Today we have a recommendation for our “Things To Do” section of the blog from a past visitor here at the inn. Two guests took a very short (5 minute) drive to the Dworshak Dam and Visitor Center just up the road from the inn and here’s what they had to say….
For a short 2 to 3 hour outing close to The High Country Inn, consider visiting the Dworshak Dam and Visitor Center in Ahsahka. The dam is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and is the highest straight-axis, concrete gravity dam in North America. Daily tours of the dam are offered 7 days a week during the summer. During the rest of the year, the center is open 5 days a week, and tours can be arranged.
We really enjoyed the 3 floors of exhibits about the operation of the dam and the history and culture of the area. There was a theater that played videos about the construction of the dam as well as the history of log drives in the area and the Lewis and Clark Expedition that went through this area. We also were able to spot out the Visitor Center Mountain Lion that was found by Dick Moore, co-founder of The High Country Inn.
Make sure that you have a moment to check out the Mountain Lion when you visit. It was definitely a great way to spend the afternoon. Plus the view from on top of the dam is one that you do not want to miss!
Hope you find a moment to go learn some history about the dam and surrounding area the next time you are in town.
– Mike and Debbie