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ATTENTION: Please note beginning with 2015 stays, Idaho State Park fees will charge different rates for resident and non- resident customers. This change requires the collection of unique primary site occupant information (name, address, and telephone number) for all sites. This includes cabins, campsites, yurts and group facilities. Customers booking multiple sites under one name should expect a follow up call from IDPR staff requesting primary occupant information.

Dworshak State Park, ID

Status: Open through Thu Dec 31 2015   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sun Apr 03 2016   Later Dates


What does our incredible park have to offer?

We have 850 acres that are a beautiful mix of pine, fir, cedar, meadows and waterfront with plenty of activities to whet any recreational lover's appetite.

Wet a line after launching your boat at our park or from our shore and try your luck at our reservoirs awesome fishing you can clean your catch at our provided fish cleaning station.

Hike over 12 miles of trails; release some arrows from your bow on either our 3/4 mile archery course or adjacent archery range.

Attend a cultural event at our attractive amphitheater; enjoy a nice barbeque in our parks sun shelter or in front of one of our 4 cabins or 105 campsites.

Rent our Three Meadows Group Facility and have a little slice of the backcountry all to yourself with full commercial lodge and 9 cabins.

Rent our Big Eddy Lodge facility and indulge yourself with a reunion, wedding, or other function on this former waterfront restaurant and lounge facility.

What nearby ATTRACTIONS are there?
  • Dworshak Dam Visitors Center: Inquire about a tour of the tallest straight axis concrete gravity dam in North America just a 5 minute drive from our Big Eddy Lodge or 40 minute drive from our campground.

    Also inquire about additional hiking trails around the reservoir as well as 105 boat or hike-in only roadless campsites that are spread all the way up this 54 mile reservoir.

    Please call (208) 476-1255 or visit the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Website at for further information.
  • Dworshak National Fish Hatchery: Located at the confluence of the Main Clearwater and N. Fork Clearwater Rivers, this federal hatchery is one of the largest producers of hatchery born ocean run steelhead and Chinook salmon in the country.

    Only 10 minutes from our Big Eddy facility and 45 minutes from our campground. Also find out the latest information on fishing regulations and where to try your luck at catching these fish. Go to for further information.

  • Clearwater Fish Hatchery: Located right across the N. Fork from the National Fish Hatchery in Ahsahka, this Idaho Fish and Game ran hatchery mirrors the work that the national fish hatchery does. Visit for further information.

  • Clearwater National Forest Headquarters in Orofino offers up all your answers for a vast array of recreational opportunities in the surrounding 1.8 million acres of federal public lands. Go to for further information.

  • Elk Creek Falls Recreation Area: Located approximately 1.5 hours by car, this backcountry waterfall display and hiking trails are worth a daytime excursion to visit. Visit for further information.

  • Need additional information on the local area? Visit the Orofino Chamber of Commerce or for other interesting places to visit.

What local EVENTS are there outside of our park?
  • Clearwater County Fair and LumberJack Days - Orofino, Idaho 3rd weekend every September. Visit or for further information.

  • Orofino All American 4th of July Celebration. Visit

  • Free Fishing Day 2nd Saturday every June. Visit

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Admin Service, Copying
  • Admin Service, Faxing
  • Amphitheater
  • Archery
  • Auto Touring/Scenic Rtes
  • Bait
  • Bath House
  • Bicycle Riding
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Launch
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Boating
  • Cable Tv
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Backcountry
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Canoeing
  • Dock, Boat
  • Driftwood Collecting
  • Dump Station
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Field Sports/Activities
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Fishing
  • Fishing, Reservoir
  • Fuel, Boats
  • Geological Formations
  • Grills
  • Group/Community Facility
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Difficult
  • Hiking Moderate
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horseshoe Pitching
  • Information Center
  • Interpretive Trail
  • Jet Skiing
  • Jogging/Running
  • Kayaking
  • Kiosk
  • Lodging, Cabins
  • Lodging, Group Facilities
  • Maintenance, Facility
  • Maintenance, Housekeeping
  • Meeting Hall
  • Moorage
  • Nature Study
  • Parking
  • Pay Telephone
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Powerboating
  • Programs, Archeology
  • Programs, Instructional
  • Programs, Nature
  • Programs, Recreational
  • Ranger Station
  • Recycling Station
  • Reservoir
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Drinks
  • Retail, Ice
  • Sail Boating
  • Seasonal Festivals
  • Shelters
  • Sightseeing
  • Snorkeling
  • Stargazing
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming - Lake
  • Swimming - Reservoir
  • Trails, Difficult Hiking
  • Trails, Hiking/Walking Easy
  • Trails, Moderate Hiking
  • Trails, Mountain Bike
  • Viewing Platform/Overlk
  • Volleyball
  • Volleyball Net
  • Walking
  • Water Access, Park Lake
  • Water Access, Reservoir
  • Water Drinking
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildflower
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Area Attraction
  • Catering
  • Interpretive Wayside
  • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
  • Rock Climbing
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Airport
  • Baseball/Softball Fld
  • Car Rental
  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Churches
  • Cultural Activities
  • Dining
  • Emergency Services
  • Fish Hatchery
  • Fishing River
  • Fishing, Pier
  • Fruit/Produce Picking
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Golf
  • Golfing
  • Grocery Store
  • Historic Sites
  • Hospital
  • Kennel
  • Laundry
  • Maintenance, Boat
  • Maintenance, Vehicle
  • Mall
  • Medical Clinic
  • Motel
  • Museum
  • Newspapers
  • Outfitter
  • Propane
  • Restaurant
  • Retail, Supplies
  • River/Stream
  • Shopping
  • Swimming - Pool
  • Swimming - River
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Town
  • Water Access, River/Stream
  • Waterfall Access
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • orchard/produce farm
Alerts and Important Information
  • A 5.00 Motor Vehicle Entrance Fee (MVEF) is required for every vehicle entering Idaho State Parks (including visitors to campers).
  • All campsite and facility use fees accommodate one vehicle MVEF per night stayed. Any applicable additional per-person or MVEF charges will be collected at the park.
  • MVEF may be paid for at the daily rate or by purchasing a State Park Passport or an Annual Motor Vehicle Entrance Fee sticker.
  • Visitors and park day users may be required to park outside the campground.
  • All yurts, cabins and group facilities that are ADA accessible do not require proof of disability upon arrival.
  • Camping is allowed in designated areas only.
  • All boats, trailers, or other motorized vehicles must fit entirely within the campsite parking spur provided. Any equipment that does not fit entirely within the sites designated parking area must be parked outside the campground in an area designated by the park manager.
  • RV's are not permitted when staying in facilities (yurts, cabins, cottages or houses).
  • Campfires are allowed in designated areas only!
  • All pets must be kept on a leash and not be left unattended. Pets are not allowed on beaches except for designated areas (not all parks have designated areas); Campers are responsible to clean up after their pet. Not all facilities allow pets.
  • Quiet hours are enforced from 10:00 pm to 7:00 am.
  • Fireworks are prohibited in all parks at all times. No Exceptions!

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
46.57583, -116.28
46°34'33"N, 116°16'48"W

Coming from Moscow, Idaho:
  • Take Hwy 8 East to Troy, Idaho (approx 11 miles). Just past town take a right on Hwy 99.
  • Troy, Idaho to Kendrick, Idaho via Hwy 99 (take left at bottom of hill)
  • Go through Kendrick until hit a Y section ~1/4 mile past town. Veer right.
  • A sign will say Dworshak State Park: 24 miles to Freeman Creek, 28 miles to Three Meadows, ~35 miles to Dworshak Dam.
  • After 1/8 mile, go right and cross bridge. Begin steep climb (Hwy P1)
  • Stay on road towards Southwick - County Road P1 (also known as Cavendish Hwy), 9 miles (Southwick to Cavendish is 5 miles)
  • At the Lewiston Grain Growers (2 grain silos), make a left onto Freeman Creek Road. There will be a Dworshak State Park sign stating the distance to Freeman Creek and to Three Meadows (~10 mi/13.5 mi.)
  • When you get within 2 miles of the park the road has steep switchbacks. It has about a 7-9% grade going down to the park. (The road at this point only will accommodate RV/Trailers in a single lane around some corners.)
  • The road to Three Meadows is a single lane gravel road.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Dworshak State Park
P.O. Box 115
Ahsahka   ID  83520

Phone Number:

Information:  2084763132