Spring in Cascade

Nature’s Bounty. Load up on the mountain grown huckleberries and mushrooms found in abundance throughout the Lake Cascade Recreation Area, or enjoy the beauty of spring wildflowers and emergent grasses that create a vibrant landscape.

With the Winter thaw comes some of the best whitewater and kayaking adventures in the world.




Looking for day trip ideas, select your activity of choice.

For a full list of spring activities see below.

South Fork of the Snake River near Swan Valley Idaho.


When you’re looking to fish, there are at least five large lakes or reservoirs, five rivers and countless small mountain lakes and streams to choose from in the Lake Cascade Recreation Area.
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The Frank Church Wilderness Area, just east of Cascade, is the largest roadless wilderness area in the lower 48 states.
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Hot Springs

Hot springs are dotted throughout the area, both developed and natural.
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Mountaineering & Climbing

The majestic mountains throughout the Lake Cascade Recreation Area offer abundant opportunities for mountaineering – rock and ice climbing, from gentle bouldering to some of the longest continuous granite wall climbs in Idaho.
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Mushroom Hunting

A favorite “sport” for locals and visitors alike is “morel mushroom hunting.”
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Rafting & Kayaking

Rafting and kayaking on the rivers is a terrific summer sport. There are services available that will take you and your group out, or you can go out on your own if you prefer.
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