At the north end of Cascade, we will take
Highway 22 a little over 20 miles northeast to Warm Lake and visit campgrounds that surround
the crystal clear waters of Warm Lake. Just about a mile from Warm Lake we make a
right turn off of Highway 22 and arrive at the South Fork Salmon River Campground.
Within walking distance from North Shore Lodge, our next stop is Picnic Point Campground,
an 8-site campground on a bluff overlooking the lake.
This campground offers tent-only campsites and is accessed via a 50-200 foot hike from
the parking area. Large ponderosa pines provide shade and there
is no shortage of fishing, hiking and boating fun.
Being from the Treasure Valley, it’s really close and you still feel like you are quite
a ways away from home. You can get away from it and it just kind
of gives you a great attitude change, so it’s all about making memories.
Staircases lead down to the water at three different locations in the campground.
The Billy Rice Swimming Beach is within walking distance and is a great place for a swim and
picnic. Campsites all have tables, fire rings, grills,
available drinking water and vaulted toilets. The campground is available with a reservation
through www.recreation.gov. Or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
Further information is also available by calling the Forest Service at area code 208-373-4007.