Lake Cascade

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Lake Cascade

Idaho

(208) 382-4258

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Overview

Cascade Reservoir which is formed by Cascade Dam is part of the Boise Project. Managed by the Bureau of Reclamation, this 44 square mile (28,300-acre) reservoir offers 86 miles of shoreline. The most popular Reclamation recreational reservoir in Idaho, Cascade's annual visitation exceeds 300,000 people.

Boating, fishing, camping, horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, wildlife viewing, and swimming are the major recreation activities at Cascade Reservoir. Cascade's fish species include rainbow and brown trout, coho and kokanee salmon, smallmouth bass, bullhead catfish, and yellow perch. The Idaho state record coho salmon (5 lb. 8 oz., 24 1/2 inches) was taken from Cascade Reservoir in 1992. Season open year-round.

Reservoir acre feet and total reservoir capacity and cubic feet/second release rates for rivers below Boise & Payette River Basins reservoirs and select river locations are updated daily and graphically provided. Site offers: restrooms (Carbarton and Poison Creek restrooms open during winter), boat ramps and docks, marina, campgrounds at Blue Heron (12-units), Buttercup (30-units), Cabarton (12-units), Crown Point (38-units), Huckleberry (33-units), Poison Creek (20-units), Sugarloaf (42-units), Van Wyck Park (22-units), Curlew (25-tent sites), West Mountain North (18-units), and West Mountain South (25-units), parking, picnic tables, swimming, dump station, fuel, and disability facilities.

Map of Cascade Reservoir

Latitude, Longitude: 44.518334, -116.047866

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Activities

  • Boating

    Boat ramps, docks, and marina.

  • Bicycling

    Access to great biking and hiking trails.

  • Camping

    Campgrounds at Blue Heron (12-units), Buttercup (30-units), Cabarton (12-units), Crown Point (38-units), Huckleberry (33-units), Poison Creek (20-units), Sugarloaf (42-units), Van Wyck Park (22-units), Curlew (25-tent sites), West Mountain North (18-units), and West Mountain South (25-units). Includes picnic table, restrooms and dumpstation.

  • Fishing

    ascade's fish species include rainbow and brown trout, coho and kokanee salmon, smallmouth bass, bullhead catfish, and yellow perch. The Idaho state record coho salmon (5 lb. 8 oz., 24 1/2 inches) was taken from Cascade Reservoir in 1992. Season open year-round.

  • Hiking

    Access to great biking and hiking trails.

  • Horseback Riding

    Access to great biking and hiking trails. Horseback riding is allowed in designated areas.

  • Hunting

    Hunting is allowed in designated areas.

  • Picnicking

    Great picnic areas with picnic tables around the lake.

  • RVing

    The Lake has various campgrounds and a sanitary dump station.

  • Water Sports

    Swimming, fishing and boating.

  • Winter Sports

    Snowmobiling and cross country skiing in a approved areas.

Directions

Driving

The lake is west of Cascade, 70 miles north of Boise on Idaho State Route 55. Once in Cascade, turn left toward the reservoir.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(208) 382-4258

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