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FORT SPOKANE, WA
part ofLake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, National Park Service
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewFort Spokane Campground is a great destination for history buffs, birders and boaters, and the perfect location for travelers who like a combination of history and recreation. The facility lies on the shoreline of Lake Roosevelt next to the grounds of a former military fort constructed to keep peace between early settlers and American Indians.
Visitors can spend a few hours learning about the fort and Indian boarding school, by taking a stroll to the museum across the street. Afterwards, visitors can enjoy boating, fishing, birding or taking in the scenery around the lake at this year-round campground.
Lake Roosevelt is a 130-mile lake of the Columbia River created by the Grand Coulee Dam. Named after President Franklin D. Roosevelt, it is part of the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area and managed by the National Park Service.
Fort Spokane lies on the water amidst Ponderosa pines and shrubs. It is near the confluence of the Spokane River and the Columbia River (Lake Roosevelt). The lake has comfortable temperatures during summer, even though much of the water originates from glaciers and snow in the cold, high Canadian Rockies. The lake area is abundant with wildlife, including moose, elk, deer, bighorn sheep, birds and fish.
Fort Spokane boasts some of the best bird habitats in the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. The prime viewing spot is Hawk Creek, only a few miles away. Birders often see Peregrine falcons, Blue herons, finches, Bald eagles, osprey and even the occasional Golden eagle.
The campground has 67 individual sites. It is open year-round, however drinking water is shut off in winter. A convenience store and gas station are nearby for campers to replenish basic goods.
The reservation of the Spokane Tribe of Indians is near the campground at the confluence of the Spokane and Columbia Rivers. There is a casino on the reservation.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Take State Highway 2 west of Spokane for 32 miles. Turn north on State Highway 25 at the town of Davenport and travel 24 miles. Follow the signs to the campground.
Mailing Address:FORT SPOKANE
44150 DISTRICT OFFICE LANE N.
DAVENPORT WA 99122
Phone Number:Information: 509-633-3830 x37