Summer Activities

Tamarack Resort is a four-season mountain resort that offers mountain biking, zip-line adventures, whitewater rafting, hiking trails and a private waterfront cabana.  Tamarack is located on the west shore of Cascade Reservoir, southwest of Donnelly in Valley County, about 90 miles (145 km) north of Boise.


Special Resort Events

Event Calendar



Mountain Biking – Tamarack Bike Park

One of Idaho’s best downhill mountain bike parks, the Tamarack Bike Park gives riders with everything from smooth flow trails to jumps and expert terrain across our 1,700 vertical feet of lift-serviced trails.

Season Passes and Lift Tickets

Bike Rentals

Bike Park Information and Hours

Trail Map






Tamarack Zip Line Adventures – Idaho’s #1 Canopy Tour

The Tamarack Zipline Canopy Tour starts at 1,800′ above the valley floor and gives you a bird’s eye view of the surrounding peaks, forest, and Lake Cascade as you zip your way down the mountain.  We give you the opportunity to fly by cable, in a tour full of adrenaline and adventure through Tamarack’s rugged mountain terrain.

Information and Pricing

See More of the Experience Here




Water Fun – Tamarack Rafting – White Water Rafting on the Payette River

Your Rafting Adventure awaits! Nothing says summer fun like whitewater rafting along one of the most beautiful stretches of rivers in Idaho. Cool off and enjoy some fun in the sun on one of the incredible day trips.

Information and Pricing






Water Fun – Kelly’s Whitewater Park – Cascade, Idaho

Kelly’s Whitewater Park has been recognized by many kayaking athletes as one of the premier whitewater parks in the country.  Kelly’s is gaining in popularity with stand up paddle boarders and river surfers. In addition, tubers and canoeists of all ages can enjoy the whitewater features of the park.

Park Information



Water Fun – Lake Cascade – Tamarack Waterfront Cabana

The Waterfront Cabana is Tamarack’s activity outfitter for water sports on Lake Cascade. You can take a relaxing ride on a kayak, enjoy a trip on a stand-up paddle board, or rent a motorized pontoon boat or wake boat. From sailing to surfing, we have your Lake Activities covered.

Information and Pricing



Fishing – Lake or River 

With many lakes and rivers in our surrounding area, fishing is a popular activity for the entire family.  With native species like Trout and Perch as well as Bass and Crappie, you can be sure the memories created will last a lifetime.  Make sure to check out Tackle Tom’s in Cascade for the best places to go and the gear you need, as well as Idaho Fish and Game for license requirements and season information.

-Tackle Tom’s – (208) 382-4367

304 N Main Street, Cascade, Idaho 83611







Hiking – Tamarack Resort Trails

Access the trails from the end of Discovery Road to experience meadow and lake views.  Take off from the base area or the top of Whitewater Drive to access more advanced forested trails.  Hike along single track trails, double track trails for 4×4 roads.

Trail Map


Hiking – Boise National Forest

The Boise National Forest hosts over 1200 miles of trails through areas of steep mountains, fast rivers and dense forests.  All types of users will enjoy the trails with every season.

Cascade Ranger District Day Hiking Information

Cascade Ranger District Trail Map



Area Golf Courses

With many courses within a 30 minute drive, and one coming soon to the resort, finding the perfect place to stretch your legs and hit the links will be no problem at all.

Osprey Meadows Golf Course – Coming soon to Tamarack Resort!

Jug Mountain Ranch

McCall Golf Club

Cascade Golf Course







OHV Trail Riding – Boise National Forest – Cascade Ranger District Office

The Boise National Forest offers may miles of OHV travel trails. Many routes are located near the campgrounds.  The open trails, roads and areas are identified on the Motor Vehicle Use Maps.

More Information and Maps

McCall Ranger District Trail Maps



Cascade Recreation Center – 30 Minute Drive

Brand new facility opened in 2017 offering Swimming & Fitness Classes.

Cascade Aquatic & Recreation




Ceramics – 20 Minute Drive

Mountain Monet offers pottery painting, glass fusing, & beading.

Mountain Monet

Shopping – 15 to 30 Minute Drive

Visit local shop’s in McCall, Donnelly, & Cascade.







The Grove Spa at Tamarack Resort

The Grove Spa




Hot Springs – 30 to 40 Minute Drive

Gold Fork Hot Springs features 6 pools formed by natural rock formations with temperatures ranging from 85-110°F.

Gold Fork Hot Springs