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KETTLE FALLS LOCUST GROVE GROUP SITE, WA

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

Overview

Kettle Falls Locust Grove Group Site is on the northern section of Lake Roosevelt and convenient to the town of Kettle Falls. The facility is 0.25 miles away from the main Kettle Falls Campground, which has a multi-lane boat launch. It is popular for groups of boaters, fishermen and water sports enthusiasts. The Kettle Falls area is rich in 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 actual waterfalls of Kettle Falls are dormant under 80 feet of water formed by the backwaters of Grand Coulee Dam. The two group sites are spacious and set within a grove of locust trees, hence the name. They are near the site of Old Kettle Falls and overlooking Lake Roosevelt. Much of the water originates from glaciers and snow in the cold, high Canadian Rockies, though temperatures warm up in summer. The lake 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 in the main campground adjacent to the group sites, making the lake very accessible for boaters and fishermen. There is a former swimming beach at the group area; however, swimming conditions are not ideal.

Facilities:

There are two group sites at this facility, which are only a short walk or drive away from the main campground. It 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, as well as the Sherman Pass Loop scenic drive.

St. Paul's Mission

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Picnic Areas
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Accessible Pit Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Amphitheater
  • Bait Shop
  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boat Slips
  • Boat Trailer Parking
  • Boating
  • Campfire Circles
  • Canoeing
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Educational Programs
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • General Store
  • Gift Shop
  • Grills
  • Grocery Store
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Marina
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Restaurant
  • Scuba Diving
  • Self Pay Station
  • Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Softball Fields
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Windsurfing
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat-In Sites
  • Historic Sites
Know Before You Go
  • Group sites A and B are closed on Wednesdays for maintenance
  • Site A allows 75 people and 35 vehicles maximum; site B allows 50 people and 25 vehicles maximum
  • There are no electricity, water or sewer site hook-ups
  • Site A has an electric outlet
  • The flush toilets are open from mid-April to mid-October, weather permitting
  • No metal detectors or collecting artifacts allowed
  • No livestock
  • No off-highway vehicles allowed
  • Lake level may also effect the water supply
  • No off-road parking; park in designated areas only
  • Pets are allowed and must be restrained at all times
  • For additional park information including other camping regulations, visit the www.nps.gov/laro or call 509-754-7889


  • 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):
    48.59241, -118.11498
    48°35'33"N, 118°6'54"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 3.5 miles to the campground.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    KETTLE FALLS LOCUST GROVE GROUP SITE
    1368 KETTLE PARK ROAD
    KETTLE FALLS  WA  99141

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (509)754-7889
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