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Orofino is a small town of about 3,500 residents located in Idaho’s Clearwater Valley and is just over 2 hours from Coeur d’Alene. It is situated on the banks of the Clearwater River and is surrounded by wilderness on the remaining three sides. Orofino is a haven for those who love the outdoors, especially fishing. The Clearwater River is known for the Chinook salmon that run down in the late fall and the Steelhead Trout returning from the ocean that weighs over 25 pounds. The city has a large dam, and the visitor center offers tours through the dam’s interior. The area is primarily agricultural, but mining and timber industries also contribute to the local economy. Orofino has several schools, including a high school, middle school, and elementary school, as well as several churches. The town also boasts several parks, recreation areas, and plenty of spots for hunting, camping, and hiking in the surrounding mountains.
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