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RAINBOW POINT, ID

part ofBoise National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: RAINBOW POINT (ID)
Status: Closed through Thu May 21 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Rainbow Point Campground is located next to scenic Lake Cascade in west central Idaho. It is near the town of Donnelly, at an elevation of 4,850 feet. Boating, fishing, swimming and hiking are popular activities in this scenic region.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated on the west shore of the lake, among a mixed-growth conifer forest that towers over the campground. Summer wildflowers are abundant.

A wide variety of wildlife makes its home around the lake. Waterfowl and songbirds can also be seen in the area, as well as pelicans and bald eagles.

Recreation:

Lake Cascade offers excellent opportunities for boating, water skiing, canoeing, windsurfing and sailing. Anglers enjoy casting for rainbow trout, coho salmon, smallmouth bass and perch. A boat ramp is located within the campground. Many hiking and biking trails are in the area as well.

Facilities:

This small campground offers single-family campsites. Each is equipped with a picnic table, campfire ring and grill. Some sites have lake views and shoreline access.

Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided, but electricity is not available at the campground. Roads and parking spurs within the facility are gravel.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Host
  • Kayaking
  • Lake Access
  • Recycling
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tables
  • Tent Pads
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Windsurfing
Know Before You Go
  • Idaho OHV Safety Message
  • Bears frequent the area; please keep a clean camp and be bear aware
  • Some first-come, first-served sites may also be available
  • Click here for more information on the Boise National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help prevent the spread of tree-killing pests in our national forests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.70417, -116.13194
44°42'15"N, 116°7'55"W

From Boise, Idaho, travel north on Highway 55 for 95 miles to Donnelly. Turn west on West Roseberry Road and go 1.5 miles to Norwood Road. Turn south and continue a mile to Tamarack Falls Road. Turn west and go just over a mile to West Mountain Road. Turn south and go a mile to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

RAINBOW POINT
PO BOX 696
CASCADE  ID  83611

Phone Number:

Information:  (208)382-7400
- Cascade Ranger Station

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