Carter Hydro Dam

A view of Carter Hydro Dam in Mystery Lake.

Carter Hydro Dam is a hydroelectric dam containing two generation turbines. It is quite small for a dam but a large area for The Long Dark. It exists as two separate loading levels each of which has an exit to the outside and serves as a transition zone between Mystery Lake and Pleasant Valley.

Overview Edit

The dam is a vast multi-level complex with many lockers, boxes, drawers and other containers to search. It also contains three Work bench, a Fire barrel, and often has excellent loot (which may include high-quality clothing, tools, ammo and a rifle).

Upper levels Edit

Exits to Mystery Lake and lower levels.

  • Generator Room (Fire Barrel)
  • Control Room (Workbench, combination safe)
  • Storage (Lockers)

Occupant Edit

The dam is inhabited by a wolf, named by The Long Dark community 'Fluffy'[citation needed]. She often surprises new players and it can be quite a thrill learning to counter her. Once killed, she will not be replaced for the remainder of that game.

Fluffy begins in the generator room. Upon detecting the player, she will move towards them. She is and behaves in all other ways like a normal wolf. Players often encounter her at the tunnel that connects upper generator room and control room. However, if you stay too long at the control room, she will find you and will suprise attack the player.

Fluffy can be easily killed with a Hunting rifle, however it requires some skill. It is very hard to kill her with Survival bow.

NOTE: If you are in Pilgrim Mode, Fluffy will not spawn (verified by tweet from developers)[1].

In Voyageur mode Fluffy - and other hostile wildlife - will not appear during the first twelve to twenty-four hour safety period.[2]

Lower levels Edit

Exits to Winding River and upper levels.

  • Regulators
  • Turbines
  • Lounge

Occupant Edit

Behind the metal hatch to the Upper Levels at the top of some stairs (in the dark) is a body, unofficially named "Frank"[citation needed]. Note the broken arrows and something hanging from the latch nearby.

Exit Edit

The exit door to Winding River is one-way, the door is a firedoor and it does not have a handle on the outside.

Entrance Edit

The entrance from Winding River is one-way, through a window that cannot be reached back to once inside. Reaching it requires walking across the narrow front of the dam, accessed through the broken fence near the exit.

Coastal Highway Abandoned LookoutBear Creek CampgroundCinder Hills Coal MineCoastal TownsiteCommuter's LamentJackrabbit IslandFishing CampLog SortMisanthrope's HomesteadQuonset GarageRabbit GroveRockfallSilent ClearingThe ToothTrain UnloadingWaterfront Cottages
Desolation Point Abandoned Mine No. 3Abandoned Mine No. 5Broken BridgeBlocked HighwayCaveHibernia ProcessingKatie's Secluded CornerLittle IslandLonely LighthouseMatt's TruckStone ChurchThe RikenWaterfall
Mystery Lake Alan's CaveCamp OfficeCarter Hydro DamClearcutDave's Quiet ClearingDerailmentDeadfall AreaForestry LookoutFrozen CreekLake overviewLookoutLogging CampLake CabinsLone Lake CabinMax's Last StandMystery LakeRail TunnelTrapper's HomesteadTrain BridgeTrain Loading AreaUnnamed Pond
Pleasant Valley Burned Ridge CaveCascading FallsCinder Hills Coal MineContemplation BridgeDerelict CabinsDraft Dodger's CabinEnd of the RoadForest CaveHeartbreak BridgeHilltop CaveLong CurveLower FallsLonely CabinsPleasant Valley OutbuildingsThree Strikes FarmsteadPleasant Valley FarmsteadMisty Falls Picnic AreaSignal HillRural CrossroadsPensive PondPicnic SpotSkeeter's RidgeUpper FallsAbandoned Prepper's Cache
Timberwolf Mountain Cave 1Cave 2Chasm CaveCrystal LakeEcho Peak WestEcho RavineEngineForest CaveLanding GearMountaineer's HutSecluded ShelfTail SectionWing
Forlorn Muskeg Abandoned CampBunkhousesHat CreekHigh BlindLow BlindMarsh RidgeMuskeg OverlookOld Spence Family HomesteadPoacher's CampShortwave Tower
All locations Prepper cache
Transition zones Abandoned Mine No. 3Cinder Hills Coal MineCrumbling HighwayCaveThe RavineWinding River
Up-to-date as of version 0.393.

References Edit

  1. @HinterlandGames on Twitter, viewed 18 January 2016, <>.
  2. Steam, The "Silent Hunter" Update (v.233) -- We've Added Bows & Improved Hunting!, viewed 22 May 2015, <>.

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