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Tamarack Falls Campground

5 sites 路 RVs2 acres 路 Donnelly, ID
Right by the shores of Cascade Lake. Just down the road from Tamarack Resort. Walking distance to the Fishing Bridge and Mountain Meadows Adventure Rentals. You can fish from the bridge, rent a jet-ski and go on the lake, or take an off-road vehicle and ride in the mountains - right from your campsite. There is even a small pond on the property. Some history and geography: Where are the Falls? I wondered that myself when first bought the property. I have asked around and done some research - and come up with two answers, although I can't verify either one. First Answer: The old Tamarack Falls have been covered up by the reservoir. That is, there used to be a waterfall in this vicinity, but now it is covered up by Lake Cascade. Maybe, but I can't find any old photographs showing that, and the reservoir has never gotten low enough to see any falls. In fact, at low level, the upper reaches just look like a meadow with the original channel of the Payette River meandering through. But maybe at the narrows by the Fishing Bridge it is possible there are some submerged falls there. Second Answer: The Falls are still there, but they also are not the classic water falls you might imagine. Instead they are the numerous streams that gush down West Mountain every spring and really never completely dry up, even in a dry autumn. They are quite pretty, but not exactly a roaring mountain waterfall. These streams can be seen everywhere, especially in the spring, and they to tumble down a steep slope. They come right out of the rocky faces of the tamarack forest, so it makes sense to call them Tamarack Falls. They are all over the place. At least two of these streams ( and more in the spring) feed the pond on this property. Hence Tamarack Falls Pond. The pond is "artificial" in the sense that it was created when fill dirt used to build West Mountain Road blocked the stream and created a small pond. The pond stays at a constant level because its outflow is a culvert that runs under West Mountain Road and from there into Lake Cascade. Two main streams feed the pond - one on the northside and one on the southside. The shape of the two little submerged valleys give the pond a lopsided crescent shape with a small peninsula curving out into the middle of the pond's west side.
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Creekside RV Park & Campground

31 sites 路 RVs, Tents5 acres 路 New Meadows, ID
Creekside RV Park and Campground is located approximately 3 miles East of New Meadows and 8 miles West of McCall. The park has 27 full hookups and 10 electric/water hookups with ample open area for you to roam. The campground is a perfect home base for your summertime adventures. Just minutes from MeadowCreek Golf Resort, Brundage Mountain Resort and Downtown McCall.
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Ethos Tiny Cabin @ Lake Fork

1 site 路 Lodging12 acres 路 Mc Call, ID
Discover Serenity in Lake Fork, Idaho: Ethos Tiny Cabin Retreat Escape to the Ethos Tiny Cabin and settle into our minimal space surrounded by the privacy of nature and towering pines. Although you may feel like you're in the wilderness, you'll only be 10 minutes from McCall, and steps from year-round outdoor adventures. This unique space is your opportunity to unplug, recharge, and reconnect with the things most important in life.
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Our Family Ranch

10 sites 路 Tents80 acres 路 Mc Call, ID
Learn more about this land:All of our Tent spots have their own Unique views and Natural appreciation to the beautiful McCall area. A short walk to the Main House and Office. We pride ourselves in making your stay a great and relaxing getaway from the busy life you lead at home. The property has lots of trees, streams and natural warm water. We hope we are a place you would like to visit.
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Pierce's Place

1 site 路 RV1 acre 路 Mc Call, ID
We have a small house in the perfect location in McCall with full hookups on the side of our house. The wide area is covered with newly laid gravel. Not all sizes of rigs will fit. Please pay attention to our site measurements. The camping site won't be remote or private, we use the cabin with lots of family. There is a delineated area for our RV visitors with a small dedicated picnic table and space for one vehicle if you are towing a trailer. We are walking distance to the lake, a little market, a laundromat is next door and we are a short walk into town.
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300 feet off Payette river Puma RV

1 site 路 Lodging1 acre 路 Cascade, ID
Located inside Leisure Time RV Park close to River for boating fishing Hiking 4 Bikes to use. ice fishing gear for winter Wi-Fi and TV to watch movies and lots of games puzzles &; books to enjoy. full kitchen full bathroom king bed with pull out bed in living room. all the cooking stuff you will need crock pot mixer mixing bowels Dutch ovens. ninjas smoking grill.
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Twisted Pine Ranch, LLC

1 site 路 RV, Tent18 acres 路 Council, ID
Twisted Pine Ranch has a beautiful view of the mountains surrounding Council. Easy access to Hwy 95 to enjoy many outdoor activities (hunting, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, OHV鈥檚, snowmobiling, skiing, boating, etc.). The Weiser Trail is just west of the property. Need a place to overnight while traveling through with Livestock and/or Pets? We can accommodate your needs.
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Garden Valley River Access Campsite

1 site 路 RV, Tent2 acres 路 Crouch, ID
The address to the house next door is 519 MiddleFork Rd, Garden Valley, ID 83622. That will get you to the property. The property is right after 519 it is a large open lot that leads down to the river. There is a black military vehicle parked on the very end close to the house. So there are two sections 1st is a flat section where you have plenty of room to set up tents and RVs. It is right off the road, and any car can get to the site with ease. The 2nd section is more wooded and has access to the river. You are welcome to tent camp here it is just getting an RV down there and out can be a challenge I don't recommend it. Also, the bridge across the river is the neighbors and so is the property across the river. There are roughly 4 campsites on the property but can camp where you want really. Large flat spot above the river that has access to the water. Half of the property is a flat spot for RV's and tents the 2nd half is more green, woody and has access to the river. There is a deeper spot in the river that is 3-4 feet deep and is perfect to lounge in during the hot parts of the summer. Please pack out what you pack in and keep the place nice for the next camper. Thank you and enjoy.
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Jerusalem Valley Idaho

1 site 路 RV15 acres 路 Horseshoe Bend, ID
Our property is located 20 miles north of Boise. There are endless off-roading/dirt biking/snowmobiling opportunities out our back door. The Payette River offers sections from Class 1 to Class 5+ for those interested in kayaking, rafting or tubing. Easy access to Hwy 55 and into the parking spot. Sixth generation family farm in Jerusalem Valley - an area that provided support to the Boise Basin Gold Rush in 1862.
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The best camping near Lake Cascade guide



Lake Cascade is home to 86 miles of shoreline and endless opportunities for camping. Walled in on one side by Mica Ridge, Lake Cascade has a beautiful backdrop of snow-tipped mountains. With 33 maintained hiking trails, the perfect hike is out there waiting for you. Whether you're looking for ample trails or full sails you will be pleasantly surprised at the wide range of activities available in this remote paradise. Boating and watersports are very popular on Lake Cascade as the wind picks up every afternoon, filling the sails of the many boaters and kitesurfers alike. Even with its popularity in the sailing community, personal space is still easy to find on this large body of water.

Notable campgrounds

  • Lake Cascade State Park - A favorite for families and anglers with easy access to the lake's plentiful fishing spots.
  • Donnelly Campground - Ideal for those seeking water sports and boating adventures on Lake Cascade's expansive waters.
  • Cascade Campground - Offers a serene retreat for campers, nestled amid towering pines and stunning lake views.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, especially for peak summer months, to secure your ideal campsite.
  • Consider mid-week stays for better availability and a quieter experience.
  • Keep an eye on cancellation policies for last-minute openings.
  • Explore nearby camping options to increase your chances of finding a spot.

When to go

The best time to visit Lake Cascade is during the summer months when the weather is warm and the lake is bustling with activity. Winter offers a unique charm with ice fishing opportunities, but be prepared for cold temperatures and snow.

Know before you go

  • Anyone 14 or older must have a valid fishing license to fish in Idaho.
  • Be aware of local wildlife and practice safe camping to protect both you and the environment.
  • Check the weather forecast and pack accordingly for seasonal changes.
  • Accessibility may vary across different areas of the park; inquire ahead for specific needs.
  • Stay informed about any park closures or restrictions before your visit.

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