Shoreline Campground and Group sites

Shoreline Campground has single, double and group sites and is located just across the road from beautiful Warm Lake, at an elevation of 5,300 feet. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, hiking and viewing local wildlife.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated in a mixed-growth lodgepole pine forest, which offers partial shade. Summer wildflowers are abundant in the area. A variety of wildlife including bears, deer, elk, fox, grouse, eagles, osprey, grosbeaks, whooping cranes and otters, lives around the lake.


Warm Lake offers great fishing opportunities for cutthroat, rainbow, lake and bull trout. Boating, canoeing and swimming are popular activities. Billy Rice Swim Beach is nearby, offering a day-use site for picnicking and swimming. A boat ramp is located just across the road from the campground.

The surrounding area offers great hiking, mountain biking, horseback and off-road vehicle riding, and hunting. The WeWuKiye (Wa Wu Kia) Trail No. 252 is popular among hikers and mountain bikers. It was recently built and can be accessed at the campground's entrance.

For off-road vehicle enthusiasts, Telephone Ridge Trail No. 112 offers 20 miles of trails for all riding levels, with staging areas within the campground and at Warm Lake Campground just down the road.

At a Glance

Reservations: This is a fee campground with 31 sites, with some sites on a first come, first serve basis. Make your reservations at or by calling 877-444-6777.  For the non-reservable sites there are envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance. Please bring cash or check. Extra vehicle fees may apply.
Open Season: Mid-May - Mid-September
Closest Towns: Cascade, Idaho
Water: There is drinking water available
Restroom: Vault

General Information

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

  • From Cascade, Idaho, travel 1 mile north on State Highway 55 to the Forest Highway 22 (Warm Lake Highway) turnoff.

  • Turn east and travel 25 miles to the intersection of Forest Service Road 579 and 474.

  • Proceed on Forest Service Road 579 about 1 mile to the campground.

General Notes:


The campground contains several single and double campsites, most of which are accessible. An accessible group site with picnic shelter is also available and can accommodate up to 50 people. A volleyball court and horseshoe pits are located next to the group site.

Picnic tables, campfire rings and grills are available at the campsites. Vault toilets and drinking water are also provided. There is no electricity at the campground.

Shoreline Boating is an area that provides a small, dirt parking area large enough for about a dozen cars.  Across the street is a huge, paved lot at Shoreline Campground for additional parking. There is one ramp and one dock. Restrooms and picnic tables are provided at the campground.

The Billy Rice Swim Beach is a favorite spot on a hot summer day for a swim and picnic. The small sandy beach is surrounded by tall trees and located near Picnic Point and Shoreline Campgrounds.  There is limited parking for less than a dozen cars, but can easily be reached by walking from the parking lot at Shoreline Boating. A restroom and picnic tables are provided.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Plenty of opportunities for mountain biking!

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Campground Camping

Total of 31 sites.

Group Camping

Lake and Pond Fishing

Enjoy fishing Warm Lake for kokanee and several species of trout including rainbow, brook, lake, and bull.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

River and Stream Fishing

Not far from the campground, the South Fork Salmon River offers great fishing for salmon, steelhead, whitefish, bull trout and cutthroat trout.

Day Hiking

Big Game Hunting

OHV Camping


Picnic tables are in the surrounding area.

Group Picnicking

Scenic Driving

Take a drive and enjoy the beautiful scenery that surrounds you.

Boating - Motorized

North shore of Warm Lake.

Boating - Non-Motorized

North shore of Warm Lake.


Warm Lake is 640 acres. There is a swim beach 0.5 miles from the campground. The boat ramp is 0.1 miles east of campground's entrance.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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