Get ready to explore the majestic beauty of Cascade, Idaho, and the surrounding area from the comfort of a luxury home on wheels. In this area, you can expect to pay an average of $185 per night for Class A motorhomes, $149 per night for Class B, and $179 per night for Class C. Towable RVs start at $70 per night for a fifth wheel, $60 per night for a travel trailer, and popup trailers start at $65 per night.
Boise is the capital of Idaho and is just a short drive south of Cascade. While in Boise, you can visit the Old Idaho Penitentiary or the Boise State Capital building. Families will enjoy a visit to the Discovery Center of Idaho.
Salt Lake City, Utah is just a short day's drive away. From there, you can visit the Great Salt Lake, the Bonneville Salt Flats, or tour the Mormon Tabernacle, which was built by early Mormon pioneers and took 13 years to complete. Plan to spend several days or weeks exploring all this city and the surrounding area has to offer.
Lewiston, Idaho, and Clarkston, Washington, are twin cities that are named for the legendary explorers who first charted much of this region, Merriweather Lewis and William Clark. This is a great place to learn about the adventures of the two explorers who quite literally put this region on the map.
Cascade, Idaho is located on the southeast shore of what is now called Lake Cascade. However, the lake is actually a reservoir that was formed by the completion of the Cascade Dam on the north side of the city. Construction of the dam began in 1942 but was halted during World War II and then finally completed in 1948. When the Tamarack Resort was built across the reservoir to the northwest in 2004, the name of Cascade Reservoir was officially changed to Cascade Lake in order to avoid the negative marketing connotations frequently associated with reservoirs. Until May 2001, Cascade was also the home of a sizable sawmill operated by the Boise Cascade Corporation.
In 1977, in the early hours of Sunday, November 27, a minor earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale and lasting more than a full minute was felt all across the region but centered near Cascade. Some foundational damage occurred, but the area was largely left intact.
Visitors traveling south to Boise or north to Cascade from Boise can travel via State Highway 55, which is a designated national scenic byway known as the Payette River Scenic Byway. Starting in Eagle in Ada County, it heads north to Horseshoe Bend in Boise County before climbing alongside the whitewater rapids of the Payette River to Cascade. It then continues north to McCall before turning west at Payette Lake and continuing on to New Meadows in Adams County where it ends at the junction with U.S. 95.
Donnely, Idaho - The closest town to Cascade, located 16 miles north, Donnely is a quaint little town with several restaurants and small shops for you to enjoy.
McCall, Idaho - The next closest town north of Cascade and located on the banks of Payette Lake, McCall has a small regional airport if you want to fly into the area and avoid the traffic from Boise.
Covering more than 3,500 miles across three states, Yellowstone National Park is not only America's first national park; it's widely considered to be the first in the world. No trip to this area is complete without seeing this national treasure, including its most famous attraction: Old Faithful. You also won't want to miss the otherworldly hot springs or the wildlife that Yellowstone is famous for, like bears and bison.
Most visitors to Cascade will likely be here for a trip to Lake Cascade State Park, which is a 500-acre park located on the southern shore of Lake Cascade that boasts scenic views of the sparkling blue waters, tall ponderosa pines of Boise National Forest, and rugged terrain of the Idaho mountains.
Just north of Cascade, you'll find Ponderosa State Park spread across 1,500 acres of densely forested peninsula that juts out into the cold waters of Payette Lake. Just across the border in Oregon is Wallowa Lake State Park, which is surrounded by mountains on three sides. At this popular fishing and boating area, you can hang out in the unsupervised swim area or play games on the large, grassy open fields.
Check out the City of Rocks located in Almo, Idaho, where early pioneers who traveled the California Trail describe the rocks as "a city of tall spires," "steeple rocks," and "the silent city." Today, this backcountry byway attracts rock climbers, campers, hikers, and mountain bikers.
If you head east from Boise, you can visit the Craters Of The Moon National Monument where a vast ocean of lava flows have created a unique terrain and visitors can explore the weird and scenic landscape created by centuries of volcanic activity.
History lovers can visit the Minidoka National Historic Site. During World War II, more than 120,000 individuals of Japanese ancestry were forced to leave their homes, jobs, and lives behind and imprisoned in one of 10 internment camps spread across the country. Minidoka National Historic Site details the history of this event and explores both the lives of those interned there and the aftermath of the event.
If you're traveling around the state, you can check out a collection of some of the top campgrounds in Idaho. If you want to stay a bit closer to a big city, be sure to learn about the top campgrounds and RV parks in Boise.
If you want to stay in Cascade or the surrounding area, however, you can try either the Water's Edge RV Resort on the south end of the lake or the Arrowhead Park. You can also head up to McCall where you can stay at the Black Bear RV Park or the McCall RV Resort.
One of the best parts of traveling in an RV is the convenience of not having to stop for bathroom trips, but that also means that you'll want to take advantage of dump stations along the way. If you're staying in Cascade, you can find one at the Arrowhead RV resort or in McCall at Ponderosa State Park. If you head south, you can find dump stations in Horseshoe Bend at the Valley View Chevron or in Emmett at the Montour WMA campground.
While you won't find many RV storage options in Cascade, you can check out a few RV storage options in nearby cities. In McCall, 24/7 Storage offers 24-foot by 30-foot units, 24-foot by 36-foot units, and 24-foot by 40-foot units that are perfect for RV storage. Another great option in McCall is Stor-It Self Storage. If you want to store your RV someplace close to an airport and a big city, there are numerous options available in Boise.
Motorhomes are divided into Class A, B, and C vehicles. On average expect to pay $185 per night for Class A, $149 per night for Class B and $179 per night for Class C. Towable RVs include 5th Wheel, Travel Trailers, Popups, and Toy Hauler. On average, in Cascade, ID, the 5th Wheel trailer starts at $70 per night. Pricing for the Travel Trailer begins at $60 per night, and the Popup Trailer starts at $65 per night.Do you need to be a certain age to rent an RV in Cascade?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in Cascade from RVshare.Does RVshare have emergency roadside assistance?
Yes. Every RV rental booked through RVshare receives 24/7 emergency roadside assistance.Does RVshare offer one way RV rentals in Cascade?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.