Lake Roosevelt, WA is situated on the Columbia River above Grand Coulee Dam, and also a National Area encompasses the lake. The recreation area includes largely the lake and it is sandy seashores as it extends upland to the “1310 line”, a boundary located nearly 20 feet above the lake’s higher water mark. Many prime spots are offered only by boat.
Lake Roosevelt stretches about 150 miles from Grand Coulee Dam upstream to the Canadian border, rendering it among the greatest lakes in Washington State with more than 630 miles of shoreline. The lake level can vary greatly 60 to 80 ft throughout the year and tends to peak in early- to mid-July, meaning less seashores then. The lake drops to its minimum in May to create room for spring snowmelt from faraway mountains that drain to the Columbia River.
The recreation area offers popular routines including superb wildlife viewing, fishing, bird watching, photography, stargazing, and pondering. The area is also an excellent place for water sports like boating, water skiing, sailing, windsurfing, swimming and sunbathing.
Most facilities are open year-round. The recreation season is May through October. The Customer Center and Museum at Fort Spokane are open Memorial Day from the middle of October. Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center is not open Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years day.
Fun Things To Do:
- Bird Watching
- Water Skiing