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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

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.

green yurts

Available Sleeping

  • Bluebird Yurt (20’) has 1 single/single bunk bed, 1single/double bunk bed, & 1 double futon couch-bed. Sleeps (7)
  • Appaloosa Yurt (24’) has 1 single/single bunk bed, 2 single/double bunk beds, & 2 double futon couch-beds. Sleeps (12)
  • Syringa Yurt (24’) has 3 single/double bunk beds, & 1 double futon couch-bed. Sleeps (11)

Each yurt has a cook table, a dining table, folding chairs, a two burner Coleman cook stove and two Coleman lanterns. Renters need to supply their own propane canisters. We recommend one (1) canister per appliance/day.(A stove with both burners on will burn for 1-4 hours on one canister; a lantern on full will burn for 6 hours)

You will need to bring:

  • Food/Drinks/Condiments
  • Paper towels
  • Cooking/Eating Utensils
  • Dishcloths/Soap
  • Pots/Pans/Dishes
  • Personal Items
  • Bedding/Pillows
  • Flashlight
  • Insect/Sun protection
  • Matches
  • Soap/Hand sanitizer
  • Propane Canisters          

Provided

Vault toilets. Drinking water is located at the outside faucet on the eastside of the well house. Picnic tables and a large fire ring (except in the winter). Vault toilets for gray water disposal (dish water).

When available, showers are located at Poison Creek campground for $3.00 per shower/person.

Things to keep in mind…

No Electricity or Telephones. Some cell phones may work, but you will want to check yours before counting on it.

Renters are responsible for light cleaning. A broom and dustpan are provided.  Plastic mattress covers now replace sheets and need to be left on – PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE . Each yurt has a wood burning stove.

Firewood is available to purchase for $8.00 per level wheelbarrow load. The stoves will accommodate wood up to 12” long. Longer pieces of wood do not fit correctly in the fire box and can break the glass in the stove door.

Reminders

  • There is a two-night minimum stay.
  • Please dispose of your gray water (dish water) in the vault toilet.
  • All vehicles must stay in the parking area.
  • Day use hours are 7am to 10 pm.  
  • NO SMOKING INSIDE THE YURTS.
  • NO PETS are allowed.
  • Check-out / 12:00 pm
  • Check-in / 3:00 pm

Fee Schedule

Please call our Call Center at 1-888-922-6743 for Reservations.

Idaho Resident Fee $175.00 per night for the 3 yurts.

Out of State Fee $200.00 per night for the 3 yurts.

Extra Camp Fee $20.00 per night/camp for up to 5 camping units.

Firewood is $8.00 per level wheelbarrow load.


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.

Amenities

There are 16 picnic tables, 16 fire grills and a 5’ ground fire ring for group gatherings. Central water and vault toilets are available.

There are no hook-ups or electricity. No shower facilities. Showers are available at Ridgeview campground for $3.00 per shower/per person.

Firewood is available to purchase for $5.00 per bundle (nearest location is Blue Heron).

Reminders

  • Please dispose of your gray water (dish water) in the vault toilet.
  • All vehicles must stay in the parking area.
  • Day use hours are 7am to 10 pm.  
  • Check-out / 1:00 pm
  • Check-in / 2:00 pm

Fee Schedule

Please call our Call Center at 1-888-922-6743 for Reservations.

Idaho Resident Fee $100.00 per night up to 20 people

Out of State Fee $125.00 per night up to 20 people

20+ People $3.00 per person/night

Non Refundable Reservation Fee $25.00

All motorized vehicles require a (MVEF) fee of $7 daily or an Idaho State Parks Passport Sticker or IDPR Annual Pass.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations that occur twenty-one (21) or fewer calendar days prior to arrival, will be assessed a cancellation fee equal to the first night (base rate). Cancellations that occur more than twenty-one (21) calendar days prior to arrival will be assessed a cancellation fee of fifty dollars ($50.00).

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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