Camping

August 5, 2020

Kettle 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

Before you go
  • Check what’s open. While phase 2 may open many state and county-managed lands for day use, other local, tribal and federal lands are still closed.
  • Take day trips close to home.
  • Recreate with immediate household members only. Recreation with those outside of your household creates new avenues for virus transmission.
  • Come prepared. Restroom facilities are closed and will be limited when they reopen. We recommend that you bring your own outdoor toilet option (marine sanitation device for your boat or something like a Luggable Loo, WAG Bag, Biffy Bag, etc. for day-use areas), soap, water, hand sanitizer and toilet paper, as well as a mask or bandana to cover your nose and mouth.
  • Enjoy the outdoors when healthy. If you have symptoms of fever, coughing or shortness of breath, save your outdoor adventure for another day.

When you get there
  • Avoid crowds. Have an alternate location in mind. Be prepared to go somewhere else or come back another time if your destination looks crowded.
  • Park in designated parking spaces only. If the parking lot is full, it is too crowded.
  • Practice physical distancing. Keep six feet between you and those outside your immediate household. Launch one boat at a time to give others enough space to launch safely. Leave at least one parking space between your vehicle and the vehicle next to you. Trailer your boat in the same way.
  • Wash your hands often. Keep up on personal hygiene and bring your own water, soap and hand sanitizer with you. Bring your own outdoor toilet option (marine sanitation device for your boat or something like a Luggable Loo, WAG Bag, Biffy Bag, etc. for day-use areas), soap, water, hand sanitizer and toilet paper with you.
  • If you pack it in, pack it out. If you bring it, take it home with you, including human waste and waste disposal bags, disposable gloves, and masks.
  • Be kind and respectful to our rangers, park aides and other field staff.
 

Once campgrounds reopen.....

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.


Lake Roosevelt’s campgrounds are open all year long. Amenities and fees may vary throughout the year.

 
 
 

Know Before You Go

Fees

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, campsites are only available with a valid reservation through recreation.gov.

Individual Campsites:
May 1 – September 30: $18 / site / night*
October 1 – April 30: $9 / site / night*
*Camping fees are half-price with an eligible America the Beautiful Senior or Access Pass or Golden Age or Access Pass holder. Pass is only valid for one individual site.

Due to COVID-19 group campsites are closed until further notice. See Group Camping for group campsite pricing.

Reservations

Some of our campground have site that may be reserved. Book ahead and rest easy.

Closures, Fire Restrictions, and Alerts

Check the latest park updates!

 

Last updated: August 5, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
1008 Crest Drive

Coulee Dam, WA 99116

Phone:

509-754-7800

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