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PARK UPDATE:

Winter 2021/22 Update:

We have closed campgrounds to camping and now allow camping in the boat ramp parking lots of:

  • Blue Heron
  • Van Wyck
  • Poison Creek

The fee per night for winter camping is:

  • $20 – Idaho Residents
  • $23 – Non-Idaho Residents
  • $7 – Daily Motorized Vehicle Entrance Fee unless Park Pass is properly displayed.

Please remember that campfires are NOT allowed in the parking lot area.


Highway 55 Construction Update for Winter 2021-2022

Construction on ID-55 near Smiths Ferry has been suspended for the winter. Crews have winterized the work zone and removed equipment from the area for the season. The road has returned to two open lanes for drivers and will stay completely open until construction resumes mid-March 2022.  

During fall 2021, crews were able to: 

  • Build 18,253 feet of retaining walls
  • Complete 74 blasts
  • Remove 194,411 cubic yards of materials 

For additional information, visit the project web page or call the project hotline (833) 913-ID55, or for area-wide travel advisories, visit ITD’s Smiths Ferry Project Page.

The link below provides more information about registration for boats, snowmobiles, OHV’s, and motorbikes, and invasive species stickers. You can also find a full list of registration vendors, including those in Valley County. Or you may call the IDPR Registration Department: 1-800-247-6332, (M-F 8:30 am – 4:30 pm)

https://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/registration-permits/


Registration Update:

2022 Recreational Vehicle stickers are now available for your boats, OHVs, and snowmobiles! You can also purchase your annual pass, park n ski permits, and invasive species stickers online, over the phone, or at any applicable vendor statewide. And great news! We now offer TWO YEAR registrations for your OHVs and snowmobiles! Get your 2022/2023 stickers today at the website listed below!

Want to support your preferred recreational area even more? You can now add a donation to your sticker purchase and designate it to the area of your choice! These funds improve annual trail grooming and seasonal trail maintenance across the state. **Please note: For the time being, two year registrations are not being offered for boats and all OHV park passports (pays motor vehicle entrance) purchased will only be valid for one year.

Get yours today: https://idahostateparks.reserveamerica.com/home.page

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

Big Sage Shelter

  • $75.00 per day / 75 people maximum
  • $100.00 Cleaning/Damage deposit
  • Size of Shelter:  20’ wide X 30’ long
  • One fire ring that is 5’ across
  • 12 tables: 5 feet long
  • Electricity available – 4 outlets
  • Water available
  • Large charcoal grill available upon request
big sage covered picnic shelter

Poison Creek Shelter

  • $75.00 per day / 75 people maximum
  • $100.00 Cleaning/Damage deposit 
  • Size of Shelter: 22’ wide X 36’ long   
  • One fire ring that is 5’ across 
  • 12 tables: 5 feet long  
  • Electricity available – 4 outlets
  • Water available
poison creek covered picnic shelter
Snowbank Group area

Snowbank Group Area

Located on the southeast side of the lake. Offers a semi-secluded camping experience. This camp is designed to accommodate groups of up to 75 people. There is a 25 space parking lot for vehicles and RVs (trucks with trailers use two spots). All vehicles must stay in the designated parking area.There is an adjacent grassy area for walk-in tent camping. This area has partial shade.

Osprey Point Group Yurt Camp

Located on the west side of the lake. 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.

Lake Cascade State Park Conference Room

panoramic of the conference room interior

Download the Conference Room Reservation Request Sheet

  • Free to reserve
  • Dimensions: 15′ x 19′ and can fit up to 20 occupants
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Amenities: outlets, 6′ retractable projector screen, 7 tables, wheelchair accessibility, coffee/tea setups, cold water, microwave, whiteboard, phone, and parking.

  • 6% Idaho state sales tax required on all fees.
  • Shelter reservation fee of $25.00 is Non-Refundable (does not apply to shelter fee).
  • Reservation fee, use fees and cleaning/damage deposit must be paid at the time of the reservation.
  • Cleaning Deposit refundable based on cleanliness of shelter and use area.
  • All motor vehicles entering the park must pay the $5.00 entrance fee or display a valid Idaho State Parks Passport.
  • Parking is limited.
  • If you wish to have acoustical music, approval must be obtained from park staff prior to your gathering.
  • Shelter hours are from 9:00am to 10:00pm.
  • Pets must be on a leashed at all times and owners are responsible for pet clean up.
  • Reserved area is limited to the immediate outdoor area surrounding the shelter reserved. Exclusive use of waterfront/beach is no included or permitted.
  • All decorations must have prior approval.
  • Tent stakes, spikes or ground anchors are not permitted.
  • The person making this reservation is responsible for informing all group members, caterers, rental companies and etc. of the above information.
  • Groups arriving at the park without a reservation may use the group shelters (provided they are not reserved by another group), subject to Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation rules. Hours and cleanup rules apply.

Current Conditions

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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