Cascade Chamber

Cascade, home to approximately 1000 permanent residents, is 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 Idaho's 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. The "Business Directory" button provides an easy to use guide of all businesses and services available in the area.

Use the "Visitor Information" button for things to do, points of interest, a description of popular hiking trails and hot springs. Use the "Cascade Information" button for demographic information and a list of city services and amenities.

There are over 400 miles of snowmobile trails, 250 miles which are groomed in the Cascade area. All of these trails connect to trail systems in McCall or Garden Valley. See the liste des departements.

If you are planning to visit or relocate to Cascade, we can help. Contact us at or call 208-382-3833.


Motels and InnsPhone
Bear’s Knight Inn Motel(208) 382-4370
4D Longhorn Ranch(208) 466-9527
Big Creek Lodge(208) 631-6535
Boulder Creek Inn & Suites, LLC(208) 325-8638
Clear Creek Inn(208) 382-7268
Cougar Mountain Lodge(208) 382-4464
Cascade Vacation Rentals(208) 382-4800
Deadwood Lodge(800) 684-3675
Mountain View Motel(208) 382-4238
North Shore Lodge(800) 933-3193
Pinewood Lodge Motel(866) 382-4941
Bears Knight Inn AND Gift Store(208) 382-4370
Wapiti Meadows Ranch & Outfitters(208) 633-3217
Warm Lake Lodge(208)632-3553
Yellow Pine(208) 633-3300
R.V. Parks & CampgroundsPhone
Arrowhead R.V. Park(208) 382-4534
Boise National Forest (Campgrounds)(208) 382-4217
Clear Creek Inn R.V. Park(208) 382-7268
Elkhorn R.V.
Idaho State Parks and Recreation(208) 334-4199
Leisure Time R.V. Park(208) 382-4428
The Pines RV Park
Waters Edge R.V. Park(800) 574-2038


In 1832 Captain Benjamin Bonneville called Southwest Idaho, "the most enchanting land in the far West, presenting the mingled grandeur and beauty of mountain and plain, of bright running streams and vast grassy meadows waving in the breeze."

Cascade, located in the upper portion of this section of Idaho, still offers you the bright running streams and vast grassy meadows noted by Bonneville. Hovering at 5,000 feet and lying at the southern of Long Valley, one of the loveliest alpine recreation areas imaginable, Cascade is the ideal location for an RV resort community.

Come and enjoy the splendid beauty of Cascade, Idaho and all the surrounding areas for Tent and RV camping.


Saturday of Memorial Day weekend marking the open day of fishing season on rivers and streams throughout the state, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game expects fishing to be good but urges anglers to be cautious of high water levels.
“Flows in many streams are high, but many of them are fishable if caution is used,” said Robert Hand, fisheries biologist with IDFG in Lewiston. “Anglers that wade or use a watercraft are encouraged to wear a life jacket, or have it easy accessible.”

IDFG urges anglers to review the fishing regulations before casting a line. Regulations are free and available at all license vendors and Fish and Game offices


Idaho has over 19,000 miles of trails available for hiking, ranging from remote wilderness trails to paved paths located on old railroad right-of-ways. Most of Idaho's single-track trails are located on federal lands. For further information and trail maps, please contact the US Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management.

For detailed information about the more popular hikes in Idaho, check your local bookstore for trail guidebooks. For a partial listing of trail guidebooks on Idaho, click here.

The trail passes through some of Idaho's most spectacular country. Elevations vary from 1,900 feet at the bridge crossing on the Selway River to numerous high-mountain passes ranging from 7,000 to 9,200 feet. The route traverses a variety of terrain including sagebrush desert, flower-filled alpine meadows, dense cedar forests, six major river canyons, and passes by numerous crystal-clear mountain takes. Many unique geological formations, such as caves and hot springs, can also be seen from the trail. Along the way you will find Idaho as it was 100 years ago. Abandoned homesteads and cabins, old mines, logging camps and a restored, old-time ranger station are many of the interesting sites along the route. The trail also crosses two national historic trails, the Oregon Trail on the Snake River plain and the Lewis and Clark Trail along the Clearwater-Lochsa divide. The Centennial Trail primarily crosses public land, but there are small segments of private land along the way. Permission to cross or camp on private land must be obtained from the land owner.


Idaho offers some of the most diverse hunting and fishing opportunities in the world. We can show you some of the best places for sport hunting in the State of Idaho, or for that matter, in the world!. No other state in the lower 48 has as much big game hunting variety and quality. Idaho is sparsely populated with huge areas of forests, canyon lands, and mountain wildernesses. Seasons generally run from 20-65 days. Hunter congestion remains rare.

Idaho's elk herds are renowned. An Idaho elk hunt offers the opportunity to experience real nature and wilderness, spend time with family or friends, and harvest a nice animal. The state's percentage of older bulls presents a unique trophy hunting opportunity in the West.

Whitetail deer populations also have grown. Their distribution, concentrated forested areas of Southwestern Idaho, has expanded in recent years. Mule deer populations are rebounding from years of drought and the severe winter of 1992. Mountain lion populations are extremely strong. Record book cougars have been taken recently. Moose hunting is on the rise. Bighorn sheep, mountain goat, and antelope hunts are in high demand. Idaho continues to offer outstanding black bear hunting in fall and spring.


Idaho is home to many fine ski areas. Sun Valley was one of the first ski areas in the west and is still one of the premiere areas in the United States (if not the world). Idaho’s legacy of skiing started in 1936 with the opening of Sun Valley on December 21st. It continues to this day, having been through many ups and downs. Skiing has appeared to have taken a bit of a dip in popularity in the past 20 years or so. Rising costs and competing interested have kept skier visits from increasing at most ski areas.

Bogus Basin near Boise acted on the lower skier visits this past year by offering season passes for $199. This incredible (for 1998) price resulted in 25,000 season passes being sold. At this price a person only has to ski 7 days to have paid for their pass. A pretty easy thing to do, even if it was a little crowded. I bought my first season pass in 10 years figuring I could ski 7 days without too much problem. So far the crowds have not been unbearable.

Idaho is home to many ski areas:

Just to name a few!

Cross Country skiing in Idaho is also a popular winter time activity. With the amount of public forests and lands there are literally thousands of places to ski. Unlike downhill skiing, you can cross country almost any where. In Idaho that relates to many hundreds of miles, if not thousands!

Gliding across a high mountain meadow with just the whoosh of your skis breaking the stillness of the day is a dream come true for many Nordic skiers. Others enjoy the hard work of climbing the mountains and telemarking down. What ever your choice is there is lots of choices in Idaho.

If you are into the 'gravity' side of cross country skiing, I am sure any of the downhill ski areas would be happy to sell a ticket. That way you can maximize your telemark turn practice. A few of the ski areas such as Bogus Basin and Sun Valley have Nordic skiing areas. These areas have established trails that are well maintained at all times.

Water Sports

Canoes and Kayaks and White Water enthusiasts will find that the Cascade area offers the finest in all categories. Enjoy the relaxing water of Lake Cascade and its breathtaking scenery, or the excitement of Kayaking and Rafting on the Payette River.

Cascade area offers it all.

Shuttle Service is available to and from most all adventures and private instruction also available.


Location Lat/Long: 44-29-37.617N / 116-00-58.472W (44.4937825 / -116.0162422) (estimated) Elevation: 4742 ft. / 1445.4 m (surveyed) Variation: 17E (1985) From city: 2 miles SE of CASCADE, ID

Airport Operations Facility use: Open to the public Sectional chart: SALT LAKE CITY Control tower: no ARTCC: SALT LAKE CITY CENTER FSS: BOISE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION [1-800-WX-BRIEF] NOTAMs facility: BOI (NOTAM-D service available) Attendance: DEC-APR 0900-1700, MAY-NOV 0800-1800 Wind indicator: lighted Segmented circle: yes Lights: DUSK-DAWN Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport) Landing fee: no Airport Communications CTAF: 122.9

Accipiter is located in the mountain community of Cascade, Idaho, 75 miles north of Boise. Organized as a Limited Liability Company (LLC), Accipiter began prototype development in April of 2002. A new hangar (shown below) was recently completed at the Cascade Airport, and is the home of Accipiter.

Nearby radio navigation aids VOR radial/distance VOR name Freq Var

DNJr135/18.3 DONNELLY VORTAC 116.20 19E NDB name Hdg/Dist Freq Var ID

MC CALL 152/19.1 363 17E IOM Airport Services Fuel available: 100LL JET-A Parking: tie downs Airframe service: MINOR Power plant service: MINOR Bottled oxygen: LOW Bulk oxygen: NONE Other services: charter flights Runway Information Runway 12/30 Dimensions: 4300 x 60 ft. / 1311 x 18 m Surface: asphalt, in good condition Runway edge lights: medium intensity Operational restrictions: TO AVOID APCH/DEP OVR TOWN; LND RY 30 & DEP RY 12 WHEN WND CONDS PMT. RUNWAY 12 RUNWAY 30 Traffic pattern: left right Markings: basic basic Markings condition: fair fair Displaced threshold: no no Touchdown point: no no Obstructions: FENCE Airport InspectionInspected by: State of Idaho aeronautical personnel Last inspection: 02 September 1998 Federal agreements: - National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) - Grant agreements under FAAP/ADAP/AIP - Assurances pursuant to Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964 Airport Operational Statistics Aircraft based on the field: 12 Aircraft operations: average 24/day Single engine airplanes: 12 51% transient general aviation 40% air taxi
9% local general aviation

Real Estate

Action Mortgage Company
Jacquelyn Zemlicka - Loan Officer
101 S. Main St. P.O. Box 221 Cascade, ID 83611
Phone:208-382-5256 Fax: 208-382-6482 Toll Free: 800-815-9744

Blue Ribbon Properties LLC (Click to see their Website)
Frank Byers - Broker
Jan Byers -Sales Associate
307 South Main Street Cascade, Idaho 83611
Phone:208-382-3000 Fax: 208-382-6088
1-866-idaholand (866-432-4652)
James E. Boring (Broker)

Cascade Lake Realty (Click to see their Website)
David O'Brien (Owner/Broker) | Karolyn Plehal (Associate Broker)
Harry Barton (Sales Associate) | Estella Renich (Sales Associate)
Lynda Diem (Sales Associate)
Trudi Hasbrouck (Sales Associate)
1 (800) 266-4921

The Mortgage Guide
John Cross (Manager)
220 S Main St Box 1610 Cascade, ID 83611
208-382-6600 Fax 208-382-6601 Cell 208-634-6464
Toll Free 888-309-3975

Wellington Real Estate
Ben Wellington owner/broker
102 East Mill Street,Cascade, Idaho 83611
Phone Number: 208-382-3303 or 1-800-574-9577
E-mail Address:
Fax To: 208-382-3565