AHSAHKA, Idaho -- Dent Acres Campground electrical service has been restored and the campground has reopened, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staff at Dworshak Dam and Reservoir.
Because of multiple fires burning in the region near Orofino, Idaho, all campsites at Dent Acres will be walk-in only for the rest of the season.
Dent Acres offers 50 campsites with electric, water and sewer hookups, hot showers and a fish-cleaning station. On the night of Sept.7 (Labor Day) the campground fee will change from $18 to $10, with self-deposit registration; Golden Age Senior or America the Beautiful Senior pass-holders receive a 50-percent discount. All camping fees are waived for armed forces service members on mid- or post-deployment leave -- please, present approved leave documents to a Corps park ranger or volunteer park attendant.
Currently, area fires have not spread to Corps-managed lands at Dworshak. The dam, visitor center and recreation areas are operating as usual. For information and updates about fires near Dworshak, go online to Clearwater County’s website www.clearwatercounty.org.
The risk of wildfires is extremely high throughout the Pacific Northwest because of exceptionally hot weather, dry landscape and drought conditions, and forecasts for more of the same. To reduce the risk of accidental wildfires, stage 2 fire restrictions are in effect at all recreation and camping areas at Dworshak and throughout Clearwater County http://firerestrictions.us/id/clearwater-area.
For the latest information about Dworshak outdoor recreation opportunities and updates about facility services, go to www.facebook.com/dworshakdam.
Release no. 15-056