13-077 Winter weather closes some Dworshak recreation facilities; Visitor Center holiday closures announced

Published Dec. 12, 2013

AHSAHKA, Idaho –Dworshak Dam and Reservoir staff will close Dent Acres Campground for the winter season beginning Dec. 16, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ officials announced, today.

Dam View, Grandad and Canyon Creek campgrounds, Viewpoint and Merry’s Bay day-use areas were closed for the season on Nov. 30. These recreation sites will reopen in the spring as weather conditions allow safe access and facilities operations.

The Dworshak Dam Visitor Center will be closed Dec. 23-29, 2013, and on Jan. 1, 2014. 

Fishing enthusiasts will find the boat ramps at Big Eddy and Bruce’s Eddy open for use during the holiday schedule, and the fishing wall area below the dam remains open to the fishing public. 

As always, safety is the Corps’ greatest concern – boaters should wear lifejackets and avoid drinking alcohol while boating. All winter outdoor-recreation enthusiasts should be aware of hypothermia symptoms -- stay warm and dry to avoid cold-weather health hazards.

The road to and from the visitor center can be challenging and icy during inclement weather, so please, drive safely. For more information regarding facilities access and current conditions, call the Dworshak Visitor Center at 208- 476-1255.

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Release no. 13-077