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Ponderosa State Park

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Address: 1920 N Davis Ave, McCall, ID 83638
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+1 208-634-2164
09:00 - 18:00
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Located just 1.5 miles from downtown McCall, Ponderosa State Park is a year...

Located just 1.5 miles from downtown McCall, Ponderosa State Park is a year round destination park. Covering a thousand-acre peninsula that juts into Payette Lake, this picturesque state park offers guided walks with naturalists, campfire programs and camping facilities. During winter months the park has groomed Nordic Ski trails and snowshoe trals.

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Great State Park

Wonderful park right next to the city of McCall. Great hiking trails, campgrounds and a very nice visitor center.

Reviewed 1 week ago
McCall, Idaho
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McCall, Idaho
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38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful park right next to the city of McCall. Great hiking trails, campgrounds and a very nice visitor center.

Thank JLSnaffle
Nampa, United States
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have used this park for family reunions. It is excellent! Well maintained. Lots to do. Great bathrooms. Beautiful walking paths. We are going again this summer!

Thank April S
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106 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

There are many wonderful views in the park. Since we were visiting in the fall the Larch were all yellow. It is an amazing sight to see a yellow conifer shaped tree, they are beautiful.

Thank Jean R
Olympia, Washington
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206 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We visited and unfortunately only had a little time to explore, mostly just used the park for a campsite to spend one night. The campsites are basic with hookups if you choose those loops, paved, nice and flat. They are average in privacy. The park itself is very spread apart and to pay for your campsite you need to drive... More 

Thank PuraVidaDawn
McCall, Idaho
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 December 2016

OMG. I love this place. it has some much to offer. Varied terrain, west side of lake, east side of lake, the point for views of the lake, running terrain, easy terrain, many connected trails to choose from to put together a different experience each time you visit. Because it is a pennisula, it is unique. Along the walks you... More 

Thank 85tropicgirl
Austin, Texas, United States
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54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

The park and entire area is beautiful. The mountains, the trees, the lake. Loved exploring, taking in the beautiful views and the fresh air. First time to that part of Idaho. It was great. And the town of McCall is wonderful.

Thank Darryl D
Underwood, Washington
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31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

we take our dogs here to play in the water and on the beach. we can let them run without being on a leash. It is so quite during the off season which I enjoy.

Thank Leilani D
Boise, Idaho
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Spectacular lake and woods, with exc ellent access throughout. The little cabins on the lake look terrific, but might be a challenging to get to in the winter.

Thank Dennis M
Saint Louis, Missouri
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89 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Great State Park and plenty of great views of Payette Lake! Definitely hike up to the top of the overlook! You won't regret it!

Thank Justbreathe2000
Spokane, Washington
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We came into the campground at the end of a long, tiring day. There was not any staff around to help us. We had to drive around quite a while to figure out where the campsites were. Several loops were closed for the season. The restrooms were nice, but very cold. Ponderosa State Park is absolutely lovely, but could be... More 

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