Clearwater County, Idaho

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Clearwater County
Weippe Prairie
Map of Idaho highlighting Clearwater County
Location within the U.S. state of Idaho
Map of the United States highlighting Idaho
Idaho's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 46°40′N 115°40′W / 46.67°N 115.66°W / 46.67; -115.66
Country United States
State Idaho
FoundedFebruary 27, 1911
Named forClearwater River
Largest cityOrofino
 • Total2,488 sq mi (6,440 km2)
 • Land2,457 sq mi (6,360 km2)
 • Water31 sq mi (80 km2)  1.2%
 • Total8,734
 • Density3.5/sq mi (1.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
Congressional district1st

Clearwater County is a county in the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2020 census, 8,734 people lived there.[1] The county seat is Orofino.[2] Founded in 1911, the county was named after the Clearwater River.

The county is home to North Fork of the Clearwater River, and a small part of the South Fork and the main Clearwater. It is in the county are the Dworshak Reservoir, Dworshak State Park, Dworshak National Fish Hatchery, and the Dworshak Dam, third highest in the U.S. The modest Bald Mountain ski area is between Orofino and Pierce.

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  1. "QuickFacts: Clearwater County, Idaho". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 25, 2023.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.