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Time running out on early discount for Lake Roosevelt boat launch permits

Beach camping is popular during summer in Lake Roosevelt National Monument. House boats have built-in toilets, while tent campers are supposed to bring portable toilets and pack out their human waste.  (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)
Beach camping is popular during summer in Lake Roosevelt National Monument. House boats have built-in toilets, while tent campers are supposed to bring portable toilets and pack out their human waste. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

NATIONAL PARKS — Boaters and anglers can save money buy buying their season boat launch permit for Lake Roosevelt before the end of April.

A launch permit is required at all designated National Park Service-managed ramps regardless of the type of vessel.

Without a season permit, boaters pay on site a $6 fee for a permit valid for seven days.

2011 season launch permits cost $30 if purchased by April 30. After that, the cost increases to $40.

Federal Golden Age, Golden Access and Interagency Senior or Access Pass cardholders, fees get 50 percent off.

Read on for details on where to purchase the boat launch permits.

Purchasing Lake Roosevelt boat launch permits

To purchase a seasonal launch permit by mail, include a Golden Age, Senior Pass or Access card number if applicable and send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with personal or cashier’s check payable to the National Park Service at:

  • Lake Roosvelt National Recreation Area Headquarters, 1008 Crest Dr., Coulee Dam, WA 99116, telephone (509) 633-9441, extension 110.

2011 seasonal launch permits may be purchased Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at:

  • South District Office, 44150 District Office Lane, Davenport, WA 99122 (23 miles north of Davenport), (509) 725-2715, extension 30.

Permits also can be purchased Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at:

  • Kettle Falls Visitor Center, 425 W. 3rd, Kettle Falls, WA 99141, (509) 738-2300.



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