home to approximately 1,000 permanent residents. We are nestled in the majestic mountains of Southwestern Idaho, 75 miles north of Boise on Highway 55 at
an elevation of 4800 feet. The community is a recreational haven offering year-round activities from boating and golf, to skiing and snowmobiling. The lake in Cascade is one of the top largest lakes in
Idaho and there are over 250 smaller lakes and streams in the county.
Cascade has a number of lodging options including
vacation home rentals, local and backcountry motels and one of Idahos finest hotels which opened in 2003. Shop all 7 distinctive gift shops, enjoy a nice meal
in a variety of restaurants, catch a movie in our beautifully restored theatre, or stroll down Main Street at night and enjoy the lights.
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Cascade, Idaho Visitor Information
Nestled on the shores of Idaho's Lake Cascade, the city of Cascade rests within the northern mountains of the state. Surrounded by the lush evergreen scenery of the Boise National Forest, the small city hosts a population of just under 1,000 residents. Fertile farming valleys also dot the landscape around Cascade.
Cascade's downtown area is reminiscent of the small, rural towns of the past and the well-kept storefronts and businesses show the pride the hamlet's residents take in their surroundings. The high number of small, locally-owned businesses demonstrate a strong local economy that has not been tainted by the arrival of big-box stores. As the Valley County seat, Cascade is a center of government and commerce for the area.
Water-related sports of all kinds, from fishing to kayaking to river rafting at local Lake Cascade and the roaring Payette River, mean tourists and locals alike are never bored. Like most things in the small city, the golf course is within walking distance of the downtown and there is no such thing as a commute in Cascade.
Cascade is located about one hour north of the state capital of Boise--close enough for those who need to get their occasional big-city trip, but far enough away for Cascade to keep its small-town air.
Cold winters include frequent snowfalls, turning the surrounding landscape into a wonderful winter wonderland. Warm, dry summers allow the perfect weather for enjoying the area's attractions and offer tourists a pleasant relief from the heat of lower nearby elevations and little chance of rain to ruin plans.
snowmobile and extreme power sports rentals.