Dworshak offers indoor and outdoor recreation fun; Visitor Center hours to expand, tours begin

Published May 24, 2011

AHSAHKA, Idaho – Recreation fans can find indoor and outdoor fun at Dworshak Dam and Reservoir during the summer, courtesy of Walla Walla District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, staff at Dworshak.

All Dworshak Reservoir trails are ready for hikers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at the dam announced today.  Clearing the trails around the reservoir was a cooperative springtime partnership effort between Dworshak Natural Resource Management staff, Orofino Boy Scout Troop #536 and the Lewiston Juvenile Correction Center. 

According to Dworshak trail maintenance staff, there is still work to do on the trails, such as bridge repair, upgrades, signing and fixing switchbacks.  Individuals and organizations are invited to “adopt” a trail along the reservoir.

Also, the public is invited to attend free nature-themed movie presentations at the Dworshak Dam Visitor Center theater. The movies listed below will be shown at 2 p.m. on the following Fridays:

·         Friday, June 3 – Charlie the Lonesome Cougar.  Shows at 2 p.m. This movie is reminiscent of the historic Clearwater River log drives of the local area, as Charlie the cougar demonstrates his own exciting log-rolling skills. Rated G, for General Audiences.

·         Friday, June 10 –Yogi Bear.  Shows at 2 p.m. Yogi Bear is a new release movie version of the classic television cartoon series. This movie is intended for older kids and is rated PG, Parental Guidance suggested – contains some mild, rude humor.

·         Friday, June 17 – Wall-E. Shows at 2 p.m. Wall-E tells a futuristic story of a dying Earth which a kindly robot tries to save.  Rated G, for General Audiences.

·         Friday, June 24 – A Bug’s Life. Shows at 2 p.m.  A Bug’s Life is an animated feature offering a unique perspective about the adventurous world of bugs.  Rated G, for General Audiences.


Starting Memorial Day weekend, the Dworshak Dam Visitor Center will be daily, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tours will begin Memorial Day weekend and continue through Labor Day weekend.  Tour times are Monday through Friday at 11 a.m., and weekends and holidays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

For more information call the Dworshak Dam Visitor Center at (208) 476-1255.



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