Public Meeting and Open House for Proposed Marina Project at Poison Creek on Lake Cascade

Tuesday March 26, 2024

The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) and the Bureau of Reclamation invite the public to an open house on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at the American Legion Post #60, located at 105 E. Mill St., Cascade 83611, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. MST.

During the event, the public can learn about the marina project and record official comments in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the proposed action, speak with Reclamation and IDPR staff, learn how to submit comments, and see the next steps for consideration regarding the marina. Representatives from the Tamarack Resort, which initiated the proposal and would operate the facility, if approved, will be available to answer questions.

As proposed, the project would increase public parking and install up to 200 seasonal boat slips, onsite fuel sales, and a rental and retail facility.

Reclamation owns most of the land surrounding Lake Cascade, but IDPR manages recreational activities as Lake Cascade State Park under a longstanding agreement. The marina is proposed for the Poison Creek day use area, which sits on the northwest shore of the lake and has a boat ramp. Tamarack operates a dock and small rental concession near the ramp.

In late 2023, Tamarack and IDPR entered into a 20-year agreement to operate a marina, which is contingent on Reclamation’s review and approval. Reclamation’s assessment, anticipated to conclude by fall 2024, will examine the proposal, a no-action alternative and any potential alternatives developed during the review process.