AHSAHKA, Idaho – Looking for something fun to do with your holiday company? Visit Dworshak Dam and Reservoir where recreational opportunities abound.
The public is invited to attend free nature-themed movie presentations at the Dworshak Dam Visitor Center theater during November, scheduled as follows:
- Friday, Nov. 4 – “Open Season.” Shows at 11a.m. and 2 p.m. “Open Season” is a cartoon about a domesticated grizzly bear and lively mule deer that join with other animals to rule the forest. This movie is also rated PG, Parental Guidance suggested – contains some brief, mildly rude humor and language.
- Friday, Nov. 18 – “Charlotte’s Web.” Shows at 11a.m. and 2 p.m. This 1973 cartoon version is about a talented and caring spider that saves a pig from the butcher shop.
- Friday, Nov. 25 – “Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey.” Shows at 11a.m. and 2 p.m. Three lost family pets experience outdoor adventures while finding their way back home through Western wildlands, including the Joseph, Ore., plains.
While at the visitor center, the public is invited to experience the many educational displays including a fun water safety room where children can play in a boat, create water safety posters and try on life jackets. Movie seating is limited to the first 50 guests. All children 16 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout the movie.
Fishing enthusiasts will find the boat ramps at Big Eddy and Bruces Eddy open for use during the winter recreation season. Please use caution when launching, as ramps may be icy this time of year. As always, safety is the Corps’ greatest concern – boaters should always wear life jackets and avoid drinking alcohol.
Canyon Creek, Dam View and Dent Acres campgrounds will be closed on November 30; however, there are still plenty of recreation opportunities available on Dworshak reservoir, including wildlife viewing, hiking or snowshoeing trails, hunting and fishing. The fishing wall along the road on the downstream side of the dam remains open to the public.
For more information about the movies, water safety, recreation opportunities and current reservoir conditions, call the visitor center during business hours at 208-476-1255.
Release no. 11-145