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Lake Cascade State Park, ID

Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Fri Jan 16 2015   Later Dates

Description

Lake Cascade State Park is nestled in the majestic mountains of central Idaho approximately 75 miles north of Boise on State Highway 55.

This large park provides diverse and exciting recreational opportunities throughout all four seasons.

Popular for all types of boating, prevailing winds on the water make it especially well suited for sailing and windsurfing.

Rainbow trout, Coho salmon, small mouth bass and perch can be caught from the shore or by boat in the summer or through the ice in the winter.

Hiking, bird watching, photography, mountain biking, all types of boating, ice fishing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, and just plain relaxing are all easily accessible from Lake Cascade State Park.

Lake Cascade offers two group camping opportunities, including a group camp and the Osprey Point group yurt complex, 200 individual campsites in 7 developed campgrounds (with Ridgeview offering power, water and some sewer at each site), dispersed camping areas with primitive camping, several day use areas, and 6 boat launch ramps.

The various campgrounds and facilities of the park are dispersed around Lake Cascade's forty-one square miles of surface water and 86 miles of shoreline.

The business office for the park is located in the city of Cascade near the intersection of Dam Road and Lakeshore Drive.

For more information call the park office at 208-382-6544 or email at cas@idpr.idaho.gov or visit Idaho Parks and Recreations website at www.parksandreceation.idaho.gov

Make Lake Cascade State Park your "recreation destination."

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Jogging/Running
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Parking
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
  • Sail Boating
  • Showers
  • Water Access, Reservoir
  • Water Drinking
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing/Sailboarding
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Firewood Sales
  • Medical Clinic
  • Rent Jet Skis
  • Retail, Bait and Tackle
  • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
  • Town
  • Whitewater Rafting
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Shelters
  • Trails, Hiking/Walking Easy
Within 10 Miles
  • Group/Community Facility
  • Volleyball Net
Alerts and Important Information
  • A 5.00 Motor Vehicle Entrance Fee (MVEF) is required for every vehicle entering Idaho State Parks (including visitors to campers).
  • All campsite and facility use fees accommodate one vehicle MVEF per night stayed. Any applicable additional per-person or MVEF charges will be collected at the park.
  • MVEF may be paid for at the daily rate or by purchasing a State Park Passport or an Annual Motor Vehicle Entrance Fee sticker.
  • Visitors and park day users may be required to park outside the campground.
  • All yurts, cabins and group facilities that are ADA accessible do not require proof of disability upon arrival.
  • Camping is allowed in designated areas only.
  • All boats, trailers, or other motorized vehicles must fit entirely within the campsite parking spur provided. Any equipment that does not fit entirely within the sites designated parking area must be parked outside the campground in an area designated by the park manager.
  • RV's are not permitted when staying in facilities (yurts, cabins, cottages or houses).
  • Campfires are allowed in designated areas only!
  • All pets must be kept on a leash and not be left unattended. Pets are not allowed on beaches except for designated areas (not all parks have designated areas); Campers are responsible to clean up after their pet. Not all facilities allow pets.
  • Quiet hours are enforced from 10:00 pm to 7:00 am.
  • Fireworks are prohibited in all parks at all times. No Exceptions!

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.51806, -116.05417
44°31'5"N, 116°3'15"W

Blue Heron, Snowbank, Cabarton are located on the outskirts of Cascade. Turn west onto Lake Cascade Parkway, off of Highway 55 in the town of Cascade (follow signs to golf course). Turn left on Lakeshore Dr. Continue down Lakeshore Dr. until you see Blue Heron on the right hand side of the road, roughly 2.5 miles. Snowbank is after Blue Heron. Carbarton is the southern most unit on Lakeshore Dr.

Van Wyck located within the town of Cascade. Turn west onto Lake Cascade Parkway, off of Highway 55 in the town of Cascade, (follow signs to golf course). You will come to Van Wyck boat ramp. The host site is north of the boat ramp.

Ridgeview is located within the town of Cascade. Turn west onto Lake Cascade Parkway, off of Highway 55 in the town of Cascade, (follow signs to golf course). You will come to Van Wyck boat ramp. Turn right (north) on Lakeshore Dr. The entrance to Ridgeview is located about a quarter mile north on the west side of the Lakeshore.

Crown Point is located on the outskirts of Cascade. Drive through the town of Cascade on Highway 55. Turn west on Vista Point BLVD (it's about 0.5 miles north of Cascade). Drive until you come to an intersection (cross street is Lake Way). Drive through the intersection, entering Crown Point.

Sugarloaf is located off of Highway 55 between Cascade and Donnelly. Turn west on Stonebreaker Rd, off of Highway 55. Continue down Stonebreaker Rd. until you reach the campground, which will be on the left side of the road.

Boulder Creek Day Use Area is located off of Highway 55 between Cascade and Donnelly. There are two options for getting to the park unit. Option 1: Turn west onto Loomis Lane, off of Highway 55. Turn left on Spring Valley Rd. Turn right on Lake Trail. Turn left on Cascade Dr. Turn right on Wildwood Dr. Turn left on Hereford. Turn right into the park! This route may be a little confusing; however, if you take these roads you will always be on pavement. All of the other side roads are dirt roads. There are signs at each intersection marking the route in. Option 2: Turn west onto Loomis Lane, off of Highway 55. Turn left on Siscra Rd. Turn right on Durham Lane. Turn left on Hereford Rd. Continue (it becomes a little winding from driving through the subdivision) until you see the park unit on the right side of the road. There are signs at each intersection marking the route in.

Huckleberry, Buttercup, West Mountain, Poison Creek and Poison Creek Boat Ramp Area: Are all on the west side of the lake. The easiest way to reach this is through Donnelly. Turn west on Roseberry Rd., off of Highway 55. Turn south (left) on West Mountain Rd. Huckleberry will be the first campground you reach and it will be on the east (left) side of the road. The other campgrounds are further south, within a few miles of each other, and also on the east (left) side of the road.

Osprey Point Group Yurts: From the entrance of Poison Creek on West Mountain Road, travel south approximately 2.5 miles on West Mountain Road to the entrance of Osprey Point Group Yurts. Turn east (Left) into the entrance of Osprey Point, continue passed the two park houses to the entrance gate.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Lake Cascade State Park
970 Dam Road PO Box 709
Cascade ID 83611

Phone Number:

Project Office:(208)382-6544