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Canyon Creek Recreation Site

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Canyon Creek Recreation Site on Dworshak Reservoir is developed with a boat ramp, dock, outhouse and camping sites with a picnic table and fire pits. It feels rustic due to the unfinished condition of the roadways and camping sites. The area is heavily forested and is situated right on the water.

Campsites: There are 17 camping sites. Smaller RVs would fit nicely, however the road in is steep. Each campsite has a picnic table and fire pit with grill.

Water: Prepare to pack your own water in as there is none available in the campground.

Garbage Services: Pack it in, Pack it out, however they provide garbage bags.

Restroom: Canyon Creek has two vault style outhouses, both in good condition and well stocked.

Handicap Accessible: The outhouses are handicap accessible but the campground itself is rough and uneven.

Pets: On a leash, please.

Fishing: Campground is on Dworshak Reservoir so fishing from the bank or by boat is available.

Boating: There is a boat ramp and dock available. The lake supports fishing and skiing.

Swimming: There is no lifeguard or official swimming area, but there were families playing in the lake when we were there.

Wildlife: Spotting a whitetail deer or a bird of prey is a common occurrence at Canyon Creek Campground.

Fee Schedule: This is a no fee recreation site.

Campground Reservations: Not available.

Phone service: No phone or cell service.

Nearby Services: Nearest services would be at Orofino.

RV Dumping Site: There are RV Dumping stations available near Orofino and at Dent Acres Recreation Site.

Location/Driving instructions: It is 9.7 miles from downtown Orofino on Canyon Creek Rd. For a Google map click here. We used the Wells Bench Rd to Canyon Creek rd route, Googles route looks shorter.

Coordinates: 46.555214,-116.233937

Elevation: 1540 Feet

Reviewed: June 2010

This information is accurate as of the date of the review.

7 Day forecast for Canyon Creek Recreation Site

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Light snow (< 1 in.) starting in the evening. Snow (1–3 in.) until afternoon, starting again overnight. Snow (1–2 in.) in the morning and breezy until afternoon. Partly cloudy until evening. Snow (1–3 in.) until afternoon, starting again overnight. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
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