Throughout time, the Lake Roosevelt area has been a crossroads for the forces and desires of both nature and man.

Today, the area largely reflects the character and characteristics of human development and settlement over the past 150 years. With a closer look, however, one can appreciate a natural and cultural history as rich as any in America. This brief history merely touches the surface of why this area is so special.

For more literature, visit the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area Administrative History, the Spokane Tribe of Indians, and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation websites. Visit our Links page for additional information, including tourist attractions and learning opportunities for those passing through.