11/17/20: According to a statement released by the Idaho Transportation Department, crews anticipate Highway 55 being completely open again by Thanksgiving. Road work will continue in the spring of 2021.
10/06/20: Attention Campers: After Labor Day, the park will become walk-up only, also known as First-Come, First-Serve. Reservations will no longer be accepted.
11/12/20: With the current conditions, we have closed most of our campgrounds. Blue Heron, Van Wyck, Winter Lot (near Crown Point), Sugarloaf Boat Ramp, Boulder Creek and Poison Creek Boat Ramp are still open. Camping is available at Blue Heron, Van Wyck and Poison Creek Boat Ramp. Please be prepared to be self contained. All amenities have been shut off. For further information please call our office at 208-382-6544.
- Reservations for the 9-month reservation window will begin Dec. 10, 2020.
- Be advised that construction on Highway 55 will begin on Sept. 8 and is expected to last at least 2 years, with various closures and impacts. Please click the link HERE to read more information about the project.
Due to annual algal blooms, there is currently a health advisory in place at Lake Cascade. Click here to read the release from DEQ.
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.