National Park Service Awards Concessions Contract to Lake Roosevelt Vacations, Inc. at Kettle Falls

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area

March 1, Denise Bausch (509) 754-7830

COULEE DAM, WA – The National Park Service has selected Lake Roosevelt Vacations, Inc., to provide marina services in Kettle Falls at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area.

The new park concessions contract is anticipated to begin May 1, 2019 and extend for a period of 10 years. The contract will continue amenities that have been in the area for a number of years, such as fuel sales, marina sewage pump-out, a convenience store, and slip rentals for boat moorage. The operator will also have the option to provide houseboats and marine craft rentals, primitive lodging, sailboat mast raising services, water taxi service for backcountry camping, remote on-lake sewage pump-out services, and interpretive boat tours.

Park Superintendent Dan Foster said, “Lake Roosevelt Vacations, Inc. has operated the Kettle Falls Marina providing grocery, fuel sales, and houseboat rentals to park visitors for over 30 years.” Foster added that he and park staff look forward to a continued working relationship with Lake Roosevelt Vacations, Inc. “I know they will continue to provide valuable services to park visitors and the community as they take on this new contract.”

The competitive process for the concessions contract was initiated on June 28, 2018 with the release of a prospectus. All offers had to be submitted to the agency by September 28, 2018. An evaluation panel of National Park Service and technical experts outside Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area performed a comprehensive analysis of the proposals and selected the best responsive proposal based on factors identified in the prospectus. For more information about the prospectus and concessions contracts in the National Park Service visit https://www.nps.gov/subjects/concessions/index.htm. ⸙