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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. 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
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View from Two Rivers Marina
Map showing the location of Lake Roosevelt
Map showing the location of Lake Roosevelt
LocationFerry, Stevens, Lincoln, and Grant counties, Washington, USA
Nearest citySpokane, Washington
Coordinates48°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
Area100,390 acres (406.3 km2)[1]
EstablishedApril 1946
Visitors1,781,972 (in 2012)[2]
Governing bodyNational Park Service, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Spokane Tribe
WebsiteLake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
Lake Roosevelt atop Coulee Dam

It was established in 1947 as the Coulee Dam Recreational Area and renamed for President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1997.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Listing of acreage as of December 31, 2011". Land Resource Division, National Park Service. Retrieved 2012-12-14.
  2. ^ "NPS Annual Recreation Visits Report". National Park Service. Retrieved 2012-12-14.

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