Amanita 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.
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 at the neighboring Rainbow Point Campground. Many hiking and ATV trails are in the area as well.
This small campground contains single-family campsites, with picnic tables, campfire rings and grills. Some sites have lake views and shoreline access.
Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided, but there is no electricity at the campground. Roads and parking spurs within the facility are gravel. A campground host can be located at Rainbow Point Campground.
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 in the area.
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.
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This small lakeside campground captured our hearts. Who could resist it, with wide open lakefront views like these? A easy launch for kayaks by day, and a sunset view from the campfire by night. It was 4th of July weekend, so we did make a reservation, but there are a couple sites that are first come first serve. No hookups so it tended to be a quiet campground for smaller rigs and tent campers. The only noise?…….. Cows! You could hear them in the early morning from the farm all the way across the lake, a country alarm clock. One of the things I really liked about this site, and a rare find in lakeside camping- No Bugs! A couple negatives, nice sized sites that are spread out but a little open so not a ton of privacy. And, the beach was a little lacking in that it was a drop off at most of the campsite edges, so finding a spot to get into the water was not as easy as in others. Cellular signal here was suprisingly good for Verizon. The town of Donnelly, was a 10 min drive away and had a small grocery store for ice and other supplies.
It was my first time camping here. I needed a place for a Girl Scout troop. The campsites were large and there was access to the lake. The only space left for us was the one right in the front near the entrance but it was great! There was potable water and the outhouses were kept clean and the camp host was friendly and helpful. Bring your boats! There were a few campers who launch their boats down the road and then come tie them up at the beach. There are several small camping grounds next to each other and the camp host managed all of them. He would drive through in his pickup and check on everything a couple times each day. Because of the proximity to water and the road you will need to haul in your own firewood. If you have a 4x4 there are a couple of forest roads on the other side that you can drive up to gather wood. Just make sure you are not on private property but most is clearly marked. Later in the year huckleberries will be everywhere. Because of this there is a bear warning for the campgrounds. I know some who go up there every year and there has not been a bear sighting in a few years. However food still needs to be locked up in the car and garbage disposed of each night. The camp ground even has a separate collection for recyclables. I will be coming back!