Destination guide

An important spot for thousands of years

For thousands of years the Upper Columbia River has been an important fishing and trading hub. Over 70 years ago, the 130-mile long Lake Roosevelt was formed after the construction of the Grand Coulee Dam. Since then, it's been an increasing popular destination for those who want to fish, camp and sail. While it's man-made, it feels anything but, and with plenty of Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area vacation rentals to choose from and such a range of outdoor activities, there's really no better place to spend a weekend away from the big city.

Activities

Countless opportunities for fun

This area offers countless outdoor activities. Regardless of whether you want to sail across the lake, paddle in kayaks, hike along the shoreline, camp under the stars or go looking for wildlife, you'll find everything you need right here. Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area vacation rentals are spread all along the shores, so you'll have no trouble finding a secluded spot to take the family or enjoy a romantic weekend break. In the hot Washington summers, you can splash around in the deliciously cool lake or cast your line in to catch a fish to stick on the barbecue.

Weather

Open all year-round

When you decide to stay in a Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area vacation rental very much depends on your interests. The long, hot summers are best spent cooling off in the river, or boarding canoes and boats to cross the calm waters in search of wildlife. If you visit during fall, the weather can be changeable, but the colorful Washington fall foliage always manages to brighten the day. Winter here can receive considerable snow, but this just creates a playground for thrill seekers looking to race across the trails in snowmobiles or clip on the snowshoes for a bracing walk.

Natural features

Spot an ambling moose

There are an estimated 400 wild moose in Washington state, and many reside around the lake. These gentle giants are the largest of the deer family. An adult's antlers can often reach 6 feet long, while the largest bulls weigh more than 1,100 pounds. Aside from cows with their calves, moose are typically solitary creatures. As you hike along the shoreline of the lake, you may very well spot one ambling along. Just remember to bring you cameras to snap a pic of rutting bulls in the early morning fog with the backdrop of the fall foliage.

Where to stay around Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 67 vacation rentals near Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. From 13 Cabins to 36 Houses, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Canada: 27,719 vacation rentals
  • British Columbia: 10,279 vacation rentals
  • Spokane: 168 vacation rentals
  • Osoyoos: 269 vacation rentals
  • The Okanagan: 2,040 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area:

  • Spokane: 168 rentals
  • Osoyoos: 269 rentals
  • Loon Lake: 41 rentals
  • Christina Lake: 35 rentals
  • Rossland: 28 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.