August 5, 2020Kettle Falls, Fort Spokane, and Spring Canyon campgrounds reopened, by reservation only, on July 1, 2020. The boat-in campgrounds also opened on the same day. Boat-in campgrounds are still available on a first come, first served basis. All other campgrounds and other facilities at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area will remain closed until further notice.
While three of the five counties (Lincoln, Stevens, Ferry, Grant, and Okanogan counties) have entered Phase 3 of the Washington State Safe Restart plan, Lake Roosevelt follows the lowest phase of any of the eight counties (the five adjacent to the park plus Spokane, King, and Snohomish counties) that provide the majority of the visitors to Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. Five of these counties are still in Phase 2.
Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is a magnet for visitors from outside the five counties that border the Lake. According to a visitor survey conducted in 2016 (https://www.nps.gov/laro/getinvolved/planning.htm), 94% of our visitors come from throughout Washington State. With an average annual visitation of 1.3 million people a year, approximately 1 million of those visitors come between April and September each year. Of those visitors, 500,000 people come from three Washington State counties: Spokane, King, and Snohomish. Opening camping encourages people from high COVID19 areas to travel to low COVID19 areas despite current Washington State guidance. We are supporting Washington State's phased opening to help protect the small communities surrounding Lake Roosevelt.
The CDC and Washington State Parks and Recreation offers guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Please help us protect the park and surrounding communities during this time by following local health orders and the Washington State Safe Start plan, practice Leave No Trace principles and avoid crowding and high-risk outdoor activities.
Guidelines for Responsible Recreation in The Outdoors
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Spend a night under the stars in one of Lake Roosevelt's campgrounds. From primitive boat-in campsites to group sites that fit 75 people, Lake Roosevelt has the perfect option for your next getaway.
Know Before You Go
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, campsites are only available with a valid reservation through recreation.gov.
Some of our campground have site that may be reserved. Book ahead and rest easy.
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Last updated: August 5, 2020