The best camping near Lake Cascade State Park

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Creekside RV Park & Campground

31 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · 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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Garden Valley River Access Campsite

1 site · RV, Tent2 acres · 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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Upper Country Paradise

1 site · Lodging35 acres · Midvale, ID
Discover the Ultimate Outdoor Haven: Experience Wilderness Bliss at Our Expansive Campsite in the Heart of Upper Country, Idaho! Nestled on over 30 acres of pristine land, our campsite is perfectly situated next to a serene pond and surrounded by breathtaking mountains. Immerse yourself in nature's embrace while enjoying convenient access to nearby attractions like soothing hot springs, the picturesque Weiser River Trail, and the awe-inspiring wonders of Hells Canyon. Whether you seek thrilling adventures, peaceful relaxation, or a mix of both, our campsite offers it all. Unleash your inner explorer, unwind amidst breathtaking scenery, and create unforgettable memories at our Upper Country Paradise. Description (site overview) Our property is nestled bellow the mountains in the upper country of Idaho close to the small quaint farm towns of Midvale and Cambridge where the nearest stoplight is 30 miles away. Whether you are looking to escape hussell and bussell or have a base camp for your next adventure, you've come to the right place! The campsite is perched up near the large pond about 1000 feet off the main road (which you may see 5 cars a day on or the occasional horseback rider). And not to worry, there is a decent driveway that will bring you within 100 feet of the campsite, a pickup or 4 wheel drive is not required. Spring has Sprung! The trees are blooming along with the wild flowers and the pond is full, an oasis for passing ducks and geese and other wildlife. Once you've established yourself enjoy a nice walk around the pond, cast a line off the pedal boat (catch and release), or enjoy a picnic on the island with the ducks and geese. Peace and quiet is all to be had here (other than the occasional bull frog croaking.) But if adventure is what you seek, adventure you will have! Known as the gateway to Hells Canyon, there are many things to do within 5 minutes to 1 hours drive. Drop into Midvale to hit the Weiser River Trail via hiking, horseback, or mountain bike (electric bikes too). Embark on an off road adventure with your UTV/ATV, or motorcycle up the nearby mountains to Sturgill Peak Lookout where you can see 100 miles in every direction. Schedule and excursion in Hells Canyon (deeper than the grand canyon) or take a dip at the local Mundo hot spring. Fishing and floating can be had at the near by Weiser river or boating at Crane Creek Reservoir. Or maybe you're looking for a base camp for hunting season. Again, the recreational possibilities are endless! Bring your supplies and stay at camp or take a short bike ride/drive into town for some food at the Coffee Cabin or a drink at the local tavern. Maybe you forgot something? the Midvale Market has you covered, and they have adult beverages too, open 7 days a week. Midvale also has a nice little park and a local swimming pool. Site guidelines Respect the locals and they will return the favor. We have a great small town community that looks out for one another. You can ride recreational vehicles on most of the local roads if you choose to bring them, just be respectful of the local laws and courteous to the neighbors who live on dirt roads by keeping the dust down when you pass by. No riding off trails/roads, especially on our property! Please bring life jackets or appropriate floatation devices for children who plan to play or swim in the pond. Explore the property and feel free to pick up wood and branches from the ground for the fire pit, but please do not remove or cut down any trees, and keep fires contained in the fire pit and do not burn when it's windy. Bedding is NOT provided at this time. There is a sheet Please bring sleeping bags or desired bedding for the covered queen bed. We also just built a brand new outhouse! We are slowly adding more amenities and plan to build an outdoor shower next. There is an extra tent under the bed for the kiddos or other guests, also a pop up shad for the warm afternoons, it covers the deck nicely.
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Camp Tamarack

3 sites · RVs1 acre · Donnelly, ID
Camp Tamarack is located 2 miles south of Tamarack Resort, where West Mountain Road turns into gravel. From your grassy campsite, enjoy the views of Lake Cascade to the East, and the Summit of Tamarack Resort to the North. Close to National Forest, hiking, boating, fishing, mountain biking, hunting, birding and wildlife watching. Nestled among a nice recreating neighborhood, the sites have a fire pit for your use. Perfect for self-contained campers, bring water and whatever you need. Take it all out with you when you go. No restrooms, power, or water are available. A free sewer dump is located at West Mountain Campground 2 1/2 miles away. Well behaved pets allowed, please clean up after them. Quiet time after 10pm. There is no wifi, but cell service works well for most carriers. Each site can accommodate up to 6 guests and 3 vehicles. A towed trailer is considered a vehicle. Plenty of room for your toys. If you have a larger group, consider reserving another site. There is a third overflow site that will be opened during peak times or as needed for large groups. Contact the host to reserve the whole campground for large groups, reunions, or weddings. Enjoy all Tamarack Resort has to offer, launch your boat at nearby Poison Creek Marina, and explore the quaint town of Donnelly. A little further drive will get you to Gold Fork Hot Springs, Jug Mountain for golfing and mountain biking, and to McCall. Reach out with any questions.
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Boulder Creek RV Camp

1 site · RV1 acre · Donnelly, ID
Boulder Creek RV Camp is a charming RV campsite located just half a mile from Boulder Creek State Park and its convenient boat ramp. This campsite can accommodate RVs up to 36 feet and is equipped with sewer, 50 amp electrical hookups, and water access. Guests can enjoy the park's two beautiful beaches, perfect for sunbathing, playing in the sand, or paddle boarding on the lake. In addition to the main RV pad, there are two other RV pads available on-site, and extra parking can be arranged upon request. Boulder Creek RV Camp offers a perfect blend of comfort and outdoor adventure.
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Osprey Glade

2 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Donnelly, ID
A beautifully wooded half acre, corner lot located on a quiet road near Lake Cascade. It is situated just across the lake from Tamarack Ski Resort, with tons of hiking and biking trails, boating, and fishing nearby. The lot is a quick .4 mile walk or drive to the Boulder Creek State Park boat launch and beach area. The towns of Donnelly and Cascade are just a short drive away as well. There are two RV spots available as well as space for tent camping if needed. This listing is for the entire property. **NOTE: there is electric and water hookup for ONE, and sewer hookups for TWO. The power on site includes one 30 amp outlet and one 110v outlet that may also be used with the proper adapter. **We have one extension cord available for your use if needed. Lock code provided day of arrival.
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Jerusalem Valley Idaho

1 site · RV15 acres · 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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Wildedge Ranch Yurt

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Garden Valley, ID
Our cozy furnished yurt is nestled in 43 acres of secluded mountains a mile above the S Fork of the Payette River between Banks and Crouch. It offers off the grid camping with electricity, mini-split, wood burning stove, sink, propane cook stove, grill and WiFi if desired. It's close to most every outdoor activity you would find in the mountains of Idaho. Note: Our yurt may not suitable for everyone. There's no running water but we provide 10 gallons and there is a clean porta-potty.
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SawtoothMonkey

2 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Lowman, ID
The Sawtooth Monkey is a fictional character who lives in the Sawtooth mountains in Idaho, this creature is a crossbreed of a salmon and baby Bigfoot. Breeding and divine intervention took place circa 1989 when the 1989 fire hit the SF region of the Payette river. Baby Bigfoot had no where to go but the river, he was saved by a school of salmon who by Deus ex machina and the Idaho river God, Beeraspirits transformed Bigfoot and the Alpha 15 pound papa salmon into the Sawtooth Monkey. When SM hit puberty he developed a skin condition and an appetite for coconuts. He is currently friendly but a nuisance, because of his skin problems he is known for stealing ointment, lotions and sunscreen. Also, because of his love for coconuts, he is known for steal those too. Should you confront or come in contact with this elusive creature, please don't feed him anything but coconuts.
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Secluded Serenity

1 site · RV2 acres · Mc Call, ID
Escape to the picturesque heart of Idaho! Our welcoming driveway oasis, just between the enchanting mountain towns of McCall / Donnelly. This blend offers the perfect blend of nature's tranquility and modern conveniences for your RV adventure. 🌲⛰️ 🔌 At our Serene McCall / Donnelly Haven, you are greeted with the full suite of on-site amenities to ensure your stay is as comfortable as if you never left home. Tap into our reliable electric hookups (50 amp) to power your portable paradise, enjoy the ease of our fresh water access for all your hydration and cleaning needs, and take advantage of our efficient septic system services to stay fresh and travel-ready! 💧 🚐 As our valued guest, you'll revel in the charm of McCall, a true gem renowned for its stunning natural beauty and four-season allure. By day, immerse yourself in an array of outdoor activities, including exploring nearby Payette Lake, hiking the rugged trails, or skiing the powdered slopes of Brundage Mountain, Gold Fork Hot Springs, Cascade Lake, Tamarack Ski/Mtn Resort. By night, return to your serene spot beneath a canopy of stars, and Swaying Pines enveloped in the peaceful ambiance of Idaho's great outdoors. 🌟 Exclusive Perks at No Extra Cost: - Spacious and level parking area perfect for any size RV or van (50’) - 24/7 access to water and electricity (50 amp) 30 amp adapter available - Easy-to-use septic system hookups - Pet-friendly space, because furry co-pilots deserve adventure too! 🐾 -Property does have an outdoor camera, this is only used to make sure renters are abiding by the rules. If it is determined that renters are in violation of any of the rules, # of campers paid for, extra charges will be applied. 💵 Optional Extras for Your Tailored Experience (inquire for rates): - Fire pit usage to toast s'mores and swap stories under the stars. 📍 Why McCall / Donnelly? Central ID is not just a destination; it's an experience. From the glistening waters of Payette and Cascade Lakes to the majestic trails of Ponderosa State Park, to the relaxing water of Gold Fork Hot Springs the area promises diverse scenery and activities to enrich your nomadic journey. Whether you're here to relax, explore, or both, our haven is perfectly positioned to give you easy access to the best of McCall. Don't just pass through - stay, rejuvenate, and create memories that last a lifetime at Serene Haven. Book now and secure your slice of Idaho's natural wonder! 🌟🚐💫
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Latitude Campground

4 sites · RVs, Tents6 acres · New Meadows, ID
Exclusive camping location, with only four camping vehicles at one time, without size limitations. Unobstructed views of the Brundage Ski Resort, and it backs up to the Little Salmon River. Power options include 110 Volt, 30 amp and 50 Amp 240 volt. Water and septic provided. Plenty of parking for extra toys and vehicles. Only fourteen minutes to Brundage Ski Resort, and 30 minutes to McCall. Five minutes from the New Meadows public golf course and pool. It is available for year-round camping. This is a very quiet, scenic and private location. If you're looking for a lot of noise and amenities, this might not be the place for you. We offer daily, weekly, monthly and annual rates.
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Slippery Gulch

1 site · Lodging5 acres · Garden Valley, ID
Cozy, minimalist cabin with a loft bed, a small kitchen, and shower. The property boasts a beautiful view of Garden Valley, 5 minutes to the town of Crouch. Kayaking, Fishing, Hunting, Golf, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Hot Springs and just about any other outdoor activity you’d like to do can probably be done nearby. We have a few nearby restaurants, a local bar that brings killer music to the area and we even have our own musical theater nearby in Starlight Mountain Theater. 1 hour and 10 minutes from Boise. Sleeps 4- pets for additional fee.
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The best camping near Lake Cascade State Park guide

Overview

About

At Lake Cascade, it wouldn't hurt to pack more than one bathing suit, as the water activities range from swimming to whitewater rafting. Windsurf the lake or take one of your boats for a spin. A stunning 86 miles of shoreline offer some premier camping options, as the waters compliment the picturesque North Fork Mountain Range. Campers looking to fish for salmon and trout won't be disappointed, and the hiking and mountain biking trails here are catered to get your heart racing and lungs gulping fresh air. Whether you stay in a yurt or a tent, there are plenty of places to stretch your legs and share an idyllic picnic.

Notable campgrounds

  • Poison Creek: Offers full hook-up sites with power, sewer, and water, perfect for RVs and tent campers seeking convenience.
  • Ridgeview: Provides well-equipped campsites with modern amenities, ideal for families and groups.
  • Osprey Point: Features unique yurt accommodations for a comfortable and rustic experience year-round.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, especially for peak season from the Thursday before Memorial Day to Labor Day, to secure your preferred spot.
  • Consider off-peak times for greater availability and a quieter camping experience.
  • Call the park directly at (208) 382-6544 for up-to-date information and potential last-minute openings.
  • Explore nearby camping options to increase your chances of finding a great site.

When to go

The best time to visit Lake Cascade State Park is during the summer months when the weather is warm and all facilities are fully operational. Winter offers a serene, snowy landscape, ideal for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, but be prepared for cold temperatures and limited services.

Know before you go

  • Day-use locations within the park are open from 7am to 10pm, with hours subject to change at the park manager's discretion.
  • Winter camping is available, but remember that campfires are not allowed during the winter season.
  • Accessibility is a priority, with ADA-compliant campsites, restrooms, and yurts available for visitors with disabilities.
  • For current water levels and conditions, visit the Bureau of Reclamation website before your trip.
  • Always check for any park updates or closures prior to your visit to ensure a smooth experience.

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