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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...more
Great camping spot for all ages, clean bathroom & hot shower. You'll be camping next to all the other campers, not much room to spread out.weekends crowds can get rowdy & noisy till 2-3 am. Great bike paths and easy access to the lake. Don't...More
We visited the park in a group of 25 and had people ages 3 to 75 with us. Some of the adults went hiking early in the morning on an inland hike. The hike was well shaded. Lots of mosquitoes that early (7-8 in the...More
No one knew what was going on. I asked simple questions like where is a good place to bird and got the "deer in the headlights" stare from people at the information desk. Lots of people camping, but this was not for me.
We went in the middle of the summer on the weekend and I believe everyone from Boise showed up. Way, way, way too busy. I imagine this place is very charming and wonderful during the middle of the week or in the offseason.
I’ve camped many places, but nothing compares to the natural beauty of Payette Lake and Ponderosa State Park. The camp sites fill up super fast. They let you make reservations 9 months in advance and so each year we mark the calendar so we don’t...More
We had a lovely picnic by the lake yesterday - the weather was just right and the spot we picked had a little beach and the water was a great not too cold temperature. I got in a lot of swimming and floating in an...More
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.