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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 and managed by the National Park Service.
The actual waterfalls of Kettle Falls are dormant under 80 feet of water formed by the backwaters of Grand Coulee Dam. The two group sites are spacious and set within a grove of locust trees, hence the name. They are near the site of Old Kettle Falls and overlooking Lake Roosevelt. Much of the water originates from glaciers and snow in the cold, high Canadian Rockies, though temperatures warm up in summer. The lake area is abundant with wildlife, including moose, elk, deer and bald eagles. Dozens of species of fish inhabit the lake, such as walleye, bass, rainbow trout, salmon and sturgeon. Fishing for sturgeon is not allowed.
The boat launch is in the main campground adjacent to the group sites, making the lake very accessible for boaters and fishermen. There is a former swimming beach at the group area; however, swimming conditions are not ideal.
There are two group sites at this facility, which are only a short walk or drive away from the main campground. It is conveniently located near the town of Kettle Falls and within 10 minutes of grocery stores and other amenities. The visitor center is also in town.
Advance registration required!The cost is $85 per adult this year, or $40 for kids aged 6 to 12 years. To register click on the Register in the green menubar at the top of the page, or go here.
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