The first thing that comes to mind is Lake Cascade. Sailing, waterskiing, canoeing, boating, fishing, swimming, camping on the beach and watching the sunset over West Mountain. Warm lake is a beautiful deep mountain lake 25 miles east of Cascade with fully developed facilities and a lodge. The Warm Lake and Horsethief Reservoir areas are very popular for camping, fishing and hiking and are renowned for their wildlife viewing. Being on the water, hiking, biking and many more opportunities await for your summer adventures to the LCRA.

There are literally thousands of miles of wonderful trails throughout the Lake Cascade Recreation Area for hiking and biking at all ability levels. Many trails are also open to ATV’s and dirt bikes, but be sure to check the signs on the way in. Some of the favorite destinations are high mountain lakes and lookout towers.

Biking, Cascade, Idaho


Sunset Magazine identified Southwest Idaho as having some of the West’s best and least crowded biking trails.
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Sailing, Cascade, Idaho

Boating & Sailing

The majority of local water sports take place on Lake Cascade. Boating, water-skiing and jet-skiing are very popular.
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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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Golfers have some excellent choices in the 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 near Cascade, Idaho

Hot Springs

Hot springs are dotted throughout the area, both developed and natural.
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cougar mountain fun run

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, Cascade, Idaho

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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