Docks at Kettle Falls, Sevens Bays and Spring Canyon boat launches now open

(PRESS RELEASE/Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area)

On May 5, fishing resumed within Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. Boat launches are now open as water levels allow. Docks at Kettle Falls, Seven Bays, and Spring Canyon boat launches are currently available and other boat launch docks may become available as the lake level rises. The Spring Canyon boat launch and docks will be closed May 11-21 for paving.

Services at Lake Roosevelt are still limited due to COVID-19 health concerns. Fish cleaning stations will remain closed until further notice. Please take fish home to clean and dispose of properly. As a reminder, Title 36 Code of Federal Regulations 2.14(a)(7) prohibits disposing of fish remains on land or in waters within 200 feet of boat docks or swimming beaches, or within developed areas. Leaving fish remains on the shoreline attracts wildlife, including bear and cougar, putting other visitors in danger.

Campgrounds, toilets, water services, and trash collection are unavailable. All trash and human waste must be packed out.

The National Park Service encourages people who choose to visit during this pandemic to adhere to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local public health authorities to protect visitors and employees. During this time, the State of Washington encourages everyone to maintain a safe distance of at least six feet from other people, recreate locally with your family group, and stay home if you are sick.