Corps officials announce seasonal closures at Dworshak

Published Nov. 18, 2011

AHSAHKA, Idaho – Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announce seasonal recreation site changes at Dworshak Dam and Reservoir.


The Dent Acres campground and boat ramp will remain open until Wednesday, November 30, 2011, weather permitting. Sites at Dent Acres are first come, first served, and fees are $10 per day by self-deposit registration.


The following Dworshak recreation sites will close for the season on December 1, 2011: Dam View (near Dworshak Dam Visitor Center), Canyon Creek and Merrys Bay. The Merrys Bay trail will remain open as weather permits. Fall reservoir levels have stabilized at around elevation 1,519 feet. At this level, the boat ramps at Big Eddy and Bruce’s Eddy #1 will remain open throughout the year. The tailrace area below the dam is also open to the fishing public. Idaho State boating, hunting and fishing regulations apply to Dworshak Reservoir visitors.  When boating on the reservoir during winter months, always be aware of the symptoms of hypothermia, and wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved personal flotation device.


Dworshak Dam Visitor Center will be open the week before Christmas. However, the Visitor Center will be closed from Monday, December 26, through Monday, January 2, 2012.


Ranger staff invite the public to bring holiday guests to visit Dworshak Dam Visitor Center in order to view the many natural and cultural history displays, and watch the ever-popular historic films, “Last of the Log Drive” and “Dworshak Dam Construction.”


Visitor center hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  For more information, call the Corps at 800-321-3198, or the visitor center at 208-476-1255. Recreation information is also available on the Corps’ Walla Walla District Web site at




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Release no. 11-155