Cascade Ranger District and Office

  

Cascade RD - water motor activities

The Cascade Ranger District is the northern most District on the Boise National Forest.  Encompassing over 400,000 acres, the District offers a diverse resource management program including:  Recreation, Wildlife, Fisheries, Timber, Range and Watershed.

 

The small town of Cascade is nestled in the mountains of central Idaho approximately 75 miles north of Boise on Idaho State Highway 55. It is located in Long Valley between the North Fork of the Payette River (known for its world-class kayaking) and Cascade Lake and the South Fork Salmon River (two of the top fisheries in Idaho).  The Cascade Ranger District offers year-round outdoor sports and recreation opportunities for everyone. 

 

The Cascade District is also a great jumping off point for the western portions of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. Access the main stem of Pistol Creek inside the Wilderness via Snowshoe Summit. Take NFS road 447 from Landmark, then take NFS road 447E to Snowshoe Summit to the Wilderness boundary. Other access points to the Wilderness from the Cascade District include Chilcoot Lake along NFS roads 440 and 440A, further south is Burntlog via NFS roads 447 and 448 to visit Pistol Lake and the Little Pistol Creek drainage, and Sand Creek along NFS roads 447 and 437 to get to the Pistol Creek Ridge area.. 

 

 

 

SPRING AND SUMMER HIGHLIGHTS  might include fishing along Cascade Lake or swimming at Warm Lake, riding motorcycles or ATVs, hiking on one of the many trails or maybe camping at the beautiful Shore Line Campground.  

 

Most campgrounds are scheduled to open in late May and close in September.  Please call the District for updates.  (208-382-7400)

Make your reservations at: www.recreation.gov.

 

WINTER RECREATION HIGHLIGHTS  -  Check out the updated Idaho Parks and Recreation website!

Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation Activities:  Snowmobiling   Nordic skiing   Rent a Yurt! 

For more information on passport renewal, registrations, regulations and permits for winter recreation visit: Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.

 

Winter Snowmobile Maps:

Cascade RD East-Side Snowmobile Map.

Cascade RD West-Side Snowmobile Map. 

Specific Areas for Snowmobiling in Southern Idaho

 

Cascade Ranger District
Highway 55
P.O.Box 696
Cascade, ID 83611
(208) 382-7400  

Office hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday

District Ranger: Jake Strohmeyer

 

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At a Glance

Operational Hours: Campgrounds  are scheduled to open May 23 - Sept. 13.  Opening and closing dates are listed with each campground. Trailheads are inspected periodically throughout the season and any safety hazards will be mitigated as necessary.  Trailheads are open all year unless access prevented by a seasonal closure. The gate on the Snowbank Road #446 to Snowbank Mountain and Blue Lake opens on June1.  

General Information

Directions:

From Boise, Idaho, travel approximately 80 miles north along Idaho State Highway 55 to Cascade, Idaho. 

Travel through the town of Cascade.

The Cascade Ranger District Office is on the north end of town on the right side of Idaho State Highway 55.


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Activities


Bicycling

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Camping & Cabins

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Fishing

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Hiking

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Hunting

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Nature Viewing

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OHV Riding & Camping

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Picnicking

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Scenic Driving

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Water Activities

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Winter Sports

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.52230

  Longitude : 
-116.04485

 

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