Donnelly is a focal point for both summer and winter recreation activities. Being located next to 21 mile long Lake Cascade and situated in the Long Valley between East and West Mountains, you can enjoy great fishing for Rainbow Trout, Coho Salmon and Perch. Some of the best deer and elk hunting in the state of Idaho can be found in this area.
In the summer, Donnelly’s average temperature is 75 degrees, allowing for perfect BBQ weather and perfect days for water-skiing, fishing or huckleberry picking.
In August, the annual Huckleberry Festival is a fun event to attend. Uncrowded sailing awaits you on Lake Cascade, which lays at the base of West Mountain.
In the winter, snowmobilers cross the lake after it freezes over to reach West Mountain to access 1,000+ miles of groomed trails and to climb to the top. They go to natural hot springs or sit and enjoy the panoramic views north to McCall, west to the Wallowas or back down the Payette River and Lake Cascade.