Cascade & Donnelly Idaho – Lake Cascade

Lake Cascade:

Lake Cascade State Park is on the North Fork of the Payette River in Valley County Idaho. The lake has a surface area of 47 square miles. The lake contains perch, trout, smallmouth bass, Kokanee Salmon, and Coho Salmon. The area offers 279 campsites in 10 developed campgrounds as well as several day-use areas, and 6 boat launch ramps.


Cascade is a rural community located on the southeast shore of Lake Cascade. Cascade is approximately 70 miles north of Idaho’s capital Boise, and 29 miles south of McCall. Cascade had a population of 939 at the 2010 census. Cascade is also the county seat of Valley County sitting at an elevation of 4760 ft.


Donnelly is also a city in Valley County with a population of 152 at the 2010 census. Donnelly is located on the northeast shore of Lake Cascade. Located approximately 13 miles south of McCall, and 85 miles north of Boise.

The proximity to Lake Cascade, Boise National Forest wilderness, and Tamarack Resort make these communities a popular tourist destination for camping, fishing boating, hunting, hiking, hot springs, skiing, snowboarding. as well as white water rafting and kayaking.

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