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PARK UPDATE:

Warning: Algae Bloom on Lake Cascade

– There are toxins present in the lake, but not high enough to issue a health advisory
– While there are no contact warnings currently in place, it may be harmful if ingested
That being said, Idaho Parks and Recreation would still like to strongly suggest that all lake users exercise caution, especially children, pets, and other sensitive individuals.
We will continue to keep you apprised of new information as we know it.

Summer Construction Update:

Summer Schedule Starts Next Week
No full road closures after May 26 for summer travel

The summer schedule on SH-55 between Smiths Ferry and the Rainbow Bridge will start Tuesday, May 31: SH-55 will be reduced to one-lane alternating traffic Monday through noon Friday, and the road will then be fully open to two-way traffic through Sunday. This schedule will be in place through early September.

For Memorial Day weekend, SH-55 will be fully open starting Friday, May 27, through Monday, May 30, for holiday travel.

We appreciate your patience as we move through another spring season of construction work. To learn more about the spring construction schedule, visit itdprojects.org/ID55smithsferry

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

Amenities:

  • 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

Accommodations:

  • 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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