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Winter 2021/22 Update:

We have closed campgrounds to camping and now allow camping in 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.

Highway 55 Construction Update for Winter 2021-2022

Construction on ID-55 near Smiths Ferry has been suspended for the winter. Crews have winterized the work zone and removed equipment from the area for the season. The road has returned to two open lanes for drivers and will stay completely open until construction resumes mid-March 2022.  

During fall 2021, crews were able to: 

  • Build 18,253 feet of retaining walls
  • Complete 74 blasts
  • Remove 194,411 cubic yards of materials 

For additional information, visit the project web page or call the project hotline (833) 913-ID55, or for area-wide travel advisories, visit ITD’s Smiths Ferry Project Page.

The link below provides more information about registration for boats, snowmobiles, OHV’s, and motorbikes, and invasive species stickers. You can also find a full list of registration vendors, including those in Valley County. Or you may call the IDPR Registration Department: 1-800-247-6332, (M-F 8:30 am – 4:30 pm)

Registration Update:

2022 Recreational Vehicle stickers are now available for your boats, OHVs, and snowmobiles! You can also purchase your annual pass, park n ski permits, and invasive species stickers online, over the phone, or at any applicable vendor statewide. And great news! We now offer TWO YEAR registrations for your OHVs and snowmobiles! Get your 2022/2023 stickers today at the website listed below!

Want to support your preferred recreational area even more? You can now add a donation to your sticker purchase and designate it to the area of your choice! These funds improve annual trail grooming and seasonal trail maintenance across the state. **Please note: For the time being, two year registrations are not being offered for boats and all OHV park passports (pays motor vehicle entrance) purchased will only be valid for one year.

Get yours today:

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          


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.


  • 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 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.


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).


  • 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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