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Lake Cascade Snapshot

 
Location
75 miles N of Boise, ID
293 miles S of Spokane, WA
418 miles NW of Salt Lake City, UT
 
 
Acreage
4,450
 
Elevation
4,828
 
Open
Year-round 
 
Overnight
170 standard, 76 serviced (7 ADA), 2 group (1 with 3 yurts)
 
Amenities
Showers at Poison Creek and Ridgeview, flush toilets at Van Wyck, Ridgeview, Boulder Creek, West Mountain and Poison Creek, dump station, First Time Adventure Program
 
Boating
Ramps, handling docks, life jacket loaner station
 
Activities
Camp, picnic, hike, mountain bike, cycle, swim, horseshoes, motorized and non-motorzed boats, sailing, windsurfing, fish, water sports
 
Group
Shelters, camping, yurts
 
Winter
Ice fishing, Nordic skiing
 
Trails
Hike, bike, Nordic
 
Wildlife
Rainbow trout, Coho salmon, smallmouth bass, perch
 
Learn
Junior Ranger programs, summer workshops, First Time Adventure Program
 
Nearby
Whitewater park, tourist train, whitewater rafting, golf
 
WiFi
Ridgeview Campground.
 
GPS coordinates
44.5240 / 116.0510
 

Lake Cascade offers two group camping opportunities, including Snowbank group camp and Osprey Point group yurts, 232 individual campsites in 9 developed campgrounds (with power, sewer, and water at Poison Creek and Ridgeview)two dispersed camping areas with primitive camping, several day use areas, and 6 boat launch ramps.

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Welcome to Lake Cascade State Park

 

Windsurfers and boat sails crisscross Lake Cascade when the afternoon winds kick up.  Fishers catch rainbow trout, Coho salmon or small mouth bass all year long and hikers or mountain bikers traverse a variety of trails within and beyond the park.  Whether you're a beginner or an expert, the nearby North Fork of the Payette River offers world-class white water adventure.  

Lake Cascade has as many camping options as it does recreational opportunities with hundreds of campsites ranging from primitive to fully serviced hook-ups.  The sites are located along 86 miles of shoreline with beautiful views of Lake Cascade and the North Fork Mountain Range.
Visit the Bureau of Reclamation website for current water levels. 

Lake Cascade Fees

 

Motor Vehicle Entry Fee

$5 per vehicle

Serviced camp site

$20-$45 per night 

Standard camp site

$12-$21 per night

Group camp

$50-$55 for up to 20 campers $3 per person additional up to 75 campers max.

Group Yurts

$175-$193 per night, sleep a max. of 30 people

Fees do not include sales tax

 

 

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 


Unique Overnight Stays

Osprey Point Group Yurt Camp

There are three large yurts in a common area.  Two are on one deck and the third is on a separate deck.   This camp is designed to accommodate groups up to 30 people.

Available sleeping

  • Bluebird Yurt (20’) has 1 single/ single bunk bed, 1single/double bunk bed, & 1 double futon couch-bed. Sleeps (7)
  • Appaloosa Yurt (24’) has 1 single/ single bunk bed, 2 single/ double bunk beds, 2 double futon couch-beds. Sleeps (12)
  • Syringa Yurt (24’) has 3 single/double bunk beds, 1 double futon couch-bed. Sleeps (11)

Each yurt has a cook table, a dining table, and folding chairs, a two burner Coleman cook stove and two Coleman lanterns.  Renters need to supply their own propane canisters. We recommend 1 canister each appliance per day.  The lanterns must have the short fat canisters, not the tall ones.  (A stove with both burners on will burn for 1-4.5 hours on one canister; a lantern on full will burn 7 hours.) (Plastic mattress covers are available upon request)

You will need to bring:

  • Food/Drinks/Condiments
  • Paper towels
  • Cooking/Eating Utensils
  • Dishcloths/Soap
  • Pots/Pans/Dishes
  • Personal Items
  • Bedding/Pillows
  • Flashlight
  • Insect/Sun protection
  • Matches / Etc.              

Ammenities

Composting vault (ADA) toilets are available. No shower facilities.  Drinking water is available at the outside faucet on the eastside of the well house.  Picnic tables are available outside and a large fire ring is between the decks (except in the winter).  Showers are at Poison Creek campground when water is available for $3.00 per shower/ person.

No Electricity or Telephones. Some cell phones may work, but you will want to check yours before counting on it.

Renters are responsible for light cleaning.

A broom and dustpan are provided.  Sheets and/or plastic mattress covers need to be removed and placed in designated spot.

Each yurt has a wood burning stove.

Firewood is available to purchase for $8.00 per level wheelbarrow load. The stoves will accommodate wood up to 12” long.

Longer pieces of wood do not fit correctly in the fire box and can break the glass in the stove door.

Reminders

Please dispose of your gray water (dish water) in the handicap toilet.

All vehicles must stay in the parking area.

Day use hours are 7am to 10 pm.  

NO SMOKING INSIDE THE YURTS.

NO PETS are allowed.

Check-out / 12:00 pm

Check-in / 3:00 pm

Fee Schedule

Please call our Call Center at 1-888-922-6743 for Reservations.

(6% Idaho state sales tax required on all fees.)

  • $25.00 reservation fee (non refundable and does not apply to rental fees)
  • $180.00 per night for the 3 yurts.
  • Children under 3 yrs N/C
  • All motorized vehicles require a (MVEF) fee of $5.00 Daily or an Idaho State Parks Passport Sticker or IDPR Annual Pass.
  • For an additional charge of $10.60/night per RV or tent you may also have up to five (5) camping units. 8 people per site.
  • Firewood is $8.00 per level wheelbarrow load.

  

      

       


Osprey Point Group Yurts

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The Idaho State Parks Passport: Your State Park Saving Option!

The Idaho State Parks Passport allows Idaho motorists to support Idaho State Parks by agreeing to pay an additional $10 in conjunction with renewing their license plates through the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) and County Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Offices.  The Passport sticker allows participating Idahoans unlimited daytime entry to Idaho state parks, IDPR operated recreation areas and boating access sites. The Passport will also provide nightly discounts on camping.  

When you pay the additional $10 for your passport, you'll receive a sticker that will adhere to your motor vehicle.  The sticker will provide unlimited access to all 30 state parks for the entire registration year.  

Out-of-state guests will have a savings option too, with the purchase of an Idaho State Park Motor Vehicle Entry Fee (MVEF) Annual.

 

What Will $10 Buy You and Your Family?

  • Admittance to all 30 Idaho State Parks for a year
  • Hundreds of miles of hiking, cycling, mountain biking and Nordic trails
  • Your favorite boat launches
  • Countless historical and cultural sites within your state parks

Good for Idaho, Good for Idahoans!

Idaho‘s State Park Passport is simply a sustainable way to pay for the maintenance and management of Idaho’s 30 cherished state parks.  For those Idahoans who choose to participate in the program, the Idaho State Parks Passport sticker will replace the $5 per motor vehicle entry fee currently in place at state parks while also providing nightly discounts on camping.  

Out of State Guests

Our out-of-state guests have savings options too! You can purchase a $40 Motor Vehicle Entry Fee (MVEF) Annual and receive access to all of Idaho's State Parks and nightly discounts on camping. MVEF Annuals can be purchased at any Idaho State Park and online.

 


Idaho's First Time Adventure Program

Have you always wanted to camp outdoors, bike, fish or engage in paddle sport, but didn’t know the basics, have the proper equipment, or even know where to go?  Our First Time Adventure Program brings families and the great outdoors together!  We host a fun-filled, outdoor experience for first-time adventurers. Our park's knowledgeable and friendly staff will provide you with gear, show you the ropes and make sure you have fun in the process.

          

Participating State Parks

Castle Rocks State Park

COMING SOON: Castle Rocks State Park will offer an introductory fishing program for all ages.  Equipment available. Contact the park directly to participate: (208)824-5519

Hells Gate State Park
Hells Gate State Park offers several first time programs including introductory classes on camping, mountain biking and fishing. Equipment is avaliable for use. Contact the park for details: (208)799-5015.

Lake Cascade State Park
Lake Cascade State Park offers introductory programs for both first time campers and paddlers. Camping and paddling equipment is available for use. Contact the park for details: (208)382-6544.

Lucky Peak State Park
COMING SOON: Lucky Peak State Park will offer introductory outdoor recreation skills programs specific to fishing, camping and dutch oven cooking. Equipment will be available at the park for use. Contact the park directly for details (208)334-2432.

Lake Walcott State Park
COMING SOON: Lake Walcott State Park will offer a first time fishing program for all ages. Instruction provided and equipment will be available for use. Contact the park for details: (208)436-1258.

Massacre Rocks State Park
Massacre Rocks State Park offers a intensive water sports safety programs for all ages and skill levels including first time canoeing and kayaking classes. Vessels and safety equipment available for use. Contact the park for details: (208)548-2672.

Priest Lake State Park
Priest Lake State Park offers several first time adventure programs including first time camping, Dutch Oven cooking, snow shoeing and water sports. Equipment available for use. Contact the park for details: (208)443-2200.  

Winchester Lake State Park

COMING SOON: Winchester Lake State Park will offer a first time fishing program, complete with an end-of-year tournament, for all ages. Equipment is available for use. Contact the park for details: (208)924-7563.

 

First Time Adventure Programs within Idaho's State Parks are generously sponsored by:

 

Lake Cascade Snapshot

 
Location
75 miles N of Boise, ID
293 miles S of Spokane, WA
418 miles NW of Salt Lake City, UT
 
 
Acreage
4,450
 
Elevation
4,828
 
Open
Year-round 
 
Overnight
170 standard, 76 serviced (7 ADA), 2 group (1 with 3 yurts)
 
Amenities
Showers at Poison Creek and Ridgeview, flush toilets at Van Wyck, Ridgeview, Boulder Creek, West Mountain and Poison Creek, dump station, First Time Adventure Program
 
Boating
Ramps, handling docks, life jacket loaner station
 
Activities
Camp, picnic, hike, mountain bike, cycle, swim, horseshoes, motorized and non-motorzed boats, sailing, windsurfing, fish, water sports
 
Group
Shelters, camping, yurts
 
Winter
Ice fishing, Nordic skiing
 
Trails
Hike, bike, Nordic
 
Wildlife
Rainbow trout, Coho salmon, smallmouth bass, perch
 
Learn
Junior Ranger programs, summer workshops, First Time Adventure Program
 
Nearby
Whitewater park, tourist train, whitewater rafting, golf
 
WiFi
Ridgeview Campground.
 
GPS coordinates
44.5240 / 116.0510
 

Lake Cascade offers two group camping opportunities, including Snowbank group camp and Osprey Point group yurts, 232 individual campsites in 9 developed campgrounds (with power, sewer, and water at Poison Creek and Ridgeview)two dispersed camping areas with primitive camping, several day use areas, and 6 boat launch ramps.

See all Lake Cascade events

Welcome to Lake Cascade State Park

 

Windsurfers and boat sails crisscross Lake Cascade when the afternoon winds kick up.  Fishers catch rainbow trout, Coho salmon or small mouth bass all year long and hikers or mountain bikers traverse a variety of trails within and beyond the park.  Whether you're a beginner or an expert, the nearby North Fork of the Payette River offers world-class white water adventure.  

Lake Cascade has as many camping options as it does recreational opportunities with hundreds of campsites ranging from primitive to fully serviced hook-ups.  The sites are located along 86 miles of shoreline with beautiful views of Lake Cascade and the North Fork Mountain Range.
Visit the Bureau of Reclamation website for current water levels. 

Lake Cascade Fees

 

Motor Vehicle Entry Fee

$5 per vehicle

Serviced camp site

$20-$45 per night 

Standard camp site

$12-$21 per night

Group camp

$50-$55 for up to 20 campers $3 per person additional up to 75 campers max.

Group Yurts

$175-$193 per night, sleep a max. of 30 people

Fees do not include sales tax

 

 

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

Unique Overnight Stays

Osprey Point Group Yurt Camp

There are three large yurts in a common area.  Two are on one deck and the third is on a separate deck.   This camp is designed to accommodate groups up to 30 people.

Available sleeping

  • Bluebird Yurt (20’) has 1 single/ single bunk bed, 1single/double bunk bed, & 1 double futon couch-bed. Sleeps (7)
  • Appaloosa Yurt (24’) has 1 single/ single bunk bed, 2 single/ double bunk beds, 2 double futon couch-beds. Sleeps (12)
  • Syringa Yurt (24’) has 3 single/double bunk beds, 1 double futon couch-bed. Sleeps (11)

Each yurt has a cook table, a dining table, and folding chairs, a two burner Coleman cook stove and two Coleman lanterns.  Renters need to supply their own propane canisters. We recommend 1 canister each appliance per day.  The lanterns must have the short fat canisters, not the tall ones.  (A stove with both burners on will burn for 1-4.5 hours on one canister; a lantern on full will burn 7 hours.) (Plastic mattress covers are available upon request)

You will need to bring:

  • Food/Drinks/Condiments
  • Paper towels
  • Cooking/Eating Utensils
  • Dishcloths/Soap
  • Pots/Pans/Dishes
  • Personal Items
  • Bedding/Pillows
  • Flashlight
  • Insect/Sun protection
  • Matches / Etc.              

Ammenities

Composting vault (ADA) toilets are available. No shower facilities.  Drinking water is available at the outside faucet on the eastside of the well house.  Picnic tables are available outside and a large fire ring is between the decks (except in the winter).  Showers are at Poison Creek campground when water is available for $3.00 per shower/ person.

No Electricity or Telephones. Some cell phones may work, but you will want to check yours before counting on it.

Renters are responsible for light cleaning.

A broom and dustpan are provided.  Sheets and/or plastic mattress covers need to be removed and placed in designated spot.

Each yurt has a wood burning stove.

Firewood is available to purchase for $8.00 per level wheelbarrow load. The stoves will accommodate wood up to 12” long.

Longer pieces of wood do not fit correctly in the fire box and can break the glass in the stove door.

Reminders

Please dispose of your gray water (dish water) in the handicap toilet.

All vehicles must stay in the parking area.

Day use hours are 7am to 10 pm.  

NO SMOKING INSIDE THE YURTS.

NO PETS are allowed.

Check-out / 12:00 pm

Check-in / 3:00 pm

Fee Schedule

Please call our Call Center at 1-888-922-6743 for Reservations.

(6% Idaho state sales tax required on all fees.)

  • $25.00 reservation fee (non refundable and does not apply to rental fees)
  • $180.00 per night for the 3 yurts.
  • Children under 3 yrs N/C
  • All motorized vehicles require a (MVEF) fee of $5.00 Daily or an Idaho State Parks Passport Sticker or IDPR Annual Pass.
  • For an additional charge of $10.60/night per RV or tent you may also have up to five (5) camping units. 8 people per site.
  • Firewood is $8.00 per level wheelbarrow load.

  

      

       


Osprey Point Group Yurts

Downloads

See video

The Idaho State Parks Passport: Your State Park Saving Option!

The Idaho State Parks Passport allows Idaho motorists to support Idaho State Parks by agreeing to pay an additional $10 in conjunction with renewing their license plates through the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) and County Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Offices.  The Passport sticker allows participating Idahoans unlimited daytime entry to Idaho state parks, IDPR operated recreation areas and boating access sites. The Passport will also provide nightly discounts on camping.  

When you pay the additional $10 for your passport, you'll receive a sticker that will adhere to your motor vehicle.  The sticker will provide unlimited access to all 30 state parks for the entire registration year.  

Out-of-state guests will have a savings option too, with the purchase of an Idaho State Park Motor Vehicle Entry Fee (MVEF) Annual.

 

What Will $10 Buy You and Your Family?

  • Admittance to all 30 Idaho State Parks for a year
  • Hundreds of miles of hiking, cycling, mountain biking and Nordic trails
  • Your favorite boat launches
  • Countless historical and cultural sites within your state parks

Good for Idaho, Good for Idahoans!

Idaho‘s State Park Passport is simply a sustainable way to pay for the maintenance and management of Idaho’s 30 cherished state parks.  For those Idahoans who choose to participate in the program, the Idaho State Parks Passport sticker will replace the $5 per motor vehicle entry fee currently in place at state parks while also providing nightly discounts on camping.  

Out of State Guests

Our out-of-state guests have savings options too! You can purchase a $40 Motor Vehicle Entry Fee (MVEF) Annual and receive access to all of Idaho's State Parks and nightly discounts on camping. MVEF Annuals can be purchased at any Idaho State Park and online.

 

Idaho's First Time Adventure Program

Have you always wanted to camp outdoors, bike, fish or engage in paddle sport, but didn’t know the basics, have the proper equipment, or even know where to go?  Our First Time Adventure Program brings families and the great outdoors together!  We host a fun-filled, outdoor experience for first-time adventurers. Our park's knowledgeable and friendly staff will provide you with gear, show you the ropes and make sure you have fun in the process.

          

Participating State Parks

Castle Rocks State Park

COMING SOON: Castle Rocks State Park will offer an introductory fishing program for all ages.  Equipment available. Contact the park directly to participate: (208)824-5519

Hells Gate State Park
Hells Gate State Park offers several first time programs including introductory classes on camping, mountain biking and fishing. Equipment is avaliable for use. Contact the park for details: (208)799-5015.

Lake Cascade State Park
Lake Cascade State Park offers introductory programs for both first time campers and paddlers. Camping and paddling equipment is available for use. Contact the park for details: (208)382-6544.

Lucky Peak State Park
COMING SOON: Lucky Peak State Park will offer introductory outdoor recreation skills programs specific to fishing, camping and dutch oven cooking. Equipment will be available at the park for use. Contact the park directly for details (208)334-2432.

Lake Walcott State Park
COMING SOON: Lake Walcott State Park will offer a first time fishing program for all ages. Instruction provided and equipment will be available for use. Contact the park for details: (208)436-1258.

Massacre Rocks State Park
Massacre Rocks State Park offers a intensive water sports safety programs for all ages and skill levels including first time canoeing and kayaking classes. Vessels and safety equipment available for use. Contact the park for details: (208)548-2672.

Priest Lake State Park
Priest Lake State Park offers several first time adventure programs including first time camping, Dutch Oven cooking, snow shoeing and water sports. Equipment available for use. Contact the park for details: (208)443-2200.  

Winchester Lake State Park

COMING SOON: Winchester Lake State Park will offer a first time fishing program, complete with an end-of-year tournament, for all ages. Equipment is available for use. Contact the park for details: (208)924-7563.

 

First Time Adventure Programs within Idaho's State Parks are generously sponsored by: