Kettle River is a shady campground on the banks of the Kettle River. Most of the sites are on the shoreline and have beautiful views of the Kettle River and surrounding landscape. Kettle River does not have a boat launch but does have a courtesy dock. This campground is a great place for birding, with a variety of waterfowl and raptors seen in the area. Kettle River Campground is typically quiet and doesn’t often fill.
Kettle River Campground is a reservation only campground with 13 sites. There are picnic tables, fire pits, and water access located within the facility.
Camping in this campground remains reservation-only through Recreation.gov; first-come, first-served camping is not available. Once you arrive on-site, please pickup a reservation receipt tag from the information kiosk to complete and hang/display at your reserved campsite.
Restroom facilities are limited to vault toilets. You will also need to bring your own drinking water.
Campground closed for the winter. During winter operations at Lake Roosevelt's campgrounds camping will only be available at Spring Canyon, Fort Spokane and Kettle Falls campgrounds.
Reservation only campground. No first come available.
There are no electricity, water or sewer site hookups.
Vault toilets available.
No potable water.
Pets are allowed and must be restrained at all times.
No off-road vehicles permitted.
No off-road parking; park in designated areas only.
No metal detectors or collecting artifacts allowed.
Bring confirmation with you. Transfer the confirmation information onto the green slips located at the Fee Board as you enter the campground. Hang filled out tag at your site.
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.
Don't Move Firewood: Help protect our forests! Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. Moving firewood is illegal in some states. Visit dontmovefirewood.org to learn more.
Weekly Boat Launch Permits must be purchased on line at https://www.pay.gov/public/form/start/656441199 . Please purchase prior to your trip.
For additional park information including other camping regulations, visit https://www.nps.gov/laro/index.htm or call 509-754-7889.
For reservations book here, or call 877-444-6777.
Kettle River Campground provides ample shade with thick forests of ponderosa pine, and douglas fir trees. The lake area is abundant with wildlife, including moose, elk and deer. Quite a few bald eagles have been spotted around Kettle River, and dozens of species of fish inhabit the lake, such as walleye, bass, rainbow trout, salmon and sturgeon. Fishing for sturgeon is now allowed during a short season. Much of the water in the originates from glaciers and snow in the cold, high Canadian Rockies, though temperatures are pleasant to swim in during summer.
The historic St. Paul's Mission, which is run by the National Park Service, is located about 7.4 miles south of the campground in the town of Kettle Falls. 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.
Kettle River Campground is popular with families to camp. They can easily access the Kettle River for shoreline fishing or birding.
All changes and cancellations must 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
For campground inquiries, please call: 509-754-7889
Kettle River Campground is 80 miles north of Spokane as you travel on hwy 395. Continue north on hwy 395 through the town of Kettle Falls. Continue across the bridge taking you to the west side of the Columbia River/Lake Roosevelt NRA. After crossing the bridge travel north another 6.7 miles, turn right onto Waterview Drive. In 0.4 miles you'll arrive at Kettle River Campground.
Kettle River Campground is 88 miles north of Davenport as you travel on SR 25. Travel 81 miles north on SR 25. At the intersection of SR 25 and hwy 395 at Kettle Falls turn left and travel north on 395. Continue across the bridge taking you to the west side of the Columbia River/Lake Roosevelt NRA. After crossing the bridge travel north another 6.7 miles, turn right onto Waterview Drive. In 0.4 miles you'll arrive at Kettle River Campground.