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The Lake Cascade Recreation Area has so many forms of recreational pursuits in the area, you will have a hard time seeing and doing everything available to you.

North Fork Payette River - We are on the river!

The North Fork Payette stretches over 113 miles from north to south, flowing from the Salmon River Mountains to near Banks, where it joins with the South Fork Payette River to form the Payette River, a tributary of the Snake River. Its watershed comprises more than 900 square miles (2,300 km2) of forested mountains and sprawling lakes and wetlands. It rises at the confluence of two small streams, Trail Creek and Cloochman Creek, in a meadow deep within the Payette National Forest. The river flows south into Upper Payette Lake then further in that direction through a deep valley into Payette Lake, which lies at the northern end of Long Valley. The river exits from the southern end of the lake near McCall and flows southwards through the broad valley into Lake Cascade, a huge reservoir formed by Cascade Dam. While part of the lake, the North Fork Payette River receives the Lake Fork, its largest tributary, which descends from the mountains to the northeast. The river leaves the Cascade Dam at Cascade and 5 mi later enters a gorge, leaving the Long Valley. Idaho State Highway 55 follows the river as it courses south-southwest through the canyon.

“The Strand” Cascade River Walk - Starts on the other side of the bridge

Enjoy the scenery, bird life and occasional wildlife as you stroll along a 2.5 mile trail on the banks of the Payette River as it takes a gentle curve around Cascade. You can start your walk right out of Arrowhead Park at the Fisher Pond Park by the sports park and walk right up to the Ashley Inn at the opposite side of town with Kelly’s Whitewater as the halfway mark.

Fischer’s Pond - A short walk under the bridge

The Fischer Pond Project is a collaborative project between the Idaho Fish and Game, the City of Cascade, and Cascade High School’s Advanced Biology Class. Beautiful Fischer’s Pond is a couple of acres in size and is stocked regularly with rainbow trout. There is plenty of easy access shoreline and a big dock for fishing.

Payette River Scenic Byway - Hwy 55

Designated for its natural beauty and abundance of wildlife, Highway 55 follows the North Fork of the Payette River all the way to the Lake Cascade Recreation Area. The historic Rainbow Bridge, built in 1933 and located just north of Smiths Ferry, is Idaho’s largest single-span concrete arch structure.

River Gear - 1 mile from Arrowhead

River Gear in Cascade can help you put together any size single or multi day trip in the area. From day trips on the North Fork Cabarton Section and Main Salmon to week long adventures in the Middle Fork and Main Salmon we have all the supplies you need for purchase or rental. Whitewater, Stand Up Paddle and Tube day or week rentals available. 762 S Main St/Hwy 55 (208) 382-6580 http://www.rivergearcascade.com/

Kelly's Whitewater Park - 1 mile from Arrowhead

Located just up the road from Arrowhead as you come into town, Kelly’s is the first of its kind in Idaho, attracting canoers, kayakers, rafters and tubers for competitions, beginners or just to play. The park stretches 1,800 feet down from the Payette River as it flows past the site of the old Boise-Cascade Mill with a beautiful Welcome Center that overlooks the river and mountains. Also home to the John Borbonus war memorial, the only one if it’s kind in the country. Enter at Mile Marker 114.44 on Highway 55 at the South East end of Cascade. www.kellyswhitewaterpark.com .

Cascade Airport (U70) - 1 mile from Arrowhead

Right across the river on Hwy 55, Cascade airport is located 85 miles north of Boise Airport (BOI); 35 miles south of McCall Airport (MYL). Friendly service & great fuel prices!

Intermountain Power Sports - 1 mile from Arrowhead

Make memories that will last for years to come with an ATV, Jet Ski, boat rental, and more from Intermountain Power Sport Rentals. Our well-maintained UTV and ATV rental units fit two passengers each and are suited for kids and adults alike, making an ATV excursion the perfect addition to any vacation. The exhilarating thrill of riding a dirt bike rental down a scenic backcountry trail is an experience you won’t soon forget. We have pontoon boats, fishing boats, ski boats and jet skis available for rent. 820 S Main Street (208) 382-4388 http://www.intermountainpowersportrentals.com/

American Legion Post 60 – 1.1 miles from Arrowhead

Cascade Post 60 was officially incorporated in October, 1919 named in honor and memory of Frank Spickelmire who was mortally wounded by artillery shrapnel in France. Frank grew up in a small town that now lies beneath the waters of Cascade Reservoir.. 105 E. Mill St. (208) 382-3694 www.post60news.com

The Roxy Theatre - 1.2 miles from Arrowhead

The Roxy opened her doors and showed her first film July 14th 1939. She was the most technologically advanced theatre in the pacific northwest in 1939 ($25,000) and once inside anyone can see why. The theatre has two main functions in life. First, to show first run Hollywood movies. Second, to provide a place for the performing arts. This ranges from national headliner comedians to Nashville singers to the local school and their Drama Plays. We are the communities theatre. The Roxy Theatre was, and still is, the most beautiful building in Cascade, Idaho. Most of the interior is original from its opening day in 1939. Don't let the age of the building fool you! The Roxy just completed an extensive remodel and we completed the updating of the projection and sound equipment to ensure that every film is viewed and heard at the highest quality. All Boise State Games are played on the big screen at The Roxy! 114 South Main Street (208) 382-5560 http://theroxyidaho.com/index.html

Cascade Ranger District - 1.5 miles from Arrowhead

The Boise National Forest Cascade Ranger District is the northern most District on the Boise National Forest. Encompassing over 400,000 acres, the District offers a diverse resource management program including: Recreation, Wildlife, Fisheries, Timber, Range and Watershed. Visit the Ranger Station to pick up forest, trail and OHV maps, guides to local Hot Springs, river and lake maps, hiking and trail guides, state park maps and guides. The Cascade Ranger District office is a great resource for Biking, Fishing, Hiking, Horse Riding, Hunting, Nature Viewing, OHV Riding, Picnicking and local Water Activities. 540 North Main (208) 382-7400.

Tackle Tom's - 1.5 miles from Arrowhead

More than a local bait shop. With 24 years of experience in the area Tom has the gear and advice to prepare you for your next outdoor adventure. Tackle Tom's has everything that you need to catch the big one, but fishing gear is only the beginning when you visit the store. Whether your trip includes a day out fishing on Cascade Lake, Tackle Toms has what you need to create memorable experiences. 304 N Main (208) 382-4367.

Cascade Medical Center - 2 miles from Arrowhead

Located at 402 Lake Cascade Parkway Cascade Medical Center has Emergency Room, Acute Care, Lab & X-Ray, Long Term Care, Behavioral Health, Physical Therapy & Life Flight services. Please dial 911 immediately for Emergency, Police or Fire. 402 Lake Cascade Parkway (208) 382-4242 www.cascademedicalcenter.net.

Lake Cascade - 4 miles from Arrowhead

The Lake Cascade Recreation Area is nestled in the majestic mountains of West- Central Idaho and it is a sportsman’s haven offering year-round outdoor sports and recreation opportunities. 47 square mile surface, 20 miles long, 5 miles wide and with 110 miles of shoreline, Lake Cascade is the 4th largest lake in Idaho and is undoubtedly the crown jewel of the area. Every season opens up to a series of fun and exciting adventure for guests of all ages. During the Spring, Summer and Fall seasons there are a myriad of hiking trails to experience. There is boating, water-skiing, jet-skiing, kayaking, whitewater adventure, golfing, biking, fishing, hunting, and trail rides by horseback. Throughout all four seasons, there is always wildlife to view, hot springing, mountaineering/climbing, hunting, fishing, backcountry flights, and self-guided auto tours. Enjoy the beauty of spring wildflowers and emergent grasses that create a vibrant landscape. Being on the water, hiking, biking and many more opportunities await for your summer adventures.

Horsethief Reservoir - 10 miles

Horsethief Reservoir is almost 2 miles long and one half mile wide with several docks and ramps with 270 acres of wilderness on the north and west sides on the reservoir. Some activities include fishing, hiking, swimming, trail riding and wildlife watching.

Historic Roseberry - 17 miles

Located just east of Donnelly is the historic town site of Roseberry. This re-creation of a late 1800’s town site serves as the Long Valley Museum and pays homage to the Finnish settlers who congregated in the area. Stepping into the general store is to take a step back in time.

Natural Hot Springs

Many natural hot springs are dotted throughout the area including Gold Fork Hot Springs (20 miles) which is a developed facility in a beautiful natural setting and the more rustic hot springs surrounding the Warm Lake area (28 miles) like Trail Creek and “The Molly’s”.

Snowbank Radar Station - 21 miles

Head to the “Top of the world” and take in the most breathtaking sights ever. View the fields of wildflowers, the many lakes, and an abundance of bluebirds, butterflies and wildlife.

Tamarack Resort - 25 miles

The resort is located in a beautiful setting overlooking Lake Cascade and offers a lot of recreational opportunities that include golf, hiking, biking, downhill skiing, cross country skiing and snowboarding. http://tamarackidaho.com/.

Warm Lake - 28 miles

Warm Lake offers great fishing opportunities for cutthroat, rainbow, lake and bull trout. Boating, canoeing and swimming are popular activities. A developed swim beach is available less than a quarter-mile away, at Warm Lake Lodge. Billy Rice Swim Beach is just over a mile from the campground, on the north side of the lake. The area offers a day-use site for picnicking and swimming. A boat ramp is located at nearby Shoreline Campground. The surrounding area offers great hiking, mountain biking, horseback and off-road vehicle riding, and hunting. The WeWuKiye (Wa Wu Kia) Trail No. 252 was recently built and can be accessed at Shoreline Campground. It is popular for hiking and mountain biking. For off-road vehicle enthusiasts, Telephone Ridge Trail No. 112 offers 20 miles of trails for all riding levels, with staging areas within the campground and up the road at Shoreline Campground. A variety of wildlife including bears, deer, elk, fox, grouse, eagles, osprey, grosbeaks, whooping cranes and otters, lives around the lake. The area is renowned for wildlife viewing, especially moose and salmon spawning. Warm Lake Lodge has a restaurant and small store with camping and fishing essentials.

Sage Hen Reservoir - 28 miles

The scenic Sage Hen Reservoir in the Boise National Forest is perched at an elevation of 4,800 feet. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing and exploring the Sage Hen Reservoir Trail systems. A variety of berries and mushrooms can be found throughout the area. Local wildlife includes deer, elk, black bear, goshawk, woodpeckers and boreal owls. Sage Hen Reservoir offers excellent boating, canoeing, and rainbow trout fishing. A boat ramp and dock are located within the campground. Hiking, biking, horse and off-road vehicle trails are abundant in the area. The Sage Hen Reservoir Trail, a 4-mile loop around the lake, offers great fishing spots, beautiful viewpoints and abundant wildlife watching opportunities. The Sage Hen and KYAOTT ATV Trail Systems can be accessed near the reservoir, offering more than 35 miles of trails for off-road vehicles and motorcycles, but hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders can enjoy these trails as well.

Payette Lake, McCall - 30 miles

Payette Lake is a 5,330 acre expanse of clean, glacial water at an elevation of about 5,000 feet in the mountains of Idaho. Over 10,000 years ago Payette Lake was carved out by a glacier 1,000 ft high, 2.5 miles wide and 8 miles long. At its deepest point the lake is 392 ft deep. Half of the lake is protected as part of Ponderosa State Park which offers over 1000 acres of natural wilderness, hiking trails and unspoiled beauty on the peninsula jutting out into the center of Payette Lake. It offers excellent boating and several sandy beaches interspersed around the lake. Don’t miss the colorful Payette Cup Regatta usually held during the first week of June each year.

Yellow Pine - 55 miles

Founded in 1906 as a support community for the nearby gold camps of Thunder Mountain and Stibnite, a trip to Yellow Pine will take you back to a simpler time. With a year-round population that fluctuates around 65, this small community hosts one of the largest harmonica contests in the nation. While there, search out the ghost mining towns of Stibnite, Cinnabar and Thunder Mountain. Be sure to take your camera.

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Area Dining

Reo’s Pizza - 1.1 miles from Arrowhead

Delicious pizza and salad bar for amazingly low prices in a family friendly environment. An arcade for the kids in back. Dine in, take out or delivery. 402 S Main (208) 382-6300.

Whistle Stop Café & Across the Tracks Bar - 1.3 miles from Arrowhead

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Bakery Items Made Fresh Daily, Soup, Salads, Sandwiches, Burgers, Prime Rib Diner and all Pizza's made with our homemade dough. Full menu available in the sports bar down the hall inside the restaurant. 109 Main Street (208) 382-4700

Gramma's Family Restaurant - 1.4 miles from Arrowhead

Family owned and operated restaurant serving up big plates of homestyle cooking! Service is always warm and excellent and you will not leave hungry guaranteed. 109 North Main Street (208) 382-4602.

Lakefront Restaurant & Lounge - 4 miles

Cascade Golf Course is also home of the Lakefront Restaurant and Lounge, where you can enjoy a great meal. Hand padded burgers, fresh cut fries, homemade pie, potato salad, cole slaw and house dressing. You can enjoy homemade, fresh and never frozen meals with a beautiful view of the lake. Call for Prime Rib, Steak and Rib Eye specials. 117 Lakeshore Drive (208) 382-4653 www.golfcascade.net/Restaurant.htm

Clear Creek Station – 7.3 miles

Satisfy your craving for soul food and American cuisine at Clear Creek Station. Our restaurant serves a variety of home-cooked meals with a fine selection of wines and beers. All Boise State and Vandals games broadcast on big screen's inside or out on the patio. 10694 Highway 55 (877) 488-1538

Buffalo Gal - 17 miles

Buffalo Gal is a casual dining establishment featuring contemporary cuisine located in beautiful Donnelly, Idaho. Inspiration for our dishes comes from around the world, and we have something for every taste. Whether you are craving a great steak, seafood, or a decadent desert, come give us a try! We believe our food speaks louder than our words. 319 N Main St Hwy 55 Donnelly (208) 325-8258 http://buffalogalidaho.com/

Tamarack Restaurant - 25 miles

Tamarack Resort has a variety of restaurants offering everything from burgers and pizza to upscale Pacific Northwest cuisine. Locations and hours are listed on link, with something to satisfy everyone in your group. 311 Village Drive Tamarack, Idaho (208) 325-1017 http://tamarackidaho.com/plan-trip/amenities/dining

Jug Mountain Clubhouse Restaurant - 27 miles

Whether you want a quick snack after your round of golf, a cocktail & an appetizer on the patio, or a romantic dinner, the Clubhouse is your perfect location. Nestled at the base of Jug Handle Mountain, enjoy the spectacular views and sunsets from our beautiful patio or dine indoors in our low impact building with green roof. Call (208) 634-5072 for Reservations. Ask about Happy Hour and our Wednesday Nine & Dine Special! http://www.jugmountainranch.com/clubhouse-restaurant/

Area Golf

Cascade Golf Course - 2.5 miles

The 9-hole Cascade Golf Course facility features 2,566 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 33. Opened in 1970 and includes a restaurant, lounge and pro shop. (208) 382-4653 http://www.golfcascade.net/index.htm

Osprey Meadows at Tamarack - 25 miles (2016 TBD)

From expansive lake views and ospreys flying overhead to towering ponderosa's flanking fairways - this is a course that allows you to pick your level of challenge with shorter distances from our green circle tees playing to 5,519 yards, to our longer, double black diamond tees: a par 72 playing to 7,319 yards. (208) 325-GOLF.


Jug Mountain Ranch Golf Course - 27 miles

The 18 hole course is the perfect combination of challenging play, spectacular views and varied terrain and was 2nd best new course under $75. Jug Mountain Ranch is also proud to offer one of Northwest's best practice facilities, including a large driving range and practice green and a restaurant with amazing views. (208) 634-5072 http://www.jugmountainranch.com/golf/

McCall City Golf Course - 31 Miles

The 9-hole Aspen course features 3,148 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 35. The 9-hole Birch course features 3,147 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36. Three, nine-hole courses comprise our beautiful 27-hole facility located in the west central mountains of Idaho. Established in 1934 it includes a pro shop, club and cart rentals, pro instruction, driving range a restaurant and bar. (208) 634-7200 http://mccallgolfclub.com/

MeadowCreek - 46 miles

The natural habitat will inspire you while you challenge our 6,625-yard, par-72 championship course. Carved out of the western slopes of the Meadows Valley, the golf course teems with native vegetation and a variety of wildlife. When all is said and done, retire to the Osprey Poolside Cafe & Snack Bar. Includes an 18-hole golf course, driving range, practice green and practice chipping area. (208) 347-2555 http://meadowcreekgolfresort.com/golf-course/

Local Info:

City of Cascade. (Click Here)

Cascade Chamber of Commerce. (Click Here)

Law enforcement.

Emergency: 911

Sheriff non emergency: 208-382-5160

Cascade Police non emergency: 208-382-4123

Medical services in Cascade, Idaho.

Emergency. 911

Cascade Medical Center. (208) 382-4242. (Click Here)

Cascade Family Practice. (208) 382-4285. (Click Here)

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