Ponderosa State Park

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Ponderosa State Park

Idaho

(208) 634-2164

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Things To Do

Overview

Ponderosa State Park covers most of a 1,000-acre peninsula that juts into beautiful Payette Lake near McCall. The scenic overlook at Osprey Point offers a spectacular view of the lake. The park offers hiking and biking trails, guided walks with park naturalists and evening campfire programs. The North Beach Unit has a beach and picnic area. The topography ranges from arid sagebrush flats to dense forests. Wildlife that can be viewed at the park include Canada geese, osprey, bald eagles, wood ducks, mallards, songbirds, deer, moose, beaver, muskrats and even bear. Winter activities include Nordic skiing on one of two USSA-certified cross-country courses.

Home to one of Idaho's Premium Nordic Ski Grooming opportunities, Ponderosa State Park boasts 12 miles of groomed trails - 19.3 kilometers. Nordic trails range from recreational to competition to accommodate all abilities.

The park also has 3.4 miles of designated snowshoe trails through the forest that offer viewpoints of the lake. There are several ways to have a great time at Ponderosa. Check out some of the opportunities for outdoor adventure at the park.

Map of Ponderosa (ID)

Latitude, Longitude: 44.933114, -116.075706

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Activities

  • Boating

    Ramps available for use.

  • Bicycling

    The park offers hiking and biking trails, guided walks with park naturalists and evening campfire programs.

  • Camping

    Sewer , Water , Electricity , Dump Station , Max 80' Sites , Firewood , Group Camping, Showers , Flush Toilets , Vault Toilets , Group Shelters ,

  • Climbing

    There are wonderful opportunities for climbing nearby.

  • Fishing

    The area offers great fishing opportunities.

  • Hiking

    The park offers hiking and biking trails, guided walks with park naturalists and evening campfire programs.

  • Historic Sites

    The park offers guided walks with park naturalists and evening campfire programs.

  • Water Sports

    Swimming, boating and fishing.

  • Winter Sports

    Winter activities include Nordic skiing and snowshoeing on groomed trails.

Directions

Driving

From Boise travel N. on Hwy 55 approximately 107 miles to McCall. In McCall turn E. on Railroad Ave. then N. on Davis St. Follow signs to park.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(208) 634-2164

Campground reservations

(888) 922-6743

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