Kamloops Island Campground Lake Roosevelt National Park is located in Northeast Washington near Kettle Falls, Washington. It's a beautiful, shaded campground with lake views and only 12 sites for a relaxing experience.
Kamloops Island - Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
The major attraction to Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is water-based activities like boating and fishing. St. Pauls Mission and Kettle Falls Historical Center are close attractions and the Kettle Falls Campground is only a short distance away and has lots of grass and a baseball field too.
A couple of fun non-park-related activities include the Auto Vue Drive-in Theater that is open seasonally only 15 minutes from the campground.
For those who enjoy wine, there is a nice organic winery just across the river named China Bend Winery. You can even use your boat and stop in and pick up a nice bottle of wine to end the perfect evening at your campsite.
Kamloops Island is a small campground at the mouth of the Kettle River. This small shady campground has a great grove of pine trees with tent sites spread out fairly nicely. The lake and the surrounding landscape is absolutely gorgeous. The site can fit tents and rvs in many of the campsires.
Season: Normally Kamloops Island Campground is open year-round, but water is not available in winter or times of low lake level.
Number of Sites: 12
Location in the park: Mouth of the Kettle River
Campsite Cost: May 1 through September 30th $23, October 1st through April 30 $11.50
Payments accepted: U.S. Currency and check.
Reservations: No, Individual campsites are first-come, first-served.
Elevation: 1,345 ft
Accessible Sites: Campsite 1 is a designated ADA site with a 28-foot maximum vehicle length. Campsites 9 through 17 are walk-in and located on a steep hillside. Pit toilets have sidewalk pathways from the road.
Pets Allowed: Yes, Pets need to be on a leash.
Are campground Reservations Available? No
First Come, First Served? Yes, all sites are first come first serve
Flush Toilets: No
Is wifi Available? No
Is cellular Phone Service Available? Most major carriers have some cell coverage at Kamloops Island Campground.
Is firewood available for purchase? Firewood is available in nearby towns.
Amenities at each campsite:
Fire pit in the site? Yes
Picnic Table in the site? Yes
Bear Box in site/area? No
Potable Water? No, Make sure to bring water jugs with you. There is no potable water.
Sites 9 through 12 are walk in tent sites. Many of the campsites offer views of the water and are gorgeous.
RV Camping at Campground
The RV loop has picnic tables, back-in sites, flush toilets
RV Length: Maximum vehicle length varies from site to site. Vehicles, trailers, or RVs cannot be parked on the grass or anywhere except the designated parking spot for each site. Kamloops Island Campground does not have hookups.
Dump Station: No
Generators: Generators may only be used from 6 am to 10 pm.
Hookups: There are no electricity, water, or sewer site hookups
How to get to Campground
From Kettle Falls, drive north on US 395. Cross Lake Roosevelt on Barneys Bridge and continue on Hwy 395. After approximately 3 miles, turn right onto Northport Flat Creek Road/ River Bridge Road (there is a sign for Kamloops Island Campground) and drive the bridge over Kettle River. Turn left at the second Kamloops Island Campground sign.
The maximum number of people in a campsite: 10
The number of cars per campsite: 2
Checkout time: 12 noon
Quiet Hours: Quiet hours are from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am.
Maximum Stay: Camping is limited to 14 consecutive nights per campground within a 30 day period and not more than 60 total nights per calendar year
Kamloops Island Campground Map
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