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Girls week

Beautiful location. Went on a girls week, couldn’t ask for a better location. Mountains, Payette... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Beautiful lake, quaint locale

We visit often and live the lake and town (McCall). Absolutely worth the visit and enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2018
Boise, Idaho
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A 5,330-acre lake near the resort town of McCall.
McCall, ID
+1 208-634-0700
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All reviews jet ski paddle boarding clear water water skiing shore lodge the north end ponderosa state park water sports beautiful spot beach area few days rented a pontoon boat small town year round sandy beaches whole family lake
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is too bad a beautiful lake like this is surrounded by so many homes. Because of this one does not feel like one is away from civilization and up in the mountains...it is truly a "resort" lake for weekenders and summer vacationers. One can...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful location. Went on a girls week, couldn’t ask for a better location. Mountains, Payette Lake, wonderful food. Would definitely go back.

Thank Alansearle
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We visit often and live the lake and town (McCall). Absolutely worth the visit and enjoy the fishing, boating, canoeing, sunning, playing on beach and in the water. Great location for hiking.

1  Thank T B
Reviewed 2 September 2018

My family and I spent 8 days in McCall. Three 8-hour days were spent on the lake and the beach at the north end of the lake. I was amazed at how clean and weed free it was! It is big enough to accommodate a...More

Thank Carol Ann S
Reviewed 1 September 2018

We really enjoyed this lake, Shore Lodge and the town of McCall. Very relaxing and friendly people all around and of course we couldn't have asked for better weather to enoy the beauty that surrounded us.

Thank SandyH1114
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We drove around lake and then pulled off to have a picnic. People were boating and swimming. Very peaceful and clean. Perfect afternoon drive!

Thank Salmondeschutes
Reviewed 22 August 2018

We came back to this beautiful site after moving away from Idaho over 30 years ago. We enjoyed kayaking on the lake on a beautiful day and a dinner overlooking the lake.

Thank Steve N
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Great place to get away for couple of nights, beatiful night sky and quiet camping spot. Beautiful calm lake, great for kayaking and paddle boarding.

Thank Soul_Traveler808
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We had a week long family reunion, about 25 people, at a resort near the lake. We rented kayaks, canoes and paddle boards one day, everyone had a great time. The rental area was a no wake zone and most of that area was off...More

Thank preslor
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Payette lake is a must see lake... it is gorgeous, blue water green mountains 😍😍. We went there with our friends , had plans to camp on ponderosa state park but was full so we went over to cascade.. Lake payette is really beautiful.. There...More

Thank srijana p
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Stephanie C
30 August 2018|
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Response from jjdpa55 | Reviewed this property |
Yes in some spots you can. You can also rent a boat too. Good luck & have fun!
18 December 2017|
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Response from StuartGustafson | Reviewed this property |
There isn't enough snow in the area right now for most of those activities. You could go hiking, realizing that the temperature is below freezing; there will be some snow and ice on the ground, and there's always a chance of... More
6 November 2017|
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Response from Chris K | Reviewed this property |
Not too far, less than 3 miles. Weather in June could vary from cool 50 to 80. I am unaware of lakeside camping but 2 Recreation vehicle campgrounds in town. Also Ponderosa State Park has reserved camping and it is very... More