Gifford Campground sits along the northern shoreline of Lake Roosevelt. The facility is popular among hunters and fishermen, but is also comfortable for families. There is a clear view of the lake from most sites in the campground. A boat launch and beach are located within the facility.
Lake Roosevelt is a 130-mile lake on the Columbia River created by the Grand Coulee Dam. Named after President Franklin D. Roosevelt, it is part of the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area managed by the National Park Service.
This campground is popular for hunters (hunting is allowed in certain areas of the park) and fishermen. The lake is abundant with walleye, bass, rainbow trout and salmon. Sturgeon also live in the lake; fishing for sturgeon is now allowed For a limited season. The boat launch is open year-round.
Families and visitors can attend educational programs, enjoy a leisurely walk to the lake or relax by the beach.
Great for families, hunters and other large gatherings, there are picnic tables, drinking water, a boat launch and fire pits within the facility. There is very limited shopping nearby, so campers are advised to bring their own goods.
The site is situated in a thick Ponderosa pine forest that provides plenty of shade. The lake area is abundant with wildlife, including moose, elk, deer osprey and bald eagles. Dozens of species of fish inhabit the lake.
Much of the water in the lake originates from glaciers and snowmelt from the cold, high Canadian Rockies. Although, lake temperatures are pleasant to swim in during summer.
The Gifford Ferry is a free ferry offered by the Colville Confederated Tribes that can take passengers across the river. It runs daily and departs every 15 minutes.
All changes and cancellations need to be made through recreation.gov
Late Cancellations or Cancellations within the Cut-off Window
Individual Campsites: A customer who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee (not to exceed the total paid for the original reservation). Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee.