Gifford Campground sits along the northern shoreline of Lake Roosevelt. The facility is popular among hunters and fishermen, but is also comfortable for families. There is a clear view of the lake from most sites in the campground. A boat launch and beach are located within the facility.
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 managed by the National Park Service.
Great for families, hunters and other large gatherings, there are picnic tables, drinking water, a boat launch and fire pits within the facility. There is very limited shopping nearby, so campers are advised to bring their own goods.
Camping in this campground remains reservation only through Recreation.gov and no first come, first served. Make sure to get a blank reservation receipt from the information kiosk as you enter the campground to fill out and hang on your post.
Restroom facilities may be limited to vault toilets for a while. These toilets may not be cleaned and restocked on a regular basis, so please plan accordingly, especially with hand sanitizer.
Total Fire Restrictions in Effect at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
Coulee Dam, WA — Due to extreme conditions, all fires at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area are prohibited effective 12:01 am, Friday, June 25, 2021 until further notice. No open flames are permitted. This includes, but is not limited to, all fires in NPS provided fire rings and boxes, shoreline fires, charcoal fires, tiki torches, incense burners, candles, and propane campfires.
Self-contained propane or gas stoves and lanterns are still allowed during the full fire ban. For the most current information regarding the fire ban in the Recreation Area, please call 509-754-7893.
Also, as a reminder, fireworks are always prohibited at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area.
Be aware that due to nearby fires there are smoky conditions. Please plan accordingly.
There are no electricity, water or sewer hookups at this site.
Flush toilets are available and water faucets turned on mid-April to September 30, weather permitting.
Lake level may effect the water supply.
Pets are allowed and must be restrained at all times.
No off-road vehicles allowed.
No off-road parking; park in designated areas only.
No metal detecting or collecting of artifacts allowed.
Fires are permitted in the fire rings year-round, EXCEPT when the fire danger rating reaches a critical level as indicated by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources for the area that includes Lake Roosevelt NRA.
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No first come first served sites available. Reservation only. For reservations book here, or call 877-444-6777.
Weekly Boat Launch Permits must be purchased online through pay.gov. Please purchase in advance of your trip.
For additional park information including other camping regulations, visit https://www.nps.gov/laro/index.htm or call 509-754-7889.
The site is situated in a thick Ponderosa pine forest that provides plenty of shade. The lake area is abundant with wildlife, including moose, elk, deer osprey and bald eagles. Dozens of species of fish inhabit the lake.
Much of the water in the lake originates from glaciers and snowmelt from the cold, high Canadian Rockies. Although, lake temperatures are pleasant to swim in during summer.
The Gifford Ferry is a free ferry offered by the Colville Confederated Tribes that can take passengers across the river. It runs daily and departs every 15 minutes.
This campground is popular for hunters (hunting is allowed in certain areas of the park) and fishermen. The lake is abundant with walleye, bass, rainbow trout and salmon. Sturgeon also live in the lake; fishing for sturgeon is now allowed For a limited season. The boat launch is open year-round.
Families and visitors can attend educational programs, enjoy a leisurely walk to the lake or relax by the beach.
All changes and cancellations need to be made through recreation.gov
Late Cancellations or Cancellations within the Cut-off Window
Individual Campsites: A customer who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee (not to exceed the total paid for the original reservation). Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee.
Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area ATTN: Fee Program Manager 44150 District Office Lane N. Davenport WA 99122
Gifford Campground Rd. Gifford WA 99131
For campground inquiries, please call: 509-754-7889
Take State Highway 395 north from Spokane. Travel 83 miles to the town of Kettle Falls, then take State Highway 25 south and travel 23 miles. Follow signs for the campground. Turn right (west) into the campground.
If coming from the east, travel on State Highway 2 west of Spokane for 32 miles to the town of Davenport. Turn north on State Highway 25 and travel 56 miles. Follow signs for the campground. Turn left (west) into the campground.