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Dworshak Dam postpones opening campgrounds

Published March 24, 2020

AHSAHKA, Idaho – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Dworshak Dam Ranger staff announces that Dent Acres campground, as well as Canyon Creek and Dam View campgrounds will not open for the season in April as planned.  Due to minimum staffing and for visitor safety during this COVID-19 outbreak, Dworshak staff has been directed to postpone opening the campgrounds until a later date.  At this time, we cannot give a specific date when the campgrounds will open.  

Day use areas at boat ramps and trails will remain open, until further notice.  Although these recreation opportunities allow for getting outside and enjoying the spring weather while “social distancing,” please keep in mind that other people are utilizing the trails also and give each other a wide berth.  

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health the virus can live for up to 3 days on a plastic surface.  We are advising parents to keep their children off playgrounds to prevent person to person transmission of COVID-19.

For more information or questions, please call the Dworshak Dam Visitor Center at (208) 476-1255, although the Visitor Center is closed, we are happy to answer any questions by telephone.   For updated water level and boat ramp information, call (800) 321-3198; and for regional reservoir, water level, and flow information, visit the Walla Walla District’s Web site at


Release no. 20-031