GIFFORD GROUP SITE, WA

Gifford Group Site is along the shoreline of Lake Roosevelt, adjacent to the main Gifford Campground. It offers spectacular views of the lake from every vantage point. The facility is composed of one group site that can accommodate a group of up to 50 people at a time. Lake Roosevelt is ...

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Overview

Gifford Group Site is along the shoreline of Lake Roosevelt, adjacent to the main Gifford Campground. It offers spectacular views of the lake from every vantage point. The facility is composed of one group site that can accommodate a group of up to 50 people at a time.

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.

Natural Features:

Gifford sits in a thick Ponderosa pine forest that provide plenty of shade. The lake area is abundant with wildlife, including moose, elk, deer and bald eagles. Dozens of species of fish inhabit the lake such as walleye, bass, rainbow trout, salmon and sturgeon; however, fishing for sturgeon is not allowed.

Much of the water in the lake originates from glaciers and snowmelt in the cold, steep Canadian Rockies, even though temperatures are pleasant for swimming during summer months.

Recreation:

This site is popular for hunting groups seeking out the many deer and turkey in the area (hunting is allowed in certain areas of the park). There is no designated swimming area, but shallow water and a beachfront, make for ideal swimming conditions. The boat launch provides year-round access to the lake. Boating, fishing, swimming and water skiing are activities that can easily take place from the campground. Campers might also enjoy relaxing and taking in the beautiful view or attending educational ranger programs.

Facilities:

Gifford Group Site can be reserved year-round. Great for families, hunters and other large gatherings, there are picnic tables, drinking water, fire pits, a swimming area and a playground within the facility. Other than a small convenience store in the town of Daisy, there is not a lot of shopping nearby, so campers are advised to bring their own goods.

Nearby Attractions:

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.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Picnic Areas
  • Accessible Pit Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Swimming
  • Beach
  • Beachcombing
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Campfire Circles
  • Canoeing
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Educational Programs
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Scuba Diving
  • Self Pay Station
  • Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Swimming
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Windsurfing
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat-In Sites
  • General Store
  • Grocery Store
  • Hunting
  • Pay Phone
  • RV sites
  • Restaurant
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Bank
  • Golf
  • Hospital
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Tennis Courts
  • Volleyball Courts
Know Before You Go
  • Closed on Wednesdays for maintenance.
  • There are no electricity, water or sewer hookups at this site.
  • Vault toilet is open from mid-April to mid-October, weather permitting.
  • Lake level may effect the water supply.
  • No livestock allowed.
  • No off-road vehicles are permitted.
  • 15 vehicles and 50 people max per group site.


  • Beach fires are permitted year-round on the exposed lake bed, EXCEPT when the fire danger rating for the park is at or below Level 2 as indicated by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources for the area that includes Lake Roosevelt NRA.
  • Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    GIFFORD GROUP SITE
    1368 KETTLE PARK ROAD
    KETTLE FALLS  WA  99131

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (509)754-7889