One of our great features is the “Early Departure” option. If you can plan on arriving at Kettle Falls between 3PM and 5PM you can be checked out on the operation of your houseboat, load and depart the Marina that afternoon. If you arrive after 6 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 (+$19.00 sales tax).
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 not sell fishing licenses.
We suggest that if you decide to buy your groceries once you arrive here, please drop off your captain and first-mate, then go shopping. Check out needs to be finished before you can load belongings.
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 1 Foods, Safeway, and Wal-Mart are located Nine miles Southwest on Highway 395 in Colville.
Our Marina store offers limited groceries, ice, soft drinks, bottled water, beer, wine, milk, fishing tackle and souvenirs.
Our check in procedures are designed to make your check-in a good 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:
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. PLEASE DO NOT USE GPS TO GET TO OUR DESTINATION!!
If you are coming from the:
We suggest you take I-90 to exit 206 (just East of Moses Lake) then State Road 21 to Odessa, WA: Turn left on E Rosenoff Road, continue on WA21 (19 miles) , Turn Right on West 1st Avenue/SR 28 to Davenport (37 miles) Turn Right on Morgan St (US-2) and then Left on SR 25 to Kettle Falls (80 miles). Just past mile marker 80, after the Lake Roosevelt Camping, Marina, Boat Launch sign, before you get to Kettle Falls, turn left on Old Kettle Road, go approximately 3 miles, Turn left at the T. Make another right after you see the Lake Roosevelt Camping, Marina, Boat Launch sign. We are the second white building. 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) Merge onto I-82/Exit 179 Hermiston/Umatilla. Then merge onto US 395 Exit 113 towards I182 Kennewick/Pasco. Merge I-182E/US-12E.US-395 North to Spokane. Take US-395N/WA-397S exit 14. Merge US-395 Exit 14B on the left toward Spokane. Merge on I-90 towards Spokane. Take the Sprague Exit 245 to Highway 23 to Harrington. Once in Harrington take Hwy 28 to Davenport. Turn Right on Morgan St/US-2 Turn Left on WA-25. to Kettle Falls (80 miles). Just past mile marker 80, after the Lake Roosevelt Camping, Marina, Boat Launch sign, before you get to Kettle Falls, turn left on Old Kettle Road, go approximately 3 miles. Turn left at the T. Make another right after you see the Lake Roosevelt Camping, Marina, Boat Launch sign. We are the second white building.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. Just before the Lake Roosevelt River bridge, turn left on Boise Road. The Kettle Falls Marina is two miles on the right. Follow the Lake Roosevelt Camping, Marina, Boat Launch sign.
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. IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE LATE PLEASE KEEP US UPDATED!
Upon your arrival at the Marina:
ENJOY YOUR VACATION!!! The Staff at Lake Roosevelt Vacations