Loved this slow drive and view of the lake. We saw several people out walking with their children. We look forward to going back some day.
If you're looking for a campsite to be very quiet where you can feel one with nature then this is not your spot. The camping spaces are fairly close together, with ample room for multiple tents. Each space has a fire pit and a picnic table. I have been here 3 times, each with a large group at multiple sites... More
This state park is literally next to McCall, you could walk there from downtown. It is the peninsula that protrudes into Payette Lake from the south and offers wooded camp sites, numerous beaches and mooring points for boats and hiking and biking trails. There are also large areas for picnicking. There is a day use fee, but if you arrive... More
We visited the Park for one morning while in McCall for 2 days on a Idaho-Oregon-Washington family journey that included a Salmon River rafting trip. We were surprised to have to pay a fee to enter the park (parks in TN typically do not have entrance fees...) but enjoyed our morning. We hiked a little, found some geocaches, and went... More
This park is BIG! camping, berry picking, hiking, swimming, horseshoes, swimming, and kayaking are just diversions from the beautiful views. Because others have reviewed summer in the park, and all they have written is absolutely true, may I also add that this park is an all year delight. Fall is beautiful with gentle, cool breezes. Wear a fleece, and light... More
We camped here for 3 nights. Beautiful setting, tall pine trees for shade. Every site has a fire pit and W/E, and there are nice restrooms and showers. Lots of trails to hike or bike. Scenic drive is lovely, deer can be seen at dusk. Picnic areas by the lake are wonderful. Swimming, boating. Canoes for rent. We found a... More
On the northwest end of Payette Lake there is a State Park area with a vendor that offers rentals of canoes, kayaks, etc. You must pay $5 to park in this area. You can paddle up the river and into the marshy areas north of the lake. It is very peaceful and fun. We highly recommend this activity for anyone... More
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