Virtual Ranger Station

Superintendent Dan Foster
Superintendent Dan Foster


A Message From The Superintendent

Welcome to Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. As we move closer to our summer season, we want to thank you for your understanding as we work hard to keep you, our staff, and the resources we protect safe. Masks are now optional, but please consider wearing one as a courtesy to others when indoors.

The National Park Service continues to closely monitor and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage you to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Washington State and local officials to recreate responsibly at Lake Roosevelt.

Remember to stay safe for yourself and loved ones while visiting the park!
Park Rangers stand near the lake, ready to answer questions.



hidden coves, deep blue water, and winding trails among the pines.


the story of massive ice age floods and ancient American Indian fisheries.
Recover your sense of wonder and adventure at Lake Roosevelt.

Things To Do

  • An RV with a group of people enjoying their camping experience.

    Where to picnic, paddleboard, park your RV, set up your tent, and make s’mores.

  • An adult and a child in an inflatable boat going fishing.
    Special Event Permits

    Planning a fishing tournament? Organizing a tour? Start here.

  • Two people enjoying a day on the lake, boating and taking pictures while wearing their PFDs.

    Find out about launch fees, important regulations, and minimum lake levels for launching.

  • Two people hiking on a trail through pine forest with yellow wildflowers in the foreground.
    Hiking & Self-Guided Walks

    Discover the dry side of the park and explore some historic town sites.

  • Three kids with snorkel gear and PFDs heading into the water.
    Water Access & Day Use

    Grab your favorite floatie, lounge chair, and picnic basket, and find a spot in the shade.

  • The historic wooden gateway at Fort Spokane with the large red mule barn beyond.
    Fort Spokane Visitor Center

    Come visit Fort Spokane and learn about the long history of people living along the Columbia River.

Looking for something specific? We have Air Quality, Smoke, and Fire information. There are Virtual Passport Stamps and Park Boundary Maps. Get more information on the Junior Ranger Program and Volunteers in the Park or read up on the history of Fort Colvile.

For information on ADA compliance in the park, check out our Accessibility page. There's also a full transcript and downloadable audio description of the park brochure, and a Braille file of the brochure as well.

Learn About The Park

  • A park ranger handing a brochure to a visitor.
    Fees & Passes

    What do you pay and where? Find the answers here.

  • A visitor and resource protection ranger standing by a park vehicle.
    Laws & Policies

    Looking for answers to those random or difficult questions? This is a good place to start.

  • A map of the lower half of Lake Roosevelt NRA.
    Maps & Guides

    Check here for an interactive park map, as well as a list of local services.

  • Three kids with snorkel gear and PFDs heading into the water.
    Water Access & Day Use

    Grab your favorite floatie, lounge chair, and picnic basket, and find a spot in the shade.

  • A light blue circle with trees in the foreground, the lake beyond, and low hills encircling.
    Virtual Passport Stamps

    Download and print a stamp for your Park Passport or Junior Ranger Passport.

  • A partly cloudy day with bright blue skies.

    Will it rain? Will it snow? Check here for current conditions in the area.

Can't find what you're looking for? Try the NPS App. It's a great way to keep park info on your phone or tablet. More random questions? Lost & Found items? Check the FAQ. Did you know that we have a sister park in South Africa? Check out Spioenkop Nature Reserve. And while we're happy to have Bark Rangers in the park, please visit our Pets page to make sure everyone stays safe!

Last updated: June 2, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
1008 Crest Drive

Coulee Dam, WA 99116


Please leave a detailed message if no one answers your call. Our rangers are often out talking to visitors.

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