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Lake Cascade State Park

Cascade Lake Area Camping
Amanita Campground
Big Sage Campground
Blue Heron Campground
Buttercup Campground
Crown Point Campground
Curlew Campground
French Creek Campground
Huckleberry Campground
Poison Creek campground
Rainbow Point Campground
Ridgeview Campground
Sage Bluff Campground
Sugarloaf Campground
Van Wyck Campground

Blue Heron Campground Review
Lake Cascade State Park
Blue Heron Campground
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Blue Heron Campground
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Blue Heron Campground
Boat Ramp
Blue Heron Campground is a "loop" in the Lake Cascade State Park. It is a very "park" like setting with lawn and is well trimmed. There are pine trees scattered about as well as campsites. There are a few campsites close to the parking in which you could park your RV and use the nearby campsite but at most campsites you would need to carry your tent in and set up your camp.  The campground is set on some gently rolling hills next to Lake Cascade. It has a very nice boat ramp and a good beach when the lake is not to high. The country nearby has some forested area and some open sagebrush area.

Campsites:  There are about 25 campsites scattered about. I liked the ones by the lake but they will most like be filled early. The sites are not numbered, you just park and carry your things to the site you want. When you pay don't worry about a site number. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring, some have barbecue stands. The entire area is grass covered.
Fee Schedule: These sites are $12.72 per day including tax. Your extra vehicle is another $8.48 per day.

Campground Reservations: Campsites may not be reserved.

Additional Camping Opportunities:We have reviewed these nearby campgrounds; Amanita Campground, Big Sage Campground, Blue Heron Campground, Buttercup CampgroundCrown Point Campground, Curlew Campground, French Creek Campground, Huckleberry Campground, Poison Creek Campground, Rainbow Point Campground, Ridgeview Campground, Sage Bluff Campground, Sugarloaf Campground, Van Wyck Campground and West Mountain Campground.

Host on Site: Yes there is a host located near the entrance.

Electricity Available: Electricity is not available in the campsites.

Garbage Services: Garbage service is available, dump your garbage often to avoid trouble with bears.

The water is on a pressurized system and is good.

Restroom: There are 2 restrooms, an older one located near the entrance and another new one at the boat ramp, both are vault style outhouses.

Handicap Accessible: The campground is somewhat handicap accessible however there are no paths just grass around the campsites.

Firewood is being sold for $6.00 per bundle. Ask your host how to get it if you don't see the firewood stand.

Pets are allowed but must be kept on a leash.

Fishing: Fishing from the shore or from your boat in the lake includes trout, perch, Bass and Northern Pikeminnow. We did a little fishing and caught perch on the bottom and two nice trout in a small inlet.

Boating: There is a beautiful boat ramp and dock here with a large parking lot.

There is a nice beach at Blue Heron where you may swim at your own risk. The size of the beach depends on the water level in Lake Cascade.

From Blue Heron Campground most campers are looking to play in the lake whether it is fishing, boating, skiing, swimming or sunbathing on the beach.

Picnic Area: Any of the sites may be used for picnicking however there is a $5.00 dollar fee "Day Use Fee".

Wildlife: There is a warning for bears so use caution with your food and garbage. One might see deer, squirrels, ducks, geese and other birds around the campground.

Phone service: The nearest phone is in Cascade however we had good reception on our AT&T cell phones.

RV Dumping Site: The nearest RV dumping station is at Van Wyck Campground which is about 2 miles away.

Nearby Services: Cascade has stores, restaurants and services available for most any camper needs like gas, propane, food and pop.

Location/Driving instructions: Blue Heron Campground is located on the south east side of Lake Cascade only a couple miles from Cascade, Idaho.

Reviewed: May 2011

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