Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area

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Lake Roosevelt
IUCN category II (national park)
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View from Two Rivers Marina
Map showing the location of Lake Roosevelt
Map showing the location of Lake Roosevelt
Location Ferry, Stevens, Lincoln, and Grant counties, Washington, USA
Nearest city Spokane, Washington
Coordinates 48°06′27″N 118°12′46″W / 48.10743°N 118.21289°W / 48.10743; -118.21289Coordinates: 48°06′27″N 118°12′46″W / 48.10743°N 118.21289°W / 48.10743; -118.21289
Area 100,390 acres (406.3 km2)[3]
Established April, 1946
Visitors 1,781,972 (in 2012)[4]
Governing body National Park Service, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Spokane Tribe
Website Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is a U.S. National Recreation Area under the supervision of the National Park Service. It encompasses the 130-mile (210 km) long Franklin D. Roosevelt Lake between Grand Coulee Dam and Northport, Washington, in eastern Washington state. The Grand Coulee Dam was built on the Columbia River in 1941 as part of the Columbia River Basin project, named for President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area provides opportunities for fishing, swimming, canoeing, boating, hunting, camping, and visiting historic Fort Spokane and St. Paul's Mission. Crescent Bay Lake in Grant County just southwest of Lake Roosevelt also falls under the jurisdiction of the National Recreation Area.

Lake Roosevelt atop Coulee Dam

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.nps.gov/laro/index.htm
  2. ^ https://irma.nps.gov/Stats/Reports/Park/LARO
  3. ^ "Listing of acreage as of December 31, 2011". Land Resource Division, National Park Service. Retrieved 2012-12-14. 
  4. ^ "NPS Annual Recreation Visits Report". National Park Service. Retrieved 2012-12-14. 

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