Amanita Campground


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Amanita Campground is located next to scenic Lake Cascade in west-central Idaho. It is near the town of Donnelly, at an elevation of 4,850 feet. Boating, fishing, swimming and hiking are popular activities in this scenic region. There are 10 sites.

A solitary tree stump remains following efforts to improve campground safety

On the left, a solitary tree stump remains following efforts to improve campground site safety by removing hazardous trees.

Due to ongoing restoration efforts, campers can expect a different feel to the campground at Amanita. Many mature Engelmann Spruce trees have been removed from the site for public safety. Those trees removed were nearing the end of their life cycle, succumbing to root rot. Combined with their shallow root systems these trees proved hazardous to the public who enjoy recreating in this area. The next few years will see many changes in this area, including a large planting effort of native shrubs and tree species! With patience this area will rebound with a beautiful, airy feel thanks to these new plantings.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated on the west shore of the lake, among a mixed-growth conifer forest that towers over the campground. Summer wildflowers are abundant in the area.  A wide variety of wildlife makes its home around the lake. Waterfowl and songbirds can also be seen in the area, as well as pelicans and bald eagles.

Recreation:

Lake Cascade offers excellent opportunities for boating, water skiing, canoeing, windsurfing and sailing. Anglers enjoy casting for rainbow trout, coho salmon, smallmouth bass and perch. A boat ramp is located at the neighboring Rainbow Point Campground. Many hiking and biking trails are in the area as well.

At a Glance

Reservations: This is a fee campground with 6 reservable sites and 4 sites on a first come, first serve basis. Make your reservations at www.recreation.gov 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: Donnelly, Idaho
Water: Drinking Water, Trash collection
Restroom: Vault

General Information

Directions:
  • From Boise, Idaho, travel State Highway 55 north for 95 miles to Donnelly, Idaho. 

  • Turn west on West Roseberry Road and travel 1.5 miles to Norwood Road.

  • Turn south and continue one mile to Tamarack Falls Road. 

  • From there, turn west and go just over a mile to West Mountain Road. Turn south and go a mile to the Amanita Campground.


General Notes:

Facilities: 

This small campground contains single-family campsites, with picnic tables, campfire rings and grills. Some sites have lake views and shoreline access. Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided, but there is no electricity at the campground. A campground host can be located at Rainbow Point Campground.


Parking:

Roads and parking spurs within the facility are gravel.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Mountain Biking

Campground Camping

6 sites.

Lake and Pond Fishing

Enjoy fishing in Cascade Lake for bass, rainbow trout, perch, channel catfish , kokanee and bullhead and whitefish.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

River and Stream Fishing

Enjoy stream fishing near Cascade Lake.

Day Hiking

Horse Riding

Big Game Hunting

Viewing Scenery

Picnicking

Picnic tables are in the surrounding area.

Boating - Motorized

Along Lake Cascade.

Boating - Non-Motorized

Along Lake Cascade.

Swimming

Lake Cascade is 27,550 acres. It may be partially drawn down as summer progresses. Boat ramp available at Rainbow Point campground.

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.70210

  Longitude : 
-116.13170

  Elevation : 
4800