Permits & Reservations


Special Use Permits

A Special Use Permit (SUP) is required for activities that provide a benefit to an individual, group, or organization, rather than the public at large, and that require some degree of management from the National Park Service in order to protect park resources and the public interest.

Activities in Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area that require a permit are:

  • Special Events: fishing tournaments, tour groups, commercial sporting events, weddings and ceremonies, memorial gatherings, etc.
  • First Amendment Activities

Please note that ash scattering is no longer permitted at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area.

Fishing tournaments, commercial activities and tours all require permits.
Special Event Permits

Fishing tournaments, commercial activities and tours all require permits.

A close up view of permitted area signs for First Amendment gatherings.
First Amendment Activities

Gatherings and demonstrations require a permit and are allowed in specific areas.


Camping Reservations and Boat Launch Permits

Standard campgrounds and group campgrounds require reservations in advance through Plan in advance to secure your spot.

Planning to go boating on Lake Roosevelt? To use one of the many boat launches at the lake, secure a weekly boat launch pass in advance through or an annual boat launch pass in-person.


Last updated: April 29, 2024

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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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