Lake Roosevelt Houseboats
P.O. Box 340
Kettle Falls, WA 99141 USA
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(800) 635-7585
Phone (509) 738-6121
Fax: (509) 738-6122

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Arrival Procedures

Early Departure

One of our great features is the “Early Departure” option. If you can plan on arriving at Kettle Falls between 4PM and 6PM you can be checked out on the operation of your houseboat, load and depart the Marina that afternoon. If you arrive after 7 PM you may load your belongings but check out will not take place until 8 AM in the morning. This option adds the seventh night and a “head start” on your vacation. It also saves you the cost of motel rooms in route all for the modest cost of $250.00.

Standard Charter period

The regular charter period starts at 8AM on day one of your charter and ends at 2PM on the last day of the charter. (See check out procedures)


If anyone in your party plans on fishing, We suggest that you purchase your Washington Fishing License before you arrive. They can be purchased at any Wal-Mart and most sporting goods stores. We do sell fishing licenses at the marina office between 9 AM and 5 PM.


We suggest that you wait until your arrival in the Kettle Falls area before purchasing your groceries and other supplies. This way the ladies (or men if they are so inclined) can all go to the grocery store together, this way you don't end up with 6 bottles of ketchup and no eggs?

There are several excellent Super Markets in the area. Harvest Foods, located in Kettle Falls, is a well-stocked market with an excellent meat department. Super One, Safeway, and Wal-Mart are located Nine miles South on Highway 395 in Colville

Our Marina store offers limited groceries, ice, soft drinks, bottled water, beer, milk, fishing tackle and souvenirs.

Captain's orientation, Loading and Occupancy of Houseboat

Our check In procedures are designed to make your check-in a good, timely experience for you. If done properly your Captain's orientation will take approximately 30 to 45 minutes and the loading and departure from the Marina another 45 minutes to an hour. In order to make this procedure as efficient as possible we suggest the following:

  1. Before you leave home, go to our web site ( and from the houseboat pull down menu click on "houseboat manual" and follow the instructions to download and print the manual. Please read the manual and become familiar with the procedures before arriving at our facility.
  2. Make sure of your route to Kettle Falls. Please be aware that most web based mapping programs do not always provide the best or even most direct route.  Keeping this in mind, please use the directions provided below or call us for more information.

    If you are coming from the:

    Seattle area:

    We suggest you take I-90 to exit 206 (just East of Moses Lake) then State Road 21 to Odessa, WA (19 miles) , SR 28 to Davenport (36 miles) and then SR 25 to Kettle Falls (75 miles). Turn left when you see the Kettle Falls Marina sign, just past mile marker 80, before you get to Kettle Falls.

    If you go through Spokane it will take 1.5 hours longer.

    Portland, OR, Boise, ID, Salt Lake City, UT. Areas:

    We suggest you take I-84 to The tri cities (Richland, Kirkland, Pasco, WA) then US 395 to I-90 at Ritzville, WA, I-90 to mile marker 226, Schoessler Road (7 miles) then North and East on the frontage road (2.5 miles) to the Harrington, Tokio Road, then North to Harrington (20 miles) then SR 28 to Davenport, WA. (14 miles) then SR 25 to Kettle Falls (75 miles), Turn left when you see the Kettle Falls Marina sign, just past mile marker 80, before you get to Kettle Falls.

    If you go through Spokane it will take 1.5 hours longer.

    Spokane, WA. Northern Idaho, Montana:
    From Spokane, take US 395 to Kettle Falls (85 miles), go through Kettle Falls to the Bridge over Lake Roosevelt, Just before the bridge, turn left on Boise Road. The Kettle Falls Marina is two miles on the right..

    If you need assistance in your route please give us a call at 1-800-635-7585.

    Call us at 1-800-635-7585 in route and advise us on your estimated time of arrival, so we can plan your houseboats readiness around that time.

  3. Upon your arrival at the Marina:
  • Check in at the Houseboat Office and they will confirm your houseboat status.
  • You will be introduced to your customer relations person who will assist you with parking, loading procedures and introduce your Captain and First Mate to your check out Captain. The Captain and First Mate will accompany your check out Captain to the houseboat for a complete origination of the operation of the boat, completion of the Charter agreement, etc.
  • We ask that only two of your group accompany the check-out Captain on the origination of the houseboat. This saves redundancy and also allows the remainder of the group to prepare to load, obtain ice and other items from our Marina store, buy fishing licensing and small craft launch permits ( NPS Fee of $6.00 for 7 days), if needed.
  • After the origination is complete our customer relations person will assist you in loading your houseboat utilizing our motorized "shuttle bug" service.

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Lake Roosevelt Vacations, Inc. is an authorized concessionaire of the National Park Service. We are a closely held private Washington corporation and are not affiliated with any other entity on Lake Roosevelt.


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Lake Roosevelt Vacations
P.O. Box 340
Kettle Falls, WA 99141

Toll Free: (800) 635-7585
Fax: (509) 738-6122
Voice: (509) 738-6121