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Ponderosa State Park

1920 N Davis Ave, McCall, ID 83638
+1 208-634-2164
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Wonderful 4 season park

You can snowshoe, hike, or ski in the winter time. When the snow is gone it is a great place to... read more

Reviewed February 22, 2018
dd83686
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Nampa, United States
Wonderful Park

We stayed here in our RV in the fall of 2017. It was beautiful, peaceful and great walking trails... read more

Reviewed January 24, 2018
Alanna P
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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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  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“visitor center” (10 reviews)
“payette lake” (28 reviews)
“hiking trails” (8 reviews)
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1920 N Davis Ave, McCall, ID 83638
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+1 208-634-2164
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"osprey point"
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"downtown mccall"
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"grassy area"
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"mountain bikes"
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"beautiful location"
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Reviewed February 22, 2018

You can snowshoe, hike, or ski in the winter time. When the snow is gone it is a great place to camp or hike.The park is just minutes from downtown McCall but when you are there at times you would swear you are out in...More

1  Thank dd83686
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Reviewed January 24, 2018

We stayed here in our RV in the fall of 2017. It was beautiful, peaceful and great walking trails. The campsite was spacious which is what we love about the State and National Parks. Staff were great at check in.

Thank Alanna P
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Reviewed January 13, 2018

I have to say that Ponderosa State Park is the main reason I go to McCall. It is a large peninsula like park on the Payette Lake in downtown McCall idaho. Activities include: camping, hiking, biking, boating, fishing, swimming, berry picking, nordic sking, snowshoeing and...More

Thank John B
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

We spent the afternoon snowshoeing in Ponderosa state park. The trails for snowshoeing were well covered with snow since they had not had snow for awhile. Great views of the lake and a few restrooms were open. Enjoyable way to enjoy the outdoors with family.

Thank kerry1115
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Reviewed November 16, 2017

We took the drive out to the end where there is an overlook of Payette Lake. Quite a view from up there. Also, if you get a chance to go in mid June, the wild onions are blooming in mass which give the illusion of...More

Thank Gary W
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Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic time on the lake after renting a 24’ pontoon boat from Mile High Marina. The boat sailed effortlessly on the lake and when we dived into the water it was clear,clean and refreshing. We plan to make this event an annual...More

Thank lcrmn79
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Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

Camping, in trailer or cabin, is always nice at Ponderosa State Park. Gorgeous. I do wish people would keep their dogs on leash even when hiking. Our dogs are not as friendly as some, and they just about took the head off some lady’s dog...More

Thank TTmom1295
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Reviewed October 19, 2017 via mobile

We hiked with our dog, and it was beautiful. Lots of trails of varying difficulty. There also a lot of cycling trails. Right now the campgrounds are closed so entry is free. Worth the five minute drive out of town...

Thank Lynda N
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Reviewed October 18, 2017

Went up for a quick trip and enjoyed the fall colors and the quiet. This time of year it is great up there and you get to see and hear nature. Lots of trials as well as lake front areas you can walk and enjoy...More

1  Thank Russell V
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Reviewed October 4, 2017

We took a hike in Ponderosa State Park. There are views of water (Payette Lake) and also dense forests. It was lovely and very few hikers in September. Be sure to take a bear bell or make noise as you hike along!

Thank Martha P
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justusrenos
January 19, 2017|
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Response from 85tropicgirl | Reviewed this property |
The park map should have the maximum foot length on the campsites where you make reservations. My favorite are the loops in the old part, Aspen, Blackberry, Chokecherry.
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Stan R
July 26, 2016|
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Response from IowaEmptynesters | Reviewed this property |
Stan, sorry we can't give you any feedback on the campsites other than it all looked pretty in there. We were only spending the day there. Fishing was not good for us or anyone else that we could see in the area.
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Barry S
September 8, 2015|
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Response from PeacefulCabinDweller | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are open for hiking and snowshoeing year round. The visitor's center and beach will also be open. Enjoy!
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