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Update Winter 2023-2024:

The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) and the Bureau of Reclamation invite the public to an open house on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at the American Legion Post #60, located at 105 E. Mill St., Cascade 83611, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. MST.

During the event, the public can learn about the marina project and record official comments in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the proposed action, speak with Reclamation and IDPR staff, learn how to submit comments, and see the next steps for consideration regarding the marina. Representatives from the Tamarack Resort, which initiated the proposal and would operate the facility, if approved, will be available to answer questions.

As proposed, the project would increase public parking and install up to 200 seasonal boat slips, onsite fuel sales, and a rental and retail facility.

For more information or to comment, see the Marina Proposal page.


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

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

Location: 75 miles N of Boise, ID | 293 miles S of Spokane, WA | 418 miles NW of Salt Lake City, UT


  • Boat Ramp/Launch
  • Charcoal Grills
  • Dump station
  • Electricity
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Sales
  • Flush toilets
  • Group Picnic Shelter
  • Indoor Restrooms
  • Indoor Showers
  • Picnic Areas
  • Swimming - Lake/River
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water - Drinking


  • Group Camp
  • RV Campsites
  • Tent Campsites
  • Yurts

Boating: Ramps, handling docks, life jacket loaner station at Blue Heron, Van Wyck, Sugarloaf, Boulder Creek, Buttercup, Poison Creek

Winter Groomed Nordic Track(s): Yes

Trail Types: Hike, bike, Nordic

ADA Accessibility features:

  • ADA Boat Ramp
  • ADA Campsite
  • ADA Restroom
  • ADA Yurt

Acreage: 500

Elevation: 4,828

Coordinates: 44.5077, -116.0304

Groups: Shelters at Big Sage and Poison Creek, camping at Snowbank, yurts at Osprey Point, conference room at the Visitors Center

Overnight: 164 standard, 83 serviced (7 ADA), 32 primitive, 2 group camps (1 group yurt area, with 3 yurts and group camping at Snowbank)

Nearby: Whitewater Park, public pool and fitness center, whitewater rafting, golf, alpine & Nordic ski, snowmobiling, recreational vehicle trails

Rent or Buy: Kayak and stand-up-paddleboard rental available at Van Wyck Boat Ramp. Check with office for availability. Be sure to stop by the new retail store at the Visitors Center.

Wifi Info: Wifi is available but with limited bandwidth. There are hotspots at the Ridgeview and Poison Creek campgrounds, and at the Visitors Center.

Learn: Junior Ranger programs, summer workshops, First Time Adventure Program, Experience Idaho Loaner Backpacks

Pets: Yes

Visitor Center: Yes

Museum Available: No

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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