Formerly called Rio da Duvida (River of Doubt), the river was named after Theodore Roosevelt who traveled in the central region of Brazil, during the Roosevelt Randon scientific expedition of 1913-1914.
The expedition was led by Roosevelt and Candido Rondon, Brazil’s most famous explorer.
Roosevelt and his son Kermit undertook the expedition on the River of Doubt to determine where the river woudld end.
The river had sections that were home to impossable rapids and waterfalls which hindered the expedition.
If you love adventure and would like to learn more about our camp’s history, we would recommend you read a book entitled “Through The Brazilian Wilderness”.
The Rooseveelt River Logde is located near the historical site where he camped.