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Lake Roosevelt begins reopening most boat access sites

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WATERSPORTS -- Although some sites remain closed because of wildfires, Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is opening campgrounds, boat ramps and day-use areas at 13 sites in the North District of the park, National Park Service officials have announced. 

A reduction of wildfire activity in that area prompted the changes.

Some areas will remain closed because of their proximity to the Carpenter Road Fire and the Kettle Complex.

Sites to reopen Tuesday, Sept. 1, include Porcupine Bay, Enterprise, Gifford, Cloverleaf, Daisy, Bradbury Beach, Colville Flats, Kettle Falls, Marcus Island, Evans, Summer Island, North Gorge, and China Bend.

Though wildfire conditions have improved in the area, fire danger remains high and the fire ban on open flames remains in effect, officials said. Shifting winds may also bring heavy smoke and poor air quality.

Remaining closed at this time are campgrounds, boat ramps, and day-use areas at Camp Na-Bor-Lee, Hunters, Snag Cove, Napoleon Bridge, Kettle River, Kamloops Island, Haag Cove, and French Rocks.

Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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