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“Map can be confusing...but...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ponderosa State Park

Ponderosa State Park
1920 N Davis Ave, P.O. Box 89, McCall, ID 83638
208-634-2164
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in McCall
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Camping
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Owner description: 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Map can be confusing...but...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Well, once we got into the park, we wanted to find a trailhead and take a small nature-hike (none of the trails are particularly long). I didn't think the trails were labeled very well, but we finally found a trailhead and started walking. We didn't realize until the end of the trail that we were going the opposite way than we thought. Oh well.

Overall the nature was only so-so. Didn't see anything particularly inspiring.

Visited July 2012
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Santa Barbara, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Super place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Roomy campsites, privacy, trees, lots of areas to explore!
Bike trails, hiking trails, wildlife, sandy beach

Visited August 2012
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Eagle
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94 reviews 94 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“One of our favorites”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

This state park is absolutely wonderful with accommodations to suit any taste, from closed in side by side campers, to yurts to more roomy group sites. One of the best beaches on the lake and right next to town.

Visited August 2012
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Richland, Washington
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25 attraction reviews
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189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
“Nice grills if you want to cook out!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

I loved the community bldg area of the park. Very nice grassy area and then there are some nice large gas grills (two) with picnic tables under cover to grill your own food and then have a nice view of the lake at the same time!

Visited August 2012
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Boise, Idaho
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6 attraction reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Nice Place, But No Private Tent Camping”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Really set up for the older RV crowd, as not much private, wooded tent spots I could see. I wish the state woud wake up to this and plant more trees for a depp buffer between sites, but it's everywhere. I would never camp there because of this, BUT it has great lake acess, amazing views and quiet. Bring a camera!

Visited August 2012
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