Stay at the lodge. Go on an Adventure!

Cougar Mountain Lodge is only an hour and a half from the Treasure Valley! We are the perfect destination for your next getaway!

Spring & Summer Adventures


Morel Mushroom Hunting

About Morels

If you are a first time forager, check out this article by Idahoan & Expert Forager Krista Millworth. She details out how to find morels, what false morels look like, safety tips on foraging in the wilderness, and more!


Shed Hunting

Shed Hunting

Shed hunting is accessible for all types of folks, hunters and nonhunters, youngsters, etc. You can bring your friends, your family and enjoy a day outdoors and maybe come home with a natural prize. Idaho Fish & Game has some tips on Shed Hunting.




Cougar Mountain Lodge is the gateway destination to many of the best natural fisheries in Idaho. Check out the links below to get fishing stocking forecasts and locations to fish in Valley County near Smith's Ferry and Cascade.

Southwest Region Fish Stocking Forecasts

Fishing Waters Near Smith's Ferry & Cascade


White Water Rafting & Kayaking

White Water Rafting & Kayaking

Cougar Mountain Lodge sits along one the most beautiful stretches of river Idaho has to offer! River rafting trips are designed for you to cool off and enjoy some fun in the sun. Both Tamarack and Cascade Raft Co. offer safe and fun trips with expert guides.

Tamarack White Water Rafting

Cascade Raft Company