PICNIC POINT (ID), ID

Picnic Point Campground is located on a bluff overlooking beautiful Warm Lake, at an elevation of 5,300 feet. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, hiking and viewing local wildlife. The campground is situated beneath towering ponderosa pines, which provide partial shade...
Status: Open through Mon Sep 15 2014   Season Dates

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  • Bears frequent the area; please keep a clean camp and be bear aware
  • This campground has first-come, first-served sites
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*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Picnic Point Campground is located on a bluff overlooking beautiful Warm Lake, at an elevation of 5,300 feet. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, hiking and viewing local wildlife.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated beneath towering ponderosa pines, which provide partial shade. Summer wildflowers are abundant in the area. A variety of wildlife including bears, deer, elk, fox, grouse, eagles, osprey, grosbeaks, whooping cranes and otters, lives around the lake.

Recreation:

Warm Lake offers great fishing opportunities for cutthroat, rainbow, lake and bull trout. Boating, canoeing and swimming are popular activities. A boat ramp is located at neighboring Shoreline Campground. Billy Rice Swim Beach is within walking distance, offering a day-use site for picnicking and access to a swimming beach.

The surrounding area offers great hiking, mountain biking, horseback and off-road vehicle riding and hunting. The WeWuKiye (Wa Wu Kia) Trail No. 252 was recently built and can be accessed nearby, at the entrance to Shoreline Campground. It is available for hiking and mountain biking.

For off-road vehicle enthusiasts, Telephone Ridge Trail No. 112 offers 20 miles of trails for all riding levels, with staging areas at Shoreline Campground and at Warm Lake Campground down the road.

Facilities:

The campground offers tent-only campsites, which can be accessed via a 50 to 200 foot hike from the parking area. Some sites overlook the scenic lake. Stairs lead to the lakeshore from three locations within the campground.

Sites are equipped with a table, campfire ring and grill. Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided throughout the campground, but electricity is not available. The parking area is dirt, as are the pathways within the campground.

Nearby Attractions:

Rustic North Shore Lodge is not far from the campground, offering a small restaurant, lounge and store with limited supplies.

Booking Window
There is no web-reservable campsite on this campground.
Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri May 23 2014 Mon Sep 15 2014
Peak Fri May 22 2015 Wed Sep 16 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Lake Access
  • Parking Area
  • Tables
  • Tent sites
  • Trailheads
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Trailer Parking
  • Boating
  • Cafe
  • Canoeing
  • Day Use Area
  • Hiking
  • Lodging
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Picnic Area
  • Swimming
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
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Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 23 2014 -
Sep 15 2014
WALK TO $6.00-$15.00
Peak Season
May 22 2015 -
Sep 16 2015
WALK TO $6.00-$15.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.65083, -115.6725
44°39'3"N, 115°40'21"W

From Cascade, turn east on Warm Lake Highway. Travel approximately 26 miles along the paved road to Forest Road 489 and turn south. Continue about a half-mile past the Shoreline Campground and North Shore Lodge. The campground will be located just past the lodge, on the left side of the road.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

PICNIC POINT (ID)
PO BOX 696
CASCADE  ID  83611

Phone Number:

Information:  (208)382-7400
- Cascade Ranger District

Additional Information