No-Cost Favorites

No-Cost Favorites

Cascades offers a variety of fee-free activities to entertain all ages of guests during their time with us.  These activities include but are not limited to boating, fishing, hiking, biking, Frisbee golf, basketball, volleyball, tennis, scenic viewpoints, horseshoes, playground toys including swings, field games, swimming (seasonal), and more!
Pre-Reservation Required:
No (first come, first serve)

Boating, Fishing

Cascades offers canoes and row boats for guests to enjoy a leisurely float on Elbow Lake.  Some guests even bring their fishing gear to try to catch the big one!

Hiking, Biking, Scenic Viewpoints

With over 1,000 acres to explore, Cascades is filled with hiking and biking trails – many of which lead to beautiful scenic viewpoints.  Enjoy a short hike around the Red-Wing Marsh, take a long trip up to Fossil Rock, or explore the grounds on your bike and see the numerous picturesque views of Mt. Rainier all around Cascades.

Frisbee Golf, Horse Shoes

Some of the more relaxing activities that Cascades has to offer are our Frisbee Golf Course and Horseshoe Pit.  Grab some of your friends, one of our frisbees and a map and see the grounds as you follow along the Frisbee Golf Course at your own pace.  Or head on over to the horseshoe pit and see if you’ll get a ringer!

Sport Court: Basketball, Tennis

The sport court offers a perfect place to play a number of different games.  Like basketball?  Come play a game of full-court, half-court, 3-on-3, or pig!  Our side by side tennis courts allow for the whole family or group of friends to play tennis together.  Other great uses of the sport court include four-square and dodge ball.


Head over to the sand volleyball pit and challenge your buddies to a friendly game of volleyball.  Whether it is a full on game or just 2-on-2, your sure to have a good time!

Big Playground Toys, Swings

Everyone loves a place to swing and play on the big toys!  Let the children in your group use their imaginations as they play games like lava monster and more.  With a tire-swing, two slides, monkey bars, a big toy car, and two swing sets, the younger crowd will love this special place to play.

Field Games

Cascades has several large grassy fields to play field games.  Whether it is baseball, kickball, or capture the flag – if you need a wide open space to play, we’ll definitely have something to fit your needs!


During the hot summer months, go for a swim in Elbow Lake.  The waterfront is the perfect place to cool off!