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Lake Cascade State Park is nestled in the majestic mountains of central Idaho approximately 75 miles north of Boise on State Highway 55.

This large park provides diverse and exciting recreational opportunities throughout all four seasons.

Popular for all types of boating, prevailing winds on the water make it especially well-suited for sailing and windsurfing.

Rainbow trout, Coho salmon, small mouth bass and perch can be caught from the shore or by boat in the summer or through the ice in the winter.

Hiking, bird watching, photography, mountain biking, all types of boating, ice fishing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, and just plain relaxing are all easily accessible from Lake Cascade State Park.

Lake Cascade offers two group camping opportunities, including a group camp and the Osprey Point group yurt complex, more than 200 individual campsites in 12 developed campgrounds (with Ridgeview offering power, water and some sewer at each site), dispersed camping areas with primitive camping, several day use areas, and 6 boat launch ramps.

The various campgrounds and facilities of the park are dispersed around Lake Cascade's forty-one square miles of surface water and 86 miles of shoreline.

The business office for the park is located in the city of Cascade near the intersection of Highway 55 and Kelly's Parkway.

For more information call the park office at 208-382-6544 or email at cas@idpr.idaho.gov or visit Idaho Parks and Recreations website at www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov

Make Lake Cascade State Park your "recreation destination."

  • A $7.00 Motor Vehicle Entrance Fee (MVEF) is required for every vehicle entering Idaho State Parks (including visitors to campers).
  • All campsite and facility use fees accommodate one (1) vehicle MVEF per night stayed. Any additional MVEF and per person charges will be collected at the park.
  • MVEF may be paid for at the daily rate or by purchasing a State Park Passport or an Annual Motor Vehicle Entrance Fee sticker.
  • Visitors and park day users may be required to park outside the campground.
  • All yurts, cabins and group facilities that are ADA accessible do not require proof of disability upon arrival.
  • Camping is allowed in designated areas only.
  • All boats, trailers, or other motorized vehicles must fit entirely within the campsite parking spur provided. Any equipment that does not fit entirely within the sites designated parking area must be parked outside the campground in an area designated by the park manager.
  • RV's are not permitted when staying in facilities (yurts, cabins, cottages or houses).
  • Campfires are allowed in designated areas only!
  • All pets must be kept on a leash and not be left unattended. Pets are not allowed on beaches except for designated areas (not all parks have designated areas); Campers are responsible to clean up after their pet. Not all facilities allow pets.
  • Quiet hours are enforced from 10:00 pm to 7:00 am.
  • Fireworks are prohibited in all parks at all times. No Exceptions!