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Dworshak Dam and Reservoir

Ahsahka, ID 83520
+1 208-476-1255
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Camping fun

Wow! What a neat place! It is spectacular that you can load up your camping gear into the boat... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Tri-Cities, Washington
via mobile
Fun to visit

We went to the lower part of the dam and it was fun to see, some people were fishing off the... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
Rebecca I
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Dworshak Dam, the highest straight-axis, concrete gravity dam in North America. The dam is 717 feet high, creating a lake that is 54 miles long. A true boating, camping, hunting, paradise. The dam visitor center is open year round with dam tours available during summer months. Located near Orofino Idaho on the Lewis and Clark trail - check us out and stay and play
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10 Aug 2017
“Camping fun”
5 Apr 2017
“Fun to visit”
Ahsahka, ID 83520
+1 208-476-1255
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Wow! What a neat place! It is spectacular that you can load up your camping gear into the boat, pick a dedicated camping spot which has a fire pit, and a vault outhouse which is serviced by the Army Corps of Engineers, complete with TP,...More

Thank Tabster702
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We went to the lower part of the dam and it was fun to see, some people were fishing off the catwalk. Will visit again!

Thank Rebecca I
Reviewed 14 March 2017

It is such a peaceful place to go and will really be nice during the summer when it gets hot. Just go down there and stick your tootsies in!

Thank sherritst3
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This damn is huge and impressive. We only drove up for the view and did not hike or camp. It was worth the drive, but get directions to both sides of the damn and see the visitors center.

Thank Amy L D
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

I can't speak enough about the very lake I grew up on. If you and the family are looking to do some boating, water skiing and fishing then this is your place. There are camping spots all over the lake with picnic tables. Middle of...More

1  Thank Nate D
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Unfortunately the lake levels were way down and we couldn't get to the water. The gates on the damn were open and according to the park ranger, that is a rare sight. Can't wait to come back in the summer. They have campgrounds that are...More

Thank Kimber W
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Great thing to see. Hard to believe they could build such things in the 20's. The lady at the visitors center was very friendly and knowledgeable. Enjoyed our visit.

Thank Wysnowbird
Reviewed 30 September 2015

The area of the dam was very clean and some really nice looking campgrounds, fishing is supposed to be great.

Thank martymoose2
Reviewed 28 September 2015

We drove to the base of the dam and to the top of the dam and never did find a visitors center nor signs to it. We spent so much time searching that we decided not to take more time and moved on. We may...More

Thank UTManAmI
Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

We happened upon Dent Campground at Dworshak Reservoir several years ago and since we were close this trip we wanted to spend a night there again. It is a little out of the way of a main road but worth the drive. It is pristine...More

Thank DebbieAdkins
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30 August 2017|
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Response from sherritst3 | Reviewed this property |
The few times I went up there, it seems everyone has some type of boat, but I have not seen any for rent. There might be some on the outskirts of town.