Fishing Regulations and Licensing
National Park Service – Consumption Advisory
Information on Washington State hunting regulations
National Park Service regulations are not contained in those guides. Following are some of the regulations which hunters will need to be aware of:
- Hunting is prohibited within 1/2 mile of all developed areas including, but not limited to, campgrounds, visitor centers, day-use areas, and boat launches. Old Kettle Falls developed area is the exception. Waterfowl hunting is allowed during specific times and seasons.
- Possession of firearms is allowed at Lake Roosevelt and must be in accordance with Washington state law.
- Viewing and hunting of wildlife with artificial light is prohibited, except when allowed by Washington state law.
- Permanent tree stands and “screw-in” tree stand steps are prohibited.
- All vehicles must remain on designated roadways and the use of all off-road vehicles (ORVs) is prohibited throughout the Recreation Area.
- All trash and other man-made materials must be packed up and deposited in trash receptacles.
- Target shooting or the sighting-in of weapons, including bow and arrow, is prohibited.
- Trapping is prohibited in the Recreation Area.
- The possession and use of any other device capable of firing/launching a projectile (e.g., paintball guns, water balloon and potato launchers, cannons, catapults and slingshots) is prohibited.