Update Winter 2023-2024:
Winter camping is now available in the boat ramp parking areas at Blue Heron, Van Wyck, and Poison Creek Units. Additionally, there is winter day use access at Boulder Creek Day Use Area and at the Stonebraker Winter Parking Area provided by Idaho Fish and Game. As a reminder, NO CAMPFIRES ARE ALLOWED in any Lake Cascade State Park units throughout the winter season.
Osprey Point Yurts are available year-round, and reservations can be made by calling 1-888-922-6743 or by visiting www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov.
If you have questions, please contact Lake Cascade State Park at (208) 382-6544. Enjoy your visit to Lake Cascade State Park.
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.
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.