Name: Huckleberry Campground
Huckleberry Campground is a "loop" in Lake Cascade State Park and is situated on the western shore of Cascade Lake. It is a park like setting with mowed lawns and open spaces. I like things a little more natural however this is a very busy place during July and August. Make sure you reserve your campsite well in advance. The campground has the lake on the east and West Mountain on the west. It is not isolated but you have good access to recreational opportunities all around it.
Campsites: There are 27 RV / tent camping sites in Huckleberry Campground. The roads and driveways are paved and each site includes a picnic table, fire ring with attached grill and most have a barbecue stand.
Host on Site: Yes.
Water: Huckleberry Campground has a pressurized water system with good water. You will find outlets scattered about the campground.
Garbage Services: Garbage service is available throughout Huckleberry Campground. The likelihood of a nighttime visit from a hungry black bear is not as great here as in some other campgrounds on the west side of the lake. However, I strongly recommend using the garbage service regularly to be safe.
Electricity Available: No.
Restroom: The restrooms are vault style outhouses and were clean and well supplied at the time of our visit.
Handicap Accessible: The restrooms and campground as a whole are handicap friendly. Campsites 75 and 80 are handicap equipped.
Firewood: Firewood can be purchased from a stand next to the camp host for $6.00 per bundle.
Pets: Pets are allowed but must kept on a leash or caged.
Picnic Area: No.
Recreation: Recreation from Huckleberry Campground includes; camping, fishing, biking, hiking, skiing, jet skiing and photography as well as many other activities.
Fishing: Fishing is available by boat or from the bank for trout, large and small mouth bass, perch and northern pikeminnow.
Boating: Boating is the most popular recreation here whether it is for water skiing or fishing. There are boat ramps at Rainbow Point Campground to the north or to the south at Buttercup Campground.
Swimming: There is no designated swimming area but there are always people enjoying the lake during those hot summer days.
Wildlife: Deer are common as are small woodland animals and birds.
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, Poison Creek Campground, Rainbow Point Campground, Ridgeview Campground, Sage Bluff Campground, Sugarloaf Campground, Van Wyck Campground and West Mountain Campground.
Phone service: No pay phone here but we did have reception with our ATT cell phones.
Nearby Services: I would recommend the short drive to Donnelly for the camping supplies you run short on, such as, pop, food, popcorn and propane. The store with the Subway has gas and these other supplies available.
RV Dumping Site: There is an RV dumping station in Donnelly and another on the north end of West Mountain Campground a short drive to the south.
Location/Driving instructions: From Donnelly, Idaho follow this Google Map.
Elevation: 4842 Feet
Reviewed Date: June 2011
Fees And Reservations: You may reserve a site at reserveamerica.com. You will select Lake Cascade State Park and go to Huckleberry in the "loop" drop down window. The daily fee for single sites was $14.84 plus $8.48 for your extra vehicle. The day use fee was $5.00 per day and a companion site was $29.68 per day.
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.
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