We invite you to explore Orofino Idaho!

Imagine a river inviting you to cast for the illusive steelhead, lodging that ranges from camping to cabins to luxury spa. Year-round outdoor recreation in one of the most beautiful forests around and the dizzying view from the top of one of the world’s tallest dams. Now imagine that this is just the beginning. Welcome to Orofino Idaho!

Nestled between the pristine Clearwater River and Dworshak Lake in North Central Idaho, Orofino was made for outdoor enthusiasts and visitors seeking small town charm. Boasting a rich mining and lumbering history, Orofino is Spanish meaning ‘fine gold’. Explore the historical museum, Dworshak visitors center or take a walk in the footsteps of Lewis & Clark on their historical journey to the Pacific. The town of Orofino in Clearwater County offers unique shopping and dining experiences with plenty of options for visitors wishing to take a little piece of adventure home. Whether you’d like to sleep in luxury or under the stars, Orofino boasts a variety of fine hotels, lodges, vacation rentals, cabins or campsites. Being known as Idaho’s ‘outdoor recreation hometown’ means summers in Orofino are filled with travelers and locals alike. Hiking on scenic mountain trails, world class fishing, boating, ATV adventures, golfing and camping are big draws. The 54-mile long Dworshak Lake is a deep-water reservoir formed by the highest straight axis concrete dam in the western hemisphere. Perfect for swimming or boating adventures or take in the view from the top if you dare. Then join the crowd for hometown celebrations like the 4th of July Fireworks show & Rotary BBQ and the renowned Lumberjack Days festival in the fall. Snowy vistas, outdoor adventure, twinkling lights, holiday cheer this is winter in Orofino. Snowmobiling, skiing nearby in Pierce, exceptional hunting just a step away in the unspoiled wilderness of the Clearwater National Forest. During winter the town comes alive with warm holiday spirit and plenty of festivities. Shopping, caroling, and the annual holiday lighted parade draw people from near and far. This four seasons destination in the heart of Idaho splendor is filled with scenic beauty and truly exciting opportunities. Discover the gateway to the rugged unspoiled Idaho wilderness. Visit and see for yourself.

See A List Of Orofino’s Businesses!

Winter : Dec – Feb

Old Fashioned Light Parade & Christmas Festival, Holiday Patchwork Bazaar, Bald Mountain Ski Sale & Swap, CYA Elf Shop, Lolo Trail Muzzleloader Club Shoot, Clearwater Valley Health Holiday Fundraiser

Spring : Mar – May

Little Canyon Shooting Event, Wild Turkey Federation Fundraiser, VFW Easter Egg Hunt, Chamber Auction & Banquet Fundraiser, Boomer Shoot, Community Clean-up Day, Lolo Trail Muzzleloader Club Spring Fling

Summer : Jun – Aug

The Maniac race on Dworshak Dam, LC Valley Bluegrass Festival, Clearwater River Rush Jet Boat Races, LoggerXross, All American 4th of July & BBQ, Trevor Haag Memorial Baseball Tournament, TLC Father’s Day Softball Tournament, Lolo Trail Muzzleloader Club Annual Rendezvous, Orofino Show and Shine, Old Fashioned Sunday Weekend Social, Orofino Farmer’s Market

Fall : Sep – Nov

Clearwater County Fair and Lumberjack Days Festival, High Country Inn Oktoberfest, NRA Banquet, Candidates Forum, Orofino Trick or Treat Rockin the Street, KLER Annual Stuff the Bus food drive, Orofino Senior Citizen Craft & Bake Sale

Check out some of what Orofino Idaho has to offer below.  We would love to help you if you can’t find the help you need… please call at 208-476-4335 or shoot us an email at 6cdirector@gmail.com.  We are open Monday – Friday… but contact us anytime and we will get back to you ASAP!

Tourism related video’s of our area!

Play In Orofino Idaho

Nez Perce Clearwater National Forest – There are over 1400 miles of maintained trails for your enjoyment, open to hikers and stock. Many are open to mountain bikes, motorcycles and ATVs. This slice of outdoor paradise offers a wide variety of year-round recreational opportunities including snowshoeing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, camping, fishing, hiking and 4-wheeling with scenic beauty.

Dworshak Dam & Reservoir

Dworshak Reservoir & Dam- A 19,000 acre water playground where boating, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing and the Visitor Center are just some of the many year-round activities. Seven boat ramps and numerous floating docks spread along the 184 miles of shoreline, as well as fueling facilities and moorage at Big Eddy Marina, provide for convenience and enjoyment.

Dent Bridge and Dent Acres- Cross the Dent Bridge 17 miles up the North Fork of the Clearwater River, over Dworshak Reservoir. This suspension bridge completed in 1971 is 140 feet tall, has a main span of 1,050 feet and overall length of 1,542 feet. This uncommon find in the middle of the wilderness, makes for spectacular photos. 50 sites available at the Dent Acres Park provide RV, camping and day use areas complete with boat ramp and playground. A reservation only group facility is also available for any occasion.

Clearwater River- Clear water and beautiful scenery perfect for days out on the many beaches, accessible from US Highway 12 or 7 and other trails from Greer to Ahsahka. Enjoy swimming, kayaking, fishing or a float trip that varies from seasonal water levels.

Orofino City & Park– Relax and enjoy the sun and shade of the city park. Alongside the Clearwater River, a great spot to spend the day. Whether building snowmen in the winter and visiting with Santa during the Christmas festival or eating lunch from the variety of to-go options available year-round or during the fair, it’s the perfect place to be. Also the setting of one of the best Firework’s displays available inland for a small community.

Real Estate

So Many Properties For You To Look At!

The Clearwater Valley is one of Idaho’s premier settings to establish your residence, purchase a secluded vacation home or relocate your business venture.  Good schools, safe communities, caring neighbors, and the most beautiful scenery in the country await your arrival!

Please visit our Business Directory for an up to date list of Real Estate and Rental Property establishments, or visit the Clearwater Board Of Realty’s MLS Service for a comprehensive list of business and personal properties.

Media Resources

Always Up To Date... Orofino's Media Outlets Can Help You Find Out What's Happening Now!
  • The Clearwater Tribune
    www.clearwatertribune.com
    161 Main Street
    PO Box 71
    Orofino, ID 83544
    Phone: 208-476-4571
    Fax: 208-476-0765
  • KLER AM 1300, FM 103.3
    3110 Upper Fords Creek Road
    PO Box 32
    Orofino, ID 83544
    Phone: 208-476-5702

Need To Find Work In Orofino?

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The Orofino area is lucky to have an Idaho Department Of Labor office right here in town!  You will find an excellent resource in the employees at the office which can be contacted at the locations and times listed below.  Or you can visit the Idaho Department Of Labor Website to search their online database.

Orofino:

  • Open for public hours Mondays 10am-12:30p & 1p-3p and Tuesdays 10am-1pm.  We are also open by appointment during remaining business hours.
  • Now located at 320 Michigan Ave. in the same office as the Community Action Partnership organization on the third floor of the Orofino Post Office. Room 303.
  • View Full Info Flyer Here

Culdesac:

Kamiah:

  • The Department also has a representative in Kamiah on Wednesdays at Community Action Partnership 615 4th Street from 10am-1pm
  • View Full Info Flyer Here

Weippe:

  • Open Thursdays in Weippe at the Discovery Center/Library 204 Wood St. 10am-1pm with appointments available in the afternoons.
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Eat In Orofino

House of JuJu

Ponderosa Restaurant

Stay In Orofino

High Country Inn

Best Western Lodge At River’s Edge

Bureau of Land Management’s Pink House Recreation Site

Helgeson Place Hotel & Suites