French Creek Campground - reserve

  

French creek Campground

Overview: 

French Creek Campground is located next to scenic Lake Cascade in west-central Idaho. It is near the town of Cascade, 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 western shore of Lake Cascade and on the banks of French Creek. A forest of mixed conifers covers the campground, providing ample shade. Thimbleberry and huckleberry plants are abundant throughout the upper reaches of the campground.

A wide variety of wildlife makes its home around the lake. Waterfowl and songbirds are abundant, 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. Many hiking and biking trails are in the area as well.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: May – September – (weather permitting through hunting season)
Reservations: Reservations can be made HERE at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
Fees This is a fee campground. Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance. Please bring cash or check. $15.00 per night / total 21 sites.  Extra vehicle fees may apply.  Some first come, first serve sites may also be available.
Closest Towns: Cascade, Idaho
Water: Ther maybe no drinking water available after September 30
Restroom: Vault
Information Center:

Facilities:

The campground is divided into two sections of campsites. Some are located on the east side of West Mountain Road, closer to the lakeshore and with beautiful lake views. Other sites are on the west side of the road, on a hillside above the lake. A few of these sites have partial lake views. Some also have stairs from the parking spur to the campsite.

Campsites are equipped with a table and campfire ring. Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided, but there is no electricity at the campground. Roads and parking spurs within the facility are gravel.

General Information

Directions:

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

Turn west on Old State Highway and go a half-mile to Lakeshore Drive.

Turn south and travel 3 miles to Forest Service Road 422 (West Mountain Road).

Turn west and follow the road 5 miles to French Creek Campground.


Recreation Map

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Activities


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Picnicking

Picnic tables are in the surrounding area.

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.52684

  Longitude : 
-116.108

  Elevation : 
4800

 

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10-17-2019 Sharing your space - Forest friends may share your rental cabin! Link opens in a Pdf Document


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