USBR prohibits fireworks at North Dam and temporarily closes Marina Way gate
Last updated 6/28/2023 at 1:38pm
The Bureau of Reclamation is prohibiting fireworks on North Dam for the Independence Day holiday.
Reclamation is taking precautionary measures to decrease the potential for wildland fire and is reminding the public that use of fireworks is prohibited on Reclamation lands and waterbodies.
Reclamation will allow the permitted fireworks display at Grand Coulee Dam to occur for the Fourth of July festivities. There is a low risk of fireworks reaching the surrounding lands from the top of the dam, so the show can proceed. The fireworks show begins immediately following the “One River, Many Voices” Laser Light show, which starts at 10 p.m. PDT.
Additionally, for the safety and security of the public and staff, Marina Way gate will be temporarily closed to vehicle and foot traffic beginning July 3, and will re-open July 5. The gate is located at Roosevelt Way and Fir Street adjacent to the Coulee Dam’s city park.
To learn more about the days and times for the light show, please visit https://www.usbr.gov/pn/grandcoulee/visit/laser.html. The Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center is open for the holiday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.