Lake Roosevelt Lake Getaways

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In Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is the beautiful lake the area takes its name from. The eastern Washington has many unique attractions, including Kettle Falls, Fort Spokane, and Spring Canyon.

Lake Roosevelt was formed in 1941 by the completion of the Grand Coulee Dam. This 130-mile long lake was created as part of the Columbia River Basin project. Named for President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the lake is now the largest recreation feature in the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. The recreation area encompasses 100,390.31 acres of federal lands.

This man-made recreation area provides opportunities for boating, fishing, swimming, water skiing, camping, hiking and touring Fort Spokane and the Dam. A good place to begin your visit or verify what you've been enjoying is to visit the Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center. The site is open daily during the summer and intermittently throughout the year. Other visitor facilities include picnic areas, boat ramps, boat and trailer dump stations, drinking water, bathhouse and ferry service.