Just a few highlights of our area that we proudly spread the word about are:
Dworshak Dam Visitor Center, located at the top of the dam, is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. between Memorial and Labor Days, and M-F after Labor Day to Memorial Day.Exhibits highlight the history and wildlife of the area.
Dworshak Reservoir - 53 Mile long lake created by Dworshak Dam. Largest Straight Axis Dam in North America. Great recreation opportunities, fishing, water sports, mini camps along the lake... for more photos view the Chamber's Flickr stream by following this link << Dworshak Reservoir Photos >>, or view the US Army Corps. of Engineers Website for campsite lists and maps << Dworshak Reservations >>
The Clearwater River:
The Clearwater River has long been known for its large Steelhead Trout. Returning from the sea, with some weighing in over 25 pounds. Also there is a run of Chinook Salmon that return in the late fall. The Dworshak Fisheries Complex is responsible for the success of these runs. The hatchery is well worth a visit. You can view more photos of the fishing and scenery of the Clearwater River at our Flickr stream by following this link <<< Clearwater River Photos >>> If you would like more information about water flows please follow this link <<Clearwater River Water Flow >>>
Dworshak National Fish Hatchery Complex:
Dworshak National Fish Hatchery Complex is located at the confluence of the North Fork and mainstem Clearwater River in Ahsahka, Idaho, 3 miles west of Orofino, Idaho. The Complex consists of Dworshak National Fish Hatchery, Idaho Fishery Resource Office, Idaho Fish Health Center and the Kooskia National Fish Hatchery located at Kooskia, Idaho (managed by the Nez Perce Tribe). Dworshak hatchery production is co-managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Nez Perce Tribe. Click here for more informaton on the Dworsahak Hatchery Complex which is open year-round for self-guided tours. Guided tours are available by reservation only. Call 476-4591 with your request.
Clearwater County - 8,930
Orofino - 3,018
The median home cost in Orofino is $110,190. Compared to the rest of the country, Oroifno's cost of living is 16% lower than the U.S. average.
Orofino's public schools spend $4,480 per student. The average school expenditure per student in the U.S. is $5,678. There are about 15.6 students per teacher in Orofino.
Lewis-Clark State College (LCSC)
Lewiston, ID – 2 to 4 year academic & technical programs. Educational emphasis on teacher education, nursing, professional and technical degrees. LCSC is proud to be the host of the NAIA Baseball World Series each spring.
Walla Walla Community College
Clarkston, WA – 2 year A.A.A. and A.A.S. programs are offered in administration assistant (financial, legal, medical), nursing, and liberal arts, as well as certificates programs.
University of Idaho (U of I)
Moscow, ID – 4 year, located 30 miles north of Lewiston. Offers nearly 150 areas of undergraduate study and 105 graduate degrees.
Washington State University (WSU)
Pullman, WA – 4 year, located 32 miles northwest of Lewiston. WSU offers more than 150 undergraduate programs and 100+ masters and doctoral degrees.
Primary and Secondary Education
Orofino Elementary School
Grades PK-7. Located at 1000 Michigan Ave., Orofino Idaho. We are located in Orofino Joint School District 171.
Orofino High School
Grades 8-12. Located at 429 Michigan Ave., Orofino, ID.
Clearwater Valley Hospital & Clinics - 24+ bed inpatient hospital facility. Fully staffed 24 hour care provided by family practice physicians, RNs, LPNs, Certified Nursing Assistants and Certified Medical Assistants. ER and helicopter services also available.
Clearwater Health & Rehabilitation - Range of services from short-term rehabilitation following an acute illness or injury, to long-term eldercare services. Quality care in a comfortable and caring setting.
The Clearwater Tribune
161 Main Street
PO Box 71
Orofino, ID 83544
805 Stewart Ave.
Lewiston, ID 83501
KLER AM 1300, FM 95.5
3110 Upper Fords Creek Road
PO Box 32
Orofino, ID 83544
Window On The Clearwater
PO Box 2444
Orofino, ID 83544