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Local NPS sites listed for temporary closures next week


Last updated 8/7/2019 at 9:44am

Spring Canyon and Keller Ferry are two National Park Service sites listed Tuesday for possible closure next week during a project to redo or upgrade all asphalt surfaces in the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area.

The project is part of a national paving maintenance effort led by the Federal Highway Administration. Last spring, the NPS announced it would stop taking reservations for the park because, beginning July, contractors would be resurfacing and restriping all National Park Service-managed asphalt surfaces within the boundaries of the park with no more than two-weeks notice.

“This includes, but is not limited to, all National Park Service campgrounds, marinas, day-use areas, boat launch and other parking areas, and connecting roadways,” its press release stated.

Areas are being temporarily closed on a rolling basis throughout the park.

Here is the latest update on that effort, posted Tuesday on the park’s website:

“The following work and closure timeline is tentative and subject to change depending on weather and other unforeseen circumstances. Work is progressing fairly quickly. Crews will continue to work south through the park’s facilities.”

Closure schedule for the week of August 4:

For Crack Sealing and Patching:

Fort Spokane Campground 

Fort Spokane Group Campsites 

Fort Spokane Boat Launch 

Fort Spokane Day-use 

The Fort Spokane Visitor

Center and Museum will remain open until further notice

Hawk Creek Campground

Hawk Creek Boat Launch 

Lincoln Mill Boat Launch

Hanson Harbor Boat Launch

Potential Closures for the week of August 11:

For Crack Sealing and Patching:

Fort Spokane Campground 

Keller Ferry Campground

Keller Ferry Boat Launch

Keller Ferry Day-Use

Keller Ferry Marina

Spring Canyon Group Campsites

Spring Canyon Campground

Spring Canyon Day-use 

Spring Canyon Boat Launch

For Micro Surfacing: 

French Rocks Boat Launch

Napoleon Bridge Boat Launch

Kettle River Campground

Kamloops Campground

Snag Cove Campground

China Bend Boat Launch

North Gorge Boat Launch

North Gorge Campground

Evans Campground

Evans Boat Launch

Evans Group Campsite


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