The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is offering a unique opportunity see the view and drive across the top of Dworshak Dam – the tallest, straight axis, vertical, concrete dam in the United States – on Saturday (Sept. 17), from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“Dam Cruise 2011” begins at the Dworshak Dam Visitor Center. Read on to see the rules and restrictions:
Visitors should be aware that suspension of dam crossings may be implemented at any time due to operational needs, maintenance or construction-related activities, or a change in security conditions at a Corps dam.
The Dworshak Dam Visitor Center will also be open that day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The visitorcenter offers a variety of interpretive displays, water safety activities, nature-themed movies for families on Fridays and historical films, including the popular “Last of the Log Drives” and “Dworshak Dam Construction.”
To get to the Dworshak Dam Visitor Center, drive five miles west of Orofino, Idaho, on state Highway 7; turn right onto Viewpoint Road and follow visitor center signs for about two miles; the visitor center is adjacent to the north dam abutment, located at North Fork Clearwater River Mile 2 on the north riverbank.
For information regarding water levels, facilities access or recreation, call the visitor center at 208-476-1255.