Cascade is the gateway to the Frank Church Wilderness area. Backcountry ranches are accessible from the Cascade Airport with approximately 4,700 feet of paved and lighted runway. Cascade offers year-round outdoor sports and recreation for everyone. Lake Cascade, one of the top fisheries in Idaho, is well known for its excellent fishing all year-round.
Cascade offers hunters some of the best sport hunting in Idaho. An elk or whitetail deer hunt gives the hunter the opportunity to harvest a nice animal and to experience real nature and wilderness. White water enthusiasts will find that the Cascade area offers exciting rafting on the Payette River in all categories. Cross-country skiing is a popular winter time activity. Downhill skiing at Brundage Mountain near McCall is only 35 miles away. For winter sports enthusiasts, the Cascade area offers 800 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, as well as 27 km of Nordic ski trails.