevelt is a manmade reservoir. Seasonal fluctuations regularly affect lake levels and access to boat launch facilities. Check the current lake levels or call the Bureau of Reclamation at (800) 824-4916 before you visit. Minimum boat launch elevations at Lake Roosevelt are listed below. Make sure you know where you are at all times. Update your gps with appropriate maps, purchase navigational charts from one of our bookstore, or call (509) 754-7893 to order by phone.

Boat Launch Fees

Boat Launch permits are required year-round at all Lake Roosevelt's National Park Service boat launches, regardless of boat type.

Daily Pass

  • $8.00 for 7 consecutive days from date of purchase
  • $4.00 with eligible America the Beautiful Senior or Access Pass or Golden Age or Golden Acees Pass holder. Only good for one boat.
  • Available at each boat launch
  • Payment: Cash (US Funds), check, or credit card through your smart phone or home computer

Annual Launch Permit

  • $45.00
  • Good from purchase date until December 31st of the year printed on the permit.
  • Can be purchased in person at one of the locations listed on our Fees & Passes page.
  • You can also purchase our Annual Boat Launch Permits online. Please allow at least seven business days to receive your permit(s). The permit(s) will be mailed to you.

Other Information

Still have questions about boating at Lake Roosevelt? Try one of these links.


Minimum Boat Launch Elevations

Hawk Creek


Crescent Bay


Porcupine Bay


Marcus Island




Kettle Falls




French Rocks


Hunters Camp


North Gorge


Hansen Harbor


Keller Ferry


Napoleon Bridge


Bradbury Beach


Seven Bays


Snag Cove




Spring Canyon


China Bend


Fort Spokane


Jones Bay


Lincoln Mill



Boating Regulations

Boaters at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area must follow the Code of Federal Regulations, Washington State boating regulations and regulations in the Park Compendium.

Download the appropriate checklist(s) to see what you need to boat safely on Lake Roosevelt.

Human Powered

(Canoes, Kayaks, etc.)

Class 1 Motorized Watercraft

(16 feet to 26 feet in length)

Personal Watercraft


Class 2 Motorized Watercraft

(26 feet to 40 feet in length)

Class A Motorized Watercraft

(less than 16 feet in length)

Class 3 Motorized Watercraft

(40 feet to less than 65 feet in length)


Staying Safe in and Around Water!

Your safety is important to us. Please help us by learning how to be safe in and around water. Knowing how to swim is just the beginning.

4 Main Causes of Drowning

  • Not wearing a lifejacket
  • Using alcohol and/or drugs
  • Poor/no swimming ability
  • Hypothermia

10 Rules to LIVE by…

  1. Learn to Swim
  2. Wear a Life Jacket
  3. Learn to Float
  4. Reach, Throw, Row…Don't Go
  5. Look Before You Leap
  6. Don't Overload Your Boat
  7. Stay with Your Boat
  8. Learn the Boating Rules of the Road
  9. Alcohol, Drugs, and Boating Don't Mix
  10. Keep our Waterways Clean. Don't Pollute.

Rules courtesy of California Department of Boating and Waterways.

For more information on Drowning Prevention, check out the Inland Northwest Drowning Prevention Coalition.

Last updated: December 23, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
1008 Crest Drive

Coulee Dam, WA 99116



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