Big Sage Campground is a loop in Lake Cascade State Park. It is new for 2011 and is set on the shore of Lake Cascade on a sage brush covered slope. The road and driveways are paved as is a walking path along the lake. It has a sandy beach with a patch of willows. There are no mature trees so there is no shade. Big Sage offers a wonderful view of Lake Cascade and the mountains to the west. Boat access is available at various points around the lake and a shower can be had for $3.00 at Ridgeview Campground.
Campsites: There are 16 campsites available, 4 are pull-through sites, 2 are doubles and there is 1 handicap. Check out the map for details.
Host on Site: Yes.
Water: Pressurized water system.
Garbage Services: Yes.
Electricity Available: 50 amp service is available at sites 224, 226 and 228.
Restroom: There is a vault style outhouse which is new, clean and well stocked.
Handicap Accessible: Yes, campsite 224 is designated ADA and has a 50 amp electrical service.
Firewood: Firewood is available near the campground host for $6.00 per bundle.
Pets: Pets are allowed but must be kept on a 6 foot leash.
Picnic Area: There is a group shelter which may be reserved for your party.
Recreation: Lake Cascade offers both fishing and boating, even sail boating. There are no boating facilities at Big Sage Campground. There are boat ramps to the north at Van Wyck Campground and to the south at Blue Heron Campground.
Boating: No boating facilities here however people do commonly beach thier boat at the campground.
Swimming: Yes, there is a nice beach at Big Sage Campground but no lifeguard.
Wildlife: I didn't see any large wildlife but there were deer tracks on the beach. One could expect to see a deer, fox, ducks, geese and other birds.
Additional Camping Opportunities: We have reviewed these nearby campgrounds; Amanita Campground, Blue Heron Campground, Buttercup Campground, Crown Point Campground, Curlew Campground, French Creek Campground, Huckleberry Campground, Poison Creek Campground, Rainbow Point Campground, Ridgeview Campground, Sage Bluff Campground, Sugarloaf Campground, Van Wyck Campground and West Mountain Campground.
Fee Schedule: Doubles (Campanion) sites are $31.80 per night and are numbers 220 and 221. Single sites are $19.08 per night and your extra vehicle will cost you $8.48 per night. Day-use fee is $5.00 per day. You can expect the campsites with electricity to cost $21.20 per night.
Campground Reservations: You may reserve your campsite through reserveamerica.com. Big Sage is a loop in Lake Cascade State Park.
Phone service: I had cell phone recieption on my ATT phone but there is no pay phone it the campground.
Nearby Services: Supplies such as gas, propane, pop, food, candy and more can be found in the store in Cascade.
RV Dumping Site: None here, you can use the RV dumping station at Van Wyck Campground.
Location/Driving instructions: From Cascade, ID take Old State Hwy 0.5 miles to Lakeshore Drive where you will turn left. Big Sage Campground is a little over 1 mile south on Lakeshore Drive.
Elevation: 4866 Feet
Reviewed: May 2011
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.
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