Lake Roosevelt Camping Alerts

Lake Roosevelt Camping Alerts

Who doesn’t like to camp along the banks of Lake Roosevelt?  This year visitors will have some changes to be aware of.  Listed below are two of the biggest changes for the season.


Due to changes in Washington State Department of Health well water monitoring regulations for wells under surface water influence, water will not be available at any campground with hand water pumps during the 2019 summer season. This affects water availability at seven campgrounds:

Kettle River Campground
Snag Cove Campground
North Gorge Campground
Marcus Island Campground
Kamloops Island Campground
Cloverleaf Campground
Hawk Creek Campground
Haag Cove Campground

The National Park Service is currently evaluating the situation to find the best solution for the future. If you plan on camping at any of the campgrounds listed above this summer, please make sure to bring water from home.



Beginning July 8, 2019 the Federal Highway Administration, in conjunction with the National Park Service, will be resurfacing and restriping all National Park Service managed asphalt surfaces within the boundaries of Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. This includes, but is not limited to, all National Park Service campgrounds, marinas, day-use areas, boat launch and other parking areas, and connecting roadways. To allow the work to proceed as quickly and safely as possible, areas will be temporarily closed on a rolling basis throughout the park.

Effective immediately, all remaining open reservation dates for all reservable campsites and group campgrounds that begin on or after July 8 through the end of October 2019 will close. Existing reservation holders for this period will be contacted concerning the potential for site closures and offered refunds. Reservations will be subject to site closures for the duration of the project.

During this time, all individual campsites in open areas throughout the park, with the exception of existing reserved sites, will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Campers, however, may be required to relocate to a different campground based on work crew schedules.

Information about the site closure schedule will be available on, on signs and park bulletin boards, shared with local media outlets, and posted on park social media outlets approximately two weeks in advance of site closures. These schedules are subject to change with limited notice due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.



Tammy Ringer

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