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May 2024 Update

All campgrounds and day use areas are open for the season. Full hook-up ( water, electric and sewer) are available at Poison Creek  and specific sites at  Ridgeview. See details at “Find a Campsite” on our site.

  • Blue Heron Campground and Boat Ramp area will close intermittently through June of 2024 as part of the Blue Heron Repaving Project. Following excavation work, the Blue Heron Unit will reopen with new pavement and additional parking.
    • Blue Heron is scheduled to be closed Monday through Thursday to all traffic and use within the park unit.
    • Blue Heron Campground and Boat Ramp will be open Friday through Sunday to camping, day use, and boat launch access. (Alternatives include Van Wyck, Sugarloaf, Boulder Creek, Buttercup, and Poison Creek boat ramps.)
  • This is a tentative schedule for the month of June with project completion expected prior to the 4th of July weekend. We appreciate your patience during the project. Updates will be provided here and on the park’s Facebook page. Please call Lake Cascade State Park for additional information at (208) 382-6544.

The Idaho Mountain Amateur Radio Society will have its annual ARRL Field Day from June 20th through the 24th at Curlew Campground. Camping will be closed for the event, but the public is welcome to stop by and learn about amateur radio on Saturday and Sunday, June 22nd and 23rd.

Osprey Point Yurts are available year-round and 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

Campground & Unit Maps

Winter Trail Maps

Ice Fishing Access & Maps

Park Update Winter 2022-2023:

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.

Day Use only winter access parking lots:

  • Boulder Creek Unit
  • Stonebraker Winter Access Parking

Open from 6am to 10pm December 1st-March 31st. No Overnight Parking allowed. 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.”

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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