On the glistening waters of a magnificent man-made lake and surrounded by a uniquely beautiful National Park landscape, Lake Roosevelt Adventures welcomes thousands of exploratory vacationers every summer looking for a trip of a lifetime. The property is one of the most celebrated recreation destinations in the state offering the finest houseboat and small boat rentals in the area, a full-service restaurant and bar, campsites, and the area’s only convenience store.
At Seven Bays Marina, guests are greeted by impressive lake views and a fleet of pristine houseboats customized to accommodate whatever its vacationers need. From the deluxe family-style Explorer class to the ultra-luxurious Constitution (a triple-decker boat and the newest to the fleet), these elegant seafaring vessels host their guests to a nautical journey filled with unforgettable aquatic experiences. All houseboats are fitted with exceptional amenities ranging from essentials such as fully equipped kitchens, state bathrooms, showers, and linens to over-the-top indulgences like a six-person hot tub and a waterslide.
For travelers looking solely for recreation, smaller power boats such as the Maxum Ski Boat or Triumph 186 Fishing Boat are available for rent. Those who have their own boat enjoy the convenient fuel access as well as the seasonal moorage. The Marina also features a locally renowned, full-service restaurant and bar, The Grill at Seven Bays, that serves American classics like succulent chicken wings and the ½ pound Angus burger as well as other treats like the Alaskan Amber Beer Battered Fish & Chips.
For guests looking to be even more engulfed in nature, they have the option of enjoying these beautiful surroundings while camping at Keller Ferry Marina just down the road (or water) from Seven Bays Marina. Keller Ferry has extensive campgrounds with RV accessible spots and has moorage and gas available for boaters in addition to a fully stocked marina store for last minute items, novelties, snacks, and bait.
Regardless of your accommodation preferences, the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is a remarkable destination for wildlife watching, fishing, hunting, hiking, and exploring because of its distinctive natural features. Eagles and osprey dominate the skies while elegant beasts such as bobcats, longhorn sheep, moose, and bears roam the lands. According to National Park Service, there are about 75 species of mammals, 200 species of birds, 15 species of reptiles and ten species of amphibians in the Lake Roosevelt area.
The location is also one of the only National Parks at which hunting is permitted, allowing enthusiasts (after they’ve received the proper licensing and are made aware of the state rules and regulations) to seek out whitetail and mule deer, black bear, elk, pheasant, quail, grouse, chukar, wild turkey, waterfowl, ducks, and geese. The aquatic domain is home to 30 species of fish including rainbow trout, white sturgeon, yellow perch, lake whitefish, kokanee, and burbot. Whether it’s your first time casting, or you’re looking to wrestle a 300 pound sturgeon, this is a fantastic place to fish.
The most adored activities take place out on the waves. From the peaceful rhythm of a kayak to the exhilaration of a motorboat, there’s no greater destination if watersports are your passion. You will see everything from tubing, wakeboarding, and waterskiing to floating and cliff jumping along all 660 miles of glorious shoreline.
Even during the intense and fast-paced business rush of the summer season, the Lake Roosevelt team does an exceptional job making sure every guest’s experience is nothing short of extraordinary. The operation is largely dependent on weather conditions and the lake’s water levels in addition to many other uncontrollable factors, which can result in normal procedures being unpredictable and, subsequently, can turn the team’s job into an even more enormous challenge.
Ken Harlan, General Manager of Lake Roosevelt, is extremely appreciative of his team and is inspired by their performance on a regular basis. Ken says, “Velda Thrams, [our Marina Administrator], handles all reservations for houseboat rentals, smaller boats, and boat slips. She is instrumental in making every guest’s vacation outstanding and does an absolutely wonderful job. Dale Robinson, [our Head Mechanic], has been with Lake Roosevelt Adventures for three years and has been working on our houseboats for 20. He’s always up to his heels in boats needing immediate repairs on very short timelines but always delivers. I once saw him change an engine in three hours, a process that normally takes three weeks. He’s a magician.”
Thank you, Lake Roosevelt Adventures Team, for consistently welcoming guests and their families with legendary hospitality at this blissful hidden gem in Washington State.