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“mountain town appeal” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Payette Lake

Payette Lake
McCall, ID
208 634 0700
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in McCall
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Owner description: A 5,330-acre lake near the resort town of McCall.
McCall, Idaho
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87 reviews 87 reviews
29 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“mountain town appeal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

mccall probably garners a lot of its appeal because it is settled on the payette lake. the lake is always full of fun it seems! paddleboarders, ski boats, fishing boats, canoes, volleyball, all of it! everyone seems to get along quite well which is refreshing.

Visited July 2013
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Kalispell, Montana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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“winter”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

There isn't much to say about the lake in the winter but it did make for a nice backdrop for picture taking

Visited December 2013
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Eureka, California
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31 attraction reviews
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153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
“Great lake from boating and picnicking, to kayaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

This is a great lake on which to boat or jet ski. At the north end of the lake is a nice park with lots of people picnicking and swimming. My favorite thing is the estuarine waterways at the north end where you can canoe or kayak for miles in pristine flat water with lot of wildlife.

Visited August 2013
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Murrieta, California
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“Breathtaking place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We take an annual summer vacation to Idaho and most often visit Riggins and stay for a few days to do some river rafting. When not rafting we make the drive up to McCall, which sits beside Payette Lake. Driving into town you're amazed by the blue, clear water of the lake. You can park your car and walk to the beach area that has been designed so you can enjoy just looking at the water or if you brought your swimsuit, there's a swim area too. There's also docks where boats can be launched and tied to, as well as water sport rentals available. The town of McCall near the Lake offers quaint shops, several good restaurants, and clean public restrooms. It's a great place to visit for a day trip or if you have time, to stay for a few days. The town folks are friendly and there is much for a whole family to enjoy while there.

Visited July 2013
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“Beautiful lake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Payette Lake is at the foot of a charming little town called McCall. There is no shortage of things to do at and around the lake. Beautiful and relaxing. The residents of McCall are the friendliest in Idaho!

Visited July 2013
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