AHSAHKA, Idaho – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Dworshak Dam Visitor Center announced new hours and dam tours for the 2015 summer recreation season.
The visitor center will be open seven days a week, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., starting on Saturday, May 23, of Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
Dam tours will be offered daily starting Saturday, May 23, through Labor Day weekend. Start times for dam tours are at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 2:30 p.m. at the visitor center. All adults, age 18 and older, will be required to provide photo identification. Tours are limited to eight visitors at a time; first-come, first-served – no reservations available.
To get to the Dworshak Dam Visitor Center, drive five miles west of Orofino, Idaho, on state Highway 7. Turn right on to Viewpoint Road and follow visitor center signs for about two miles. The visitor center is adjacent to the north dam abutment, located at river mile two on the north riverbank of the North Fork Clearwater River.
When boating on the reservoir, please use caution because lake levels can change quickly. Always wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device.
For more information regarding water levels, facilities access, or recreation, call the visitor center at 208-476-1255.
Release no. 15-031