Gifford Campground

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area

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.

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Natural Features

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.

Nearby Attractions

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.

Recreation

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.

Changes & Cancellations

All changes and cancellations need to be made through recreation.gov

Contact Information

Mailing Address

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area ATTN: Fee Program Manager 44150 District Office Lane N. Davenport WA 99122

Physical Address

Gifford Campground Rd. Gifford WA 99131

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 509-754-7889

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Driving Directions

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.

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