Rainbow Point Campground

Rainbow Point 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.

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.

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.


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 within the campground. Many hiking and biking trails are in the area as well.

At a Glance

Reservations: This is a fee campground with 12 sites, with some 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 my not be available after September 30
Restroom: Vault

General Information

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

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

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

  • Turn west and go just over a mile to West Mountain Road. Turn south and go a mile to the campground.


Roads and parking spurs within the facility are gravel.

General Notes:


This small campground offers single-family campsites. Each is equipped with a picnic table, campfire ring and grill. Some sites have lake views and shoreline access.

Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided, but electricity is not available at the campground.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Enjoy bike riding along the lake!

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Campground Camping

Total of 12 sites.

Lake and Pond Fishing

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

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

River and Stream Fishing

There are streams near the campground and Cascade Lake that offer great fishing opportunities.


Picnic tables are in the surrounding area.

Scenic Driving

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

Boating - Motorized

Along the shores of Lake Cascade.

Boating - Non-Motorized

Along the shores of Lake Cascade.


Lake Cascade is 27,550 acres. It may be partially drawn down as summer progresses.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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