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Attention: Due to extreme conditions, all fires at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area are prohibited effective August 1, 2014, until further notice.No open flames are permitted.This includes but is not limited to charcoal fires, tiki torches, incense burners, etc.Exceptions include: 1) self-contained propane or gas stoves or lanterns;and 2) portable propane campfire units that are Underwriters Lab (UL) approved and located 10 feet from vegetation and logs.

For the most current information regarding the fire ban in the Recreation Area, please call 509-754-7800.

KETTLE FALLS CAMPGROUND, WA

part ofLake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, National Park Service
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

Kettle Falls Campground is on the northern section of Lake Roosevelt and convenient to the town of Kettle Falls. The facility has a multi-lane boat launch, making it popular among boaters, fishermen and water sports enthusiasts. The Kettle Falls area is rich in the history of American Indians as well as the fur trade; campers can learn more at a park visitor center less than 10 miles away.

Lake Roosevelt is a 130-mile lake on 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.

Natural Features:

The campground is forested and overlooks Lake Roosevelt. Much of the water originates from glaciers and snow in the cold, high Canadian Rockies, although lake temperatures are pleasant to swim in during summer. The area is abundant with wildlife, including moose, elk, deer and bald eagles. Dozens of species of fish inhabit the lake, such as walleye, bass, rainbow trout, salmon and sturgeon; fishing for sturgeon is not allowed.

Recreation:

The boat launch is directly within the facility, so many recreation activities can take place from the campground, including boating, fishing and water skiing. However, the lake is not very accessible to swimmers since there is a rocky descent from the campground to the water.

Facilities:

There are approximately 29 first-come, first-served sites designated in this campground; others may be reserved. The facility is conveniently located near the town of Kettle Falls and within 10 minutes of grocery stores and other amenities. The visitor center is also in town.

Nearby Attractions:

The historic St. Paul's Mission, which is run by the National Park Service, is located about two miles from campground. Also in the area are Fort Colville and the Hudson Bay Company Post on the Upper Columbia.

St. Paul's Mission.

Sherman drive, a scenic loop, is nearby.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Pit Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Amphitheater
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Trailer Parking
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Educational Programs
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Scuba Diving
  • Self Pay Station
  • Skiing
  • Softball Fields
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Visitor Center
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Windsurfing
Within 10 Miles
  • Accessible Picnic Areas
  • Boat Slips
  • Boat-In Sites
  • Gift Shop
  • Grocery Store
  • Group Camping
  • Historic Sites
  • Marina
  • Tennis Courts
  • Volleyball
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Hospital
  • Restaurant
Know Before You Go
  • There are no electricity, water or sewer site hookups.
  • The vault toilet is open from mid-April to mid-October, weather permitting.
  • No livestock.
  • No off-road vehicles are permitted.


  • Beach fires are permitted year-round on the exposed lake bed,EXCEPT when the fire danger rating for the park is at or below Level 2 as indicated by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources for the area that includes Lake Roosevelt NRA.
  • Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    48.28638, -118.12003
    48°17'11"N, 118°7'12"W

    The campground is 87 miles north of Spokane, Washington. Take U.S. Highway 395 north to the town of Kettle Falls, turn south on Boise Road at Barney's Bridge and travel three miles to the campground.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    KETTLE FALLS CAMPGROUND
    1368 KETTLE PARK RD
    KETTLE FALLS  WA  99141

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (509)754-7889
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