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Lake Cascade & Tamarack

Active Recreation

Ski. Bike. Hike. Camp. Fish. Sail. Backpack. Mountain Bike. Lake Surf.  Wake Board. Swim. Paddle. Snowshoe.
Get Active.

Visit Tamarack Resort for luxury mountain cabin rentals, winter downhill skiing, and summertime mountain biking down mountain slopes. 

Reserve a spot at one of the Cascade Lake State Park’s 10 campgrounds located around the lake.  Book rustic group sites or sites with full RV hookups.

Lake Cascade

One of the best lakes for outdoor recreation in Idaho, Lake Cascade, provides ample boating, fishing, and water sport opportunities, with access on all sides of the lake. Boat ramps at multiple campgrounds and access points make it easy to get out on the lake. And fishing spots all around Lake Cascade offer access to Rainbow Trout, Coho Salmon, Smallmouth Bass, Perch, and more.

This Idaho lake provides year-round outdoor, active recreation. Click on any photo or link for more information about our top picks for active recreation at Lake Cascade and Tamarack Resort

The Best Active Recreation at Lake Cascade and Tamarack Resort

Active Recreation at Lake Cascade

Lake Cascade offers year-round outdoor, active recreation.  Ski or snowshoe in winter.  Boat, paddle, and swim in summer.  Mountain bike, cycle, and hike in spring and fall.  Visit neighboring Tamarack Resort for a luxurious mountain getaway, or camp at one of Cascade Lake State Park’s 10 campgrounds that encircle the reservoir.  Whatever your interest, no matter the season, Lake Cascade provides some of the best active outdoor recreation in Idaho and the Pacific Northwest.

Tamarack Resort

Tamarack Resort offers luxury mountain cabin vacation rentals, a full-service ski resort, and a newly completed resort center with restaurants, coffee shops, and ski-in village condos.  Visit Tamarack in the summer to explore extensive mountain biking trails, hiking paths, and water sports at the resort’s brand new marina, right next to the state park’s Poison Creek Unit.  Enjoy mountain life with all the comforts of home.


A short drive from McCall, Lake Cascade offers some of the very best camping in Idaho. Centrally located, Lake Cascade State Park is one of Idaho’s largest state park complexes. It offers year-round active recreation and 10 different campgrounds around the lake. Whether you come to boat, fish, and water ski or relax along the shore, Lake Cascade has amenities for all types of outdoor recreation and activities.  Check out rustic tent sites, group camping yurts, and full RV hookup sites.

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