Wood Carving Pavilion
“Summer Camp for Grownups”
Come visit us at The Carving Pavilion. We have everything you need to get started…just bring your enthusiasm & we will find you the perfect project! Projects start at $20.00.
The Craft Studio:
Meet with our resident artist Linda Johnson who has taught classes at Arrowhead RV Park for several years. She can teach you to paint, do a silk scarf or make a silver pendant. Also working is BJ Ray who does projects for all ages with beads, bangles and things that dangle.
The Art Yurt:
Please see resident Watercolorist Trish Hooper at the office where her artwork is displayed. Set up a time to visit in The Art Yurt to schedule an individual lesson on basic watercolor techniques with paints, crayons, or pencils. Learn how to paint on a glass jar, aluminum can or on wood. She also offers children free art activities.
River and Lake Fishing
For anglers, Idaho is truly a land of opportunity and variety. From alpine peaks to lowland deserts and valleys, a dazzling array of waters await discovery; 26,000 miles of streams and rivers, more than 3,000 natural lakes, and a quarter-
Twice a year the waters literally writhe with thousands of steelhead and salmon that have travelled from the ocean to spawn in the South Fork of the Salmon River and Johnson Creek near Yellow Pine.
Lake Cascade offers nearly 50 miles of clean, sandy shores perfect for swimming, hiking, and bank fishing with restrooms, boat ramps and good access backroads which completely encircle its fish-
Due to the wide range in elevation, the Payette River has a variety of fish and fish habitats. From its mouth upstream to Black Canyon Dam, the river supports a mixed fishery for cold water and warm water species. Mountain whitefish make up the bulk of game fish in this section of river, with smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, rainbow trout, and brown trout making significant contributions. Upstream from Black Canyon Dam, the gradient of the river increases with cold water species increasing in abundance. In unaltered sections of the Payette such as the Cabarton reach, the North Fork is very productive for salmon.
Free Fishing Day -
You must have a valid Idaho fishing license and follow all Idaho State fishing laws at all times. Visit the Cascade Ranger Station in town for maps and additional information. Visit Tom at Tackle Tom's in town for your bait and tackle needs. Don’t forget we have a fish cleaning house right here at Arrowhead RV!
World Class Whitewater
The Payette River is famous for its whitewater. Experts call the North Fork Class V run one of the most challenging river reaches in North America, if not the world. Kayaking on the lower North Fork from Smith's Ferry to Banks is world-
Rafting and kayaking on the rivers is a terrific summer sport and there are companies that will take you and your group out or you can go on your own. Visit the front office or our Rec Room for local info on whitewater adventures. If you go out on your own, be sure you know the class for the stretch you plan to take as we have Class 1-
Hiking, Biking and OHV Trails
There are literally thousands of miles of wonderful trails throughout the Lake Cascade Recreation Area for hiking, biking and OHV at all ability levels. Some of the favorite destinations on these back trails are high hidden mountain lakes and lookout towers. Many trails are open to ATV’s and dirt bikes, but remember to grab your OHV trail maps from the Ranger Station on Main St and always check the trail signs on the way in. Click here for the online Idaho Trail Mapping Program
and be sure to follow all local and state OHV laws at all times.
Boating, Floating and Sailing
The majority of the water sports take place on Lake Cascade. Boating, water-
A favorite “sport” for locals and visitors alike is “morel mushroom hunting”. Once the weather warms up, usually around the end of May, there is a short window of opportunity to pick these delicacies and become gourmet chefs for our friends and family. Use a mesh bag so as you carry your find through the woods, you drop spores along the way for next years’ crop. Be educated about what you are picking because there are poisonous mushrooms out there as well.
Huckleberries...officially our state fruit! A minor but delightful resource of the Boise and Payette Forests are the abundant yield of wild mountain huckleberries. Huckleberry time is the signal for many people to pack their troubles and duffle and hike to the hills on berry-
Tamarack Zipline Tour
Explore the mountain in a unique, thrilling, action-
Thunder Mountain Days 4th of July Parade
Cascade’s Fourth of July Celebration, Thunder Mountain Days, is our biggest weekend full of family fun! Starts July 4th with a Buckaroo Breakfast, followed by a parade down Main Street, barbecue, live music and fireworks over Lake Cascade at dusk.
Valley County Fair & Rodeo
The Valley County Fair and Rodeo will feature an outstanding variety of exhibits and entertainment including junior and senior rodeos. Local residents will display their talents in gardening, cooking arts and crafts. The Idaho Cowboys Association Rodeo will include bronc riding, bull riding, team roping, calf roping, breakaway roping and barrel racing. The Valley County Junior Rodeo will include pole bending, barrel racing, goat-
4 Summit Challenge
The Four Summit Challenge is held in July and the course covers the two mountain passes along Warm Lake Road. This challenging course attracts cyclists from a wide variety of locations and includes up to 650 riders. The ride starts at the American Legion Hall in downtown Cascade and proceeds down Main Street to Warm Lake Road. From there, riders choose to ride between 1-
The Gravel Grinder
The Gravel Grinder is a long-
Payette River Flyer Train Ride
The Payette River Flyer adventure offers a unique journey into some of the best scenery in Southwest Idaho along the North Fork Payette River. Adventurers can relax and enjoy the pristine scenery with glimpses of native Idaho wildlife along the way. Adventurers will travel in our Budd Rail Diesel Car built in 1956 with pickup locations at Smiths Ferry and the Ashley Inn on the north end of Cascade. (208) 331-