Explore Cascade

Lake Cascade Recreation Area (LCRA) is nestled in the majestic mountains of West- Central Idaho. Seventy-five miles south lies Boise, one of the major accesses to the area. To the north is McCall which connects both to Lewiston and Ontario, Oregon, the other two major accesses to the area. Traveling east takes you to the Warm Lake area and then on to the magnificent Frank Church River of No-Return Wilderness Area. To the east lies Tamarack and West Mountain, offering even more locations for you to explore.

LCRA is a sportsman’s haven offering year-round outdoor sports and recreation opportunities. 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 LCRA.

Every season opens up to a series of fun and exciting adventure for guests of all ages. There is always something to see and do, or if you would prefer to relax and rejuvenate, there is no better place to come than Idaho. 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, camping, fishing, hunting, and trail rides by horseback.

With Winter there is incredible snowmobiling. Lake Casacade Recreation Area (LCRA) was rated one of the top 10 “Places to Snowmobile” in the Northwest by SnoWest Magazine. There are literally thousands of miles of trails with varied terrain to ensure that riders of all abilities will find something that best suits them. The skiing and snowboarding at Tamarack Resort is outstanding and Nordic skiing, backcountry skiing and snowshoeing is literally out your back door. For the fishing enthusiast, ice-fishing on Lake Cascade is both very popular and productive. For pure relaxation there are amazing natural hot springs dotted throughout the area. 

Throughout all four seasons, there is always wildlife to view, hot springing, mountaineering/climbing, hunting, fishing, backcountry flights, and self-guided auto tours. Venture out in any direction. There are millions of acres of unspoiled mountainous areas, rivers and glens to be discovered. Come enjoy LCRA any time of year. You will discover that we have a lot more to offer than any other destination in Idaho. Welcome.

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