Rolling Site Closures Will Impact Summer Visitors at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area

Contact:  Denise Bausch, (509) 754-7830

Coulee Dam – Beginning July 8, 2019 the Federal Highway Administration, in conjunction with the National Park Service, will be resurfacing and restriping all National Park Service managed asphalt surfaces within the boundaries of Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. This includes, but is not limited to, all National Park Service campgrounds, marinas, day-use areas, boat launch and other parking areas, and connecting roadways. To allow the work to proceed as quickly and safely as possible, areas will be temporarily closed on a rolling basis throughout the park.

Effective immediately, all remaining open reservation dates for all reservable campsites and group campgrounds that begin on or after July 8 through the end of October 2019 will close. Existing reservation holders for this period will be contacted concerning the potential for site closures and offered refunds. Reservations will be subject to site closures for the duration of the project.

During this time, all individual campsites in open areas throughout the park, with the exception of existing reserved sites, will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Campers, however, may be required to relocate to a different campground based on work crew schedules.

Information about the site closure schedule will be available on, on signs and park bulletin boards, shared with local media outlets, and posted on park social media outlets approximately two weeks in advance of site closures. These schedules are subject to change with limited notice due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.