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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
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We went cross country skiing on one of their easy trails and it was wonderful! The trail definitely was easy and about half way though it you get gorgeous views of the lake covered in snow with mountains in the background. I can't wait to...More
This is a beautiful park! We Nordic skied today, they did a great job of grooming the trails! We did a couple of laps with the dogs, it's nice that they have a short ( 1 mile) dog loop. Then hut another loop.
You don’t need to camp here to enjoy the amenities. Small fee gets you into Ponderosa state park. Go past camp sites and there is a small beach area with picnic tables, restroom, etc... it’s very quiet on weekdays or late Sunday afternoon. Great for...More
Visited the park this week, and really enjoyed walking the snowy trails that the park provides for both cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Plenty of space for parking, the visitor's center is open for advice, too.
This is not a park situated in or near the wilderness...it is a hop, skip, and a jump away from McCall, Idaho. Standing on the shore of the lake, one can see summer homes surrounding the park on the opposite shore.Thus, it does not feel...More
Beautiful combination of old growth trees and Payette Lake views and shoreline. But if hiking, do not trust the map they hand you on entry, it's not just a little off, it is flat out wrong in both scale and trail locations.
We mountain biked the huckleberry bay trail along the east side of the park ... single track was a work out. Ended at the point which give you a beautiful panoramic view of the lake. Definitely worth seeing.
Went to the top of the mountain which overlooks Payette Lake. Just an incredible view and met some locals, who were so nice and gave us a little more history on the area as well as places to explore and see.