For the latest fire information, visit the Idaho Fire Map and select 'Layer List' and then 'Current Fire Incidents.'
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Warning: Algae Bloom on Lake Cascade

– There are toxins present in the lake, but not high enough to issue a health advisory
– While there are no contact warnings currently in place, it may be harmful if ingested
That being said, Idaho Parks and Recreation would still like to strongly suggest that all lake users exercise caution, especially children, pets, and other sensitive individuals.
We will continue to keep you apprised of new information as we know it.

Summer Construction Update:

Summer (May 31 through early September 2022)
– One-way alternating traffic, controlled by flaggers Monday-noon Friday.
– Daytime and nighttime work Monday-Thursday.
– All lanes open noon Friday-Sunday to accommodate summer travel.

We appreciate your patience as we move through another season of construction work. To learn more about the construction schedule, visit

Park Reservations
By phone: 1-888-9-CAMPID or 1-888-922-6743

About the Park

Lake Cascade offers two group camping opportunities, including Snowbank group camp and Osprey Point group yurts, 279 individual campsites in 10 developed campgrounds (with power, sewer, and water at Poison Creek and Ridgeview) two dispersed camping areas with primitive camping, several day use areas, and six boat launch ramps.

Windsurfers and boat sails crisscross Lake Cascade when the afternoon winds kick up. Anglers 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.

The park is open year round. Reservations are from the Thursday before Memorial Day to Labor Day. In the winter (snow season), camping is limited and outside of reservations, it is based on a first come first serve. Call the park for details.

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Contact the Park

Address: 100 Kelly's Parkway (P.O. BOX 709)
Cascade, ID 83611
Phone: (208) 382-6544
Hours of Operation: Day-use locations within state parks are open from 7 am to 10 pm, per Idaho state code 26.01.20 (5). Day-use hours may change based on park manager discretion.

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