Dworshak isn’t a lake in the classical sense of the word, but a reservoir; a portion of the once narrow northern fork of the Clearwater River, dammed up to generate power and prevent the yearly spring floods that once plagued the town of Orofino.
If half the rumors about Dworshak were true, it would surely be haunted.
Stories about a small trade town, its buildings deserted but still intact, buried under hundreds of feet of dark water. Stories of the bodies of workers, accident victims some, murder victims others, entombed forever in the concrete of the dam. Stories of Indian burial grounds desecrated and angry Indian spirits waiting to pull down any unwary white man who swims too deep. Most of all, stories of big fish.