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The county is home to North Fork of the Clearwater River, and a small portion of the South Fork and the main Clearwater. Also in the county are the Dworshak Reservoir, Dworshak State Park, Dworshak National Fish Hatchery, and the Dworshak Dam, third highest dam in the U.S. The Bald Mountain ski area is located between Orofino and Pierce. The county seat is Orofino.
For year-round fun and recreation, visitors can choose between one of Idaho's most pristine rivers, the Clearwater, or the beautiful Dworshak Lake. RV riders and hikers can enjoy trails and breathtaking views of the river and lake from the town of Orofino's surrounding mountains, and travelers will find many camp sites and upscale hotels in which to stay.
Whether you like to fly fish from the side of the river or troll from a jet boat or dory,you will find some of the region's finest fishing and the outfitters to help you pull in the big ones! Tou will like boating on the lake, where each mile offers scenic beauty with plenty of camp sites along its banks, room to explore on a jet ski or just drift to your heart's content. Or if you prefer cold weather activities, hunting, skiing and snowmobiling can be reached within a 15 minute drive of downtown.
Not an outdoors person? Don't worry! Orofino boasts plenty of unique shopping, dining and indoor relaxation opportunities spanning an affordable range of prices. Orofino also maintains a full calendar of events from our Holiday Light Parade, to the 4th of July BBQ and Fireworks Show, to our renowned Lumberjack Days in the fall. Visit Clearwater County and you won't run out of things to do.
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If you are visiting Idaho for the first time it can take years to explore this mountainous state. We recommend three areas you might find interesting:
Bear Lake County which contains Bear Lake, a large scenic lake often called "Caribbean of the Rockies" for its intense turquoise blue water;
Lemhi County family oriented adventures, from fishing, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, camping, to white water rafting, and kayaking;
Adams County with gateways to the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness and, to the west is the Hell's Canyon National Recreation Area, the deepest river gorge in North America.
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