Kamloops Island is a small, shady campground at the mouth of the Kettle River. The main hub of campsites is tucked into the vegetation at the top and can fit tents and RVs. A cluster of walk-in tent sites is spread out in a grove of pines. Many campsites offer views of the river, lake, and surrounding landscape. There is a courtesy dock, but no boat launch.
Kamloops Island is a reservation only campground with 17 sites. It can be reserved year round. However, the sites are not plowed in the winter time. There are picnic tables and fire pits at each site. You will need to bring your own drinking water.
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.
No potable water available.
Vault toilets available.
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.
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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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.
No generator usuage during our Quiet Hours of 10 PM - 6 AM.
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.
Kamloops Island 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 Kamloops, 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 4.5 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.
Kamloops Island is a beautiful little campground surrounded by the Columbia River on one side and the Kettle River on the other. During the draw down when the water is low the geological beauty comes out in the ravine cut by the Kettle River. This campground is very popular for fishermen and familes alike.
All changes an cancellations must be done 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
Northport Flat Creek Rd. Kettle Falls WA 99141
For campground inquiries, please call: 509-754-7889
Kamloops Island Campground is 79 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 7 miles, turn right onto Northport Flat Creek Road. In 0.2 miles Kamloops Island will be on your left just as you cross the Kettle River.
Kamloops Island 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 7 miles, turn right onto Northport Flat Creek Road. In 0.2 miles Kamloops Island will be on your left just as you cross the Kettle River.