Ponderosa State Park

Ponderosa State Park


Location:Southwestern Idaho, 2 miles northeast of McCall city center.
Facilities:117 primitive and developed campsites (some with electricity), rental cabins and yurts, group picnic shelters, trails, restrooms, showers, boat ramps, volleyball area, horseshoe pits, interpretive center.
Activities:Camping, swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, guided walks, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park covers most of a peninsula that juts into Payette Lake near McCall, and a scenic overlook offers a spectacular view of the lake. The park's namesake Ponderosa pines--some 500 years old and 150 feet high--are the most noticeable species of tree here, but Douglas fir, grand fir, lodgepole pine, and western larch also grow in the park. The park has more than 14 miles of groomed Nordic ski trails and has been selected as the venue for the 2008 Masters World Cup, a prestigious Nordic skiing event.
Address:Box 89
McCall, ID 83638

Phone:208-634-2164
Fax:208-634-5370
Web: www.idahoparks.org/parks/ponderosa.aspx
Size: 1,515 acres. Elevation: 5,050 feet.

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It's one of a handful of restaurants in McCall's tiny downtown, a cluster of shops and hotels right on the lake and less than 2 miles from spectacular Ponderosa State Park.
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