Treat your pooch to a weekend at Dworshak State Park. This pawsome park is as beautiful as its name is unique. Nestled on the western shore of Dworshak Reservoir, it spans a total area of approximately 850 and is chock full of fragrant pines.
Dworshak State Park has plenty of campsites for both tent and RV campers, so settle in for a couple nights. Your pooch will love getting back to nature and sleeping in such a gorgeous setting. Modern restrooms and showers are available.
If you are only able to visit the park for a day, be
sure to pack a lunch and stay for a picnic. A volleyball court,
playground, horseshoe pits, and an archery range make this place fun for the whole family. And if you bring your fishing
pole, you can try to catch some of the reservoir’s Kokanee, bass, or trout.
Your pup would love to have a bite of a fish dinner!
Since camping and fishing are the main draws to the park,
hiking is a bit limited. Furtunately, there are a couple trails that you and
your pup can explore. For something on the shorter end of things, try Placid
View Trail. This delightful trail meanders through the pines and around the
park’s amphitheater. It’s only a half mile long, so it won’t tucker your pup
out. If you go at just the right time, there will be plenty of blackberries
ready for picking. Big Eddy Trail is definitely
more of a challenge. It heads south for about 10 miles and has steep
switchbacks and some rocky terrain. If
your pal isn’t up for hiking the entire trail, just go until they are ready to
turn back. Don’t forget to always carry a clean up bag and be ready to stoop
and scoop. Have enough water on hand to share with your thirsty pup.
No bones about it, your furry friend will love Dworshak