The Kettle Falls Campground- Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is a picturesque campground with spectacular views of the Columbia River and only a few minutes off of Highway 395.
The campground is close to the town of Kettle Falls and Colville in the very Northeast portion of Washington State and you can find most supplies that you could need.
If you want to feel a bit nostalgic, there is the Auto Vue Drive-in Theater that is open seasonally only 15 minutes from the campground and how often do you get the opportunity to go to a drive-in theater?
Kettle Falls Campground - Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
The Kettle Falls Campground is located near the boat ramp for easy access to the Columbia River! There is also a fish cleaning area so you can go back to your site and have a freshly caught dinner.
There is a fantastic day-use area down the street that has a picnic area, baseball field, great bird watching, and a nice play area.
The Kettle Falls Marina has a snack shop next to the boat ramp.
I personally love this campground! There is space between sites, several sites with spectacular views, lots of activities to keep everyone entertained, and you have Colville and Kettle Falls nearby to pick up any supplies that you may need.
History Of Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
The National Park Service manages Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. It was named after President Franklin D. Roosevelt as he was the one responsible for building Grand Coulee Dam. The mighty Columbia River created Franklin D Roosevelt Lake when its waters backed up behind the dam and created 600 miles of shoreline and the largest lake reservoir in Washington.
Number of Sites: 74
Location in the park: Adjacent to Kettle Falls Marina
5/1-9/30: $23, Discounted camping rate for valid America the Beautiful Senior or Access passes $11.50
10/1-4/30: $11.50. Discounted camping rate for valid America the Beautiful Senior or Access passes $5.75
Coulee Dam, WA
48° 17' 10.9799" N
118° 7' 12.1102" W
Accessible Sites: Campsite 3 and campsite 73 are designated ADA sites.
Site 3 is a pull-through site with a 49-foot maximum vehicle (RV, vehicle, and/or trailer) length.
Site 73 is a back-in site with a 40-foot maximum vehicle (RV, vehicle, and/or trailer) length. Restrooms have sidewalk pathways from the road.
Yes, Pets must be leashed at all times.
Are campground Reservations Available? Yes
How Far Ahead can you make a reservation? Individual campsites are released on a 6-month rolling basis
First Come, First Served? Yes
Flush Toilets: Yes, Flush toilets are available and water faucets turned on from mid-April to September 30, weather permitting
Is wifi Available? No
Is cellular Phone Service Available? No
Is camp host available on site? Yes
Amenities at each campsite:
Fire pit in the site? Yes
Picnic Table in the site? Yes
Bear Box in site/area? No
Potable Water? Yes, Water and flush facilities are turned off during the winter and periods of extreme low water.
Make sure and pack bug spray with you and think about pre-treating your clothes before you head out camping. There was a lot of mosquitos in this campground when we visited.
RV Camping at Kettle Falls Campground
The RV loop has picnic tables, back-in sites, flush toilets
RV Length: RVs and trailers up to 50 feet long may camp at Kettle Falls.
Most sites can accommodate vehicles 25 feet or longer, but length varies from site to site.
Dump Station: Yes
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 Kettle Falls Campground
Take State Highway 2 west of Spokane for 65 miles to the town of Wilbur, Washington. Turn north on State Highway 174 (follow road signs). Travel 19 miles and turn right at the sign for Spring Canyon Campground
Campfires are not allowed in upper loop sites 32-78
The maximum number of people in a campsite: no more than ten people at each campsite
The number of cars per campsite: no more than two vehicles
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
Kettle Falls Campground Map
Park Ranger John's Favorite Campsites
Sites 35, 38, 39, 9, 13, and 66 have amazing water views.
National Park Sites near Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
Manhattan Project National Historical Park - Hanford