French Creek Campground, Idaho

Top photo: Nearby Blue Lake.

Our goal for today was to escape from the smoke that was being created by the Pioneer Fire. Sadly, we had to keep moving through some absolutely beautiful areas & nice campgrounds.

French Creek - Forest Service Campground — Boise National Forest, near Cascade, ID: Site #15 (21 RV sites total) - This site has: water nearby. Campground Notes: vault toilets • dump not station available • lake access • tails from campground • trails nearby • 4,850’ elevation. August 1st - 4th. Miles traveled: 184 (tap on mileage to see route).

Overall Experience: neutral

• Quiet (during the week — weekends ?).
• Shaded sites.
• Some sites have nice lake views.
• Dusty.
• No dump station nearby.

Local Flavor – Area Businesses We Enjoyed & Recommend
McCall Brewing Company, McCall, ID An enjoyable rooftop patio is a perfect place to enjoy a couple of craft beers.

Located in the beautiful Boise National Forest in west-central Idaho, the French Creek Campground is the perfect destination for nature lovers. Here's why this campground should be at the top of your list for your next outdoor adventure:

1. Scenic Beauty
Situated at an elevation of 4,850 feet, the French Creek Campground offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape. You'll be surrounded by towering pines and have a clear view of the nearby Lake Cascade, creating a picturesque backdrop for your camping trip.

2. Convenient Location
Just a short drive away from the charming town of Cascade, this campground combines the tranquility of nature with easy access to modern amenities. Whether you need to stock up on supplies or want to explore local attractions, everything you need is within reach.

3. Variety of Camping Options
With 36 individual campsites available, French Creek Campground can accommodate both tent campers and RV enthusiasts. The sites offer a mix of shaded and open areas, allowing you to choose the perfect spot based on your preferences.

4. Endless Recreation Opportunities
From water activities to hiking trails, there's no shortage of things to do at and around French Creek Campground:

  • Lake Cascade: As one of Idaho's premier recreational lakes, Lake Cascade is a paradise for water lovers. Spend your days boating, fishing, swimming, or paddling in its crystal-clear waters.
  • Hiking Trails: The Boise National Forest is home to numerous hiking trails that cater to all skill levels. Whether you're looking for a leisurely stroll or a challenging trek, you'll find options that suit your needs.
  • Wildlife Viewing: Keep an eye out for wildlife during your stay at French Creek Campground. The forest is teeming with diverse animal species, and you might just spot deer, elk, or even bald eagles.
  • Exploration: Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature by exploring the vast wilderness surrounding the campground. Lose yourself in the peacefulness of the forest and let your curiosity guide you.

5. Nearby Attractions
If you're craving a change of scenery or want to learn more about the area, the town of Cascade has plenty to offer:

  • Local Shops: Browse through unique shops and boutiques in Cascade, where you can find one-of-a-kind souvenirs or essential camping gear.
  • Charming Restaurants: Indulge in delicious meals at local restaurants, serving up everything from hearty comfort food to gourmet dishes.
  • Cascade Ranger District Office: Pay a visit to the district office to gather information about the surrounding natural wonders. The friendly staff can provide recommendations on must-see sights or upcoming events.

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