Name: Amanita Campground
Amanita Campground is located on the west shore near the north end of Cascade Lake. It sets right on the water with a small stream flowing into the lake on the north end of the campground. We had some good luck fishing where this stream entered the lake. This area is heavily forested with underbrush which allows for some privacy even though the campsites are fairly close together. This is a natural setting without lawns and paving.
Campsites: There are 10 campsites, each can be used for RV or tent camping. The road and driveways are gravel. Each campsite has a picnic table and fire ring with attached grill.
Host on Site: The host for Amanita Campground stays at Rainbow Point Campground less than a quarter mile away. His name is Ed and he has been doing this for 18 years.
Water: The water is a pressurized system which is shared with Rainbow Point Campground. It had good pressure and tasted okay.
Garbage Services: Amanita Campground has garbage service with bear resistant cans and a recycling bin for cans and bottles.
Electricity Available: No.
Restroom: There was a new vault style outhouse for 2011.
Handicap Accessible: The outhouse is handicap accessible but the campground is not handicap friendly when compared to the State Parks nearby.
Firewood: You will need to provide your own firewood.
Pets: Pets are allowed but must be kept on a leash or caged.
Picnic Area: No.
Recreation: Recreation from Amanita Campground includes; camping, fishing, boating, water skiing, jet skiing, hiking and photography.
Fishing: Fishing is available in Cascade Lake for trout, perch, large and small mouth bass and northern pikeminnow.
Boating: A boat ramp is available at Rainbow Point Campground.
Swimming: There is no swimming area at Amanita Campground. If you choose to swim be considerate of the fishermen.
Wildlife: Deer are abundant in the nearby forest. as well as black bear nearby. Use caution when storing your food and make sure you use the garbage cans each night.
Additional Camping Opportunities: We have reviewed these nearby campgrounds; 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 West Mountain Campground.
Phone service: No pay phone in the campground but we had cell reception.
Nearby Services: For those camping supplies such as food, gas, propane and pop I would recommend a quick trip to Donnelly.
Location/Driving instructions: For directions from Donnelly, Idaho follow this Google Map.
Elevation: 4849 Feet
Reviewed Date: August 2020
Fees And Reservations: Campsites 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 9 maybe reserved for your camping trip by going to recreation.gov. Amanita Campground is very busy during July and August so plan ahead. For 2017 the daily fee was $15.00 with no extra vehicle fee. There is no day-use area.
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.
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