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May 2024 Update

All campgrounds and day use areas are open for the season. Full hook-up ( water, electric and sewer) are available at Poison Creek  and specific sites at  Ridgeview. See details at “Find a Campsite” on our site.

  • Blue Heron Campground and Boat Ramp area will close intermittently through June of 2024 as part of the Blue Heron Repaving Project. Following excavation work, the Blue Heron Unit will reopen with new pavement and additional parking.
    • Blue Heron is scheduled to be closed Monday through Thursday to all traffic and use within the park unit.
    • Blue Heron Campground and Boat Ramp will be open Friday through Sunday to camping, day use, and boat launch access. (Alternatives include Van Wyck, Sugarloaf, Boulder Creek, Buttercup, and Poison Creek boat ramps.)
  • This is a tentative schedule for the month of June with project completion expected prior to the 4th of July weekend. We appreciate your patience during the project. Updates will be provided here and on the park’s Facebook page. Please call Lake Cascade State Park for additional information at (208) 382-6544.

The Idaho Mountain Amateur Radio Society will have its annual ARRL Field Day from June 20th through the 24th at Curlew Campground. Camping will be closed for the event, but the public is welcome to stop by and learn about amateur radio on Saturday and Sunday, June 22nd and 23rd.

Osprey Point Yurts are available year-round and can be made by calling 1-888-922-6743 or by visiting

For information about the Lake Cascade Marina, click here or visit the tab below.

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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