AHSAHKA, Idaho – Dworshak Dam and Reservoir recreation operations staff will close Dam View Camping Area, Canyon Creek Campground and Merrys Bay Day-Use Area on Friday, Nov. 30, for the winter season.
Dent Acres campground will attempt to remain open until Dec. 15, weather permitting, to accommodate hunters. If winter conditions create unsafe access, staff will close the campground earlier. Notices will be posted in the campground and with local media outlets. The cost of off season camping at Dent Acres is $10 a night.
Big Eddy and Bruces Eddy and the fishing wall area below the dam will remain open for use during the winter season. Seasonally closed facilities are slated to reopen in the spring of 2013 as weather conditions allow.
As always, safety is the Corps’ greatest concern – boaters should wear lifejackets and avoid drinking alcohol while boating. The road leading to the visitor center can be icy and potentially hazardous during the winter, so please drive safely.
For more information regarding U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Dworshak facilities access and current conditions, call 208-476-1255 during business hours. The Dworshak Dam Visitor Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Release no. 12-101