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Ponderosa State Park, McCall

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Ponderosa State Park is a state park in Valley County, Idaho, United States. The park preserves a peninsula in Payette Lake north of McCall. The park has hiking and biking trails, guided walks, evening programs, beach, picnic area, and opportunities for skiing, snowshoeing, and wildlife watching.
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  • 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 w...  more »
  • 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 th...  more »
  • 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....  more »
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  • Love the trails for skate / Nordic skiing. Super user friendly, easy parking, beautiful trails and low $$ fees. Love it here!! Couples Nordic season pass is only $50. Now, that's a steal.
  • 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 or ride a bike or something way back out to the entrance, which is a little inconvenient. There are very tame deer all over, they were driving our dog nuts! The park offers miles of trails for hiking or biking and waterfront too. I really wish we could have stayed longer. On our list for a future visit for sure!
  • Great outdoor place. they offer a lot. Fun activities for kids good snowshoeing trails with light paths at night.
  • Great walking/hiking trails in the summer and snow shoe trails in the winter. Free access with our State Park Pass! No matter the time of year, we love to visit Ponderosa State Park.
  • Bathrooms were pretty clean and each camping site feels fairly secluded even though you are surrounded by people. Swimming at the beach near the information center was better than the beach near the camps. The drive up the peninsula was nice, as was riding the trails. Feels fairly expensive, but was well maintained.

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