Park Update November/December 2022:
All camping has moved to 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.
Construction on State Highway 55 near Smiths Ferry has reached a major milestone as work pauses for the winter season. Road paving and major slope excavation are now complete with two lanes open for travel.
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
- 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
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
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
Visitor Center: Yes
Museum Available: No
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.