Cascade Travel Guide

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Cascade Things to Do

  • A Walk Through the Woods

    There are lots of scenic hiking trails all around Cascade, in the Payette National Forest. The last time I went hiking around here I saw the biggest owl I've ever seen in my life. It was almost two feet tall - downright scary looking!!! Later we stopped along the trail for a snack and shared our spot with a large black and white woodpecker,...

  • Sugar Loaf

    Sugar Loaf is the only island in Lake Cascade, and it also refers to a peninsula that sticks out into the lake. This peninsula is my favorite area of Lake Cascade State Park. The day we were here there was no one else around and it seemed like our own little oasis, maybe because it's a few miles out of town. The lake is 20 miles long, and nearly 5...

  • Skiing

    Cascade gets plenty of snow in the winter, so it's a great place to cross-country ski or snowshoe. There are several groomed cross-country ski trails in the area, and they're not crowded. More are in McCall 27 miles to the north, although these do attract more people. There's also a downhill ski resort, Brundage, in McCall, and another big downhill...

  • Warm Lake

    Warm Lake is another great place to swim, relax, camp, and fish. The area around here is part of the Boise National Forest. North Shore Lodge is here, too, with a cafe, bar, and grocery store. Also cabins with kitchens, if camping isn't your thing. My parents took us here the summer "Jaws" came out, and I was just SURE that if I swam too far out...

  • Lake Cascade - Relaxation Central

    Lake Cascade State Park is a beautiful area for swimming, camping, boating, picnicking, fishing, or just hanging out and enjoying the scenery. Unlike at some other large lakes, this one is not overused by motor boats as yet, so there's not usually a lot of noise here. There's also very little humidity, so you can really enjoy being in the sun....

  • Camping at Horsethief Reservoir

    You can camp at Horsetheif Reservoir for FREE, but only in designated camping sites. Some of the pullouts and docks around the reservoir are only for day use. There are rustic toilets, but you have to bring your own water. Great opportunities to try shooting some reflection shots with your camera, too.


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Cascade Off The Beaten Path

  • Relax and Enjoy!!

    At least once a week we head up the Warm Lake Highway to one of our favorites spots on the planet..a terrific hot springs off the side of the really cannot find it unless someone takes you there first and even then it is always a little tricky to know just where to pull off..In the winter it can be quite a trek hiking over the snow bank...

  • Roseberry - an old Finnish Settlement

    Really all of Cascade is off the beaten path, but Roseberry is even more so. It's an old Finnish settlement from the late 1800's, when Finns were emigrating to escape Czarist Russian domination. It's nearly a ghost town now, just a few historic buildings preserved just as they were in the late 1800's and early 1900's. This general store is part...

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  • The Town Itself

    Cascade is a small town - the population is only a little over 1,000 people. People here stop for pedestrians wanting to cross the street, and they expect you to do the same. They're very serious about their speed limits, too (consider yourself warned!). The economy used to be based on logging - it still is partially, but is gradually turning...

  • Tackle Tom's

    If you want to go fishing, stop by Tackle Tom's first for the fishing report. They have a board inside telling how the fishing's been at different spots, and the guys who work here are happy to chat about what they've heard. You can buy your Idaho fishing license here and your bait. They're on the main road as you drive through town, on the right...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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