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Payette Lake

McCall, ID
+1 208-634-0700
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Summer Time ake Tour

Beautiful lake with wonderful expensive shore line homes and places to stay. Great little beaches... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Wanda M
Ojai, California, United States
North Shore Beach

Wife and I went boating up on Payette Lake yesterday. Ended up st the North Shore Beach. Watched... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
McCall, Idaho
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A 5,330-acre lake near the resort town of McCall.
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“jet ski” (7 reviews)
“north beach” (7 reviews)
McCall, ID
+1 208-634-0700
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful lake with wonderful expensive shore line homes and places to stay. Great little beaches all over.

Thank Wanda M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wife and I went boating up on Payette Lake yesterday. Ended up st the North Shore Beach. Watched the kayakers, enjoyed the sand, sun, shade and the view.

1  Thank johnwP9095WU
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We moved from CDA to McCall on our swing south. My first impression? Idaho's answer to Big Fork...but not as congested on our visit. We enjoyed a drive around the lake and our stay in PSP. Also, a very dog-friendly area...the puppies had a few...More

Thank Krista W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful spot and there's a lively drive around the lake. Also the town of McCall is typical cute ski town with some nice shops and restaurants.

Thank HikerLady02
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Surrounded by snow capped mountains and part of Ponderosa State park. Beautiful area to see and enjoy!

Thank DebbieM62
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

What an incredible beautiful lake!!! Due to the weather we we're not able to drive all the way around but we went as far as we could in each direction. We're looking forward to coming back next year when it's a little warmer and later...More

Thank tonicesena
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Payette Lake is a wonderful destination place. It is an amazing area whether you are boating, hiking, fishing, biking or just out for a scenic drive. The lake is beautiful and the surrounding area is amazing. The town of McCall is at the south end...More

1  Thank linda s
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

It doesn't get any prettier than this. The lake mountains all of the scenery is stunning. The locals are very nice. A must see vacation

Thank ahalavis
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The lake is very lovely from all angles. We would have loved to paddleboard but it was too cold for us. That did not stop other folks from heading out on the water though. We are looking forward to returning in the summer.

Thank Jean R
Reviewed 4 February 2017

What fun to watch ice sculptures created by carvers at Depot Park in McCall, wander around this charming, friendly city to see prize winning carved ice creations, take the ski chair lift to the panoramic view of Central Mountains and to climb aboard the first...More

Thank Ginnie H
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can you rent bikes, paddle boards or kayaks? If so, what is the best location?
28 June 2016|
Response from Chad S | Reviewed this property |
Not sure on the best location, but there were tons of businesses to choose from. So yes, you can rent all of those things and more.
Can you rent a boat
7 May 2016|
Response from Chad S | Reviewed this property |
Where in the world is the Payette Lake pubic beach? How to get there from the main road?
17 April 2016|
Response from nogrey | Reviewed this property |
There are several access areas. I'd just ask one of the locals, but the campgrounds offers a beach, and there is a walkway from some of the shops in the downtown area. You can drive nearly all the way around the lake and... More