Rainbow Point Campground - reserve

  

Rainbow Point Campground

Overview: 

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.

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

At a Glance

Current Conditions: May – September  – (weather permitting through hunting season)
Operational Hours: May – September – (or until closed by snow)
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 - $30.00 per night.  There are 12 sites. There are some sites that may be available first come, first serve.  Extra vehicle fees may apply.
Closest Towns: Donnelly, Idaho
Water: Drinking water my not be available after September 30
Restroom: Vault
Information Center:

Facilities:

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. Roads and parking spurs within the facility are gravel.

General Information

Directions:

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.


Recreation Map

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Activities


Bicycling

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Picnicking

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Water Activities

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Boating - Motorized

Along the shores of Lake Cascade.

Boating - Non-Motorized

Along the shores of Lake Cascade.

Swimming

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

Location

 
  Latitude : 
44.70392

  Longitude : 
-116.13283

  Elevation : 
4800

 

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