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Payette Lake

McCall, ID
+1 208-634-0700
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Outdoor fresh

Beautiful and wonderful place to visit. Great place for a nature walk. Picturesque view of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Willie C
Pretty and Calm Water as Winter Approaches

We walked along the shores of Payette Lake after lunch today. All the boats are out of the water as... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Boise, Idaho
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A 5,330-acre lake near the resort town of McCall.
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“clear water” (6 reviews)
McCall, ID
+1 208-634-0700
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful and wonderful place to visit. Great place for a nature walk. Picturesque view of the lakeside with wildlife around.

Thank Willie C
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We walked along the shores of Payette Lake after lunch today. All the boats are out of the water as winter is coming, but e smooth, placid water looked to be very calming. I did see two people out in kayaks, but otherwise the lake...More

Thank StuartGustafson
Reviewed 24 October 2017

This is a gorgeous lake in the fall. We have not been there other times of the year yet as we are new to Idaho. We had the chance to drive around the entire lake and enjoyed the variety of viewpoints offered. The fall foliage...More

Thank Shelly W
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Very pretty time of year to drive around the lake! There is snow already, so be careful as you soak up the colors!

Thank TTmom1295
Reviewed 4 October 2017

McCall is a wonderful picturesque town to stay in right next to lovely Payette Lake. Plan to stay a few days so that you can take some of the hikes in the state park there.

Thank Martha P
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We booked four nights at our WorldMark by Wyndam resort based in McCall for a little getaway, not having explored the area before and not sure what to expect from the McCall vicinity. The locale exceeded all expectations! Whether you are into watersports, skiing, mountain...More

Thank Lyle H
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

I went for a drive around the lake while in town. It's a beautiful lake with clear water and an amazing backdrop of mountains around it. Very peaceful

Thank heavydrop42
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful time there with friends & a picnic . Had a short walk and enjoyed the scenery. It was our first trip to Idaho.

Thank Vivian W
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

The lake is clean and large. Great views and boat cruise was fun. Paddle boards available for rent as well as jet skis.

Thank mcpstupid
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Summer extended a few days the week after Labor Day making for perfect boating without the crowds. Beaching at North Beach is always a favorite, stopping to play in the water and relax for hours at a time. The shallow water was surprisingly refreshing and...More

Thank KMS0923
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6 November 2017|
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Response from 411Elle | Reviewed this property |
You will need reservations to camp at Ponderosa State Park, but if you are camping in one of the more remote camp grounds you may not. You can reserve a sight 9 months out, so you should do so immediately for June, as this... More
Minta S
12 July 2017|
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Response from tonicesena | Reviewed this property |
As far as I'm aware and been able to find out beach fires are only allowed in fire pits and the pits don't seem to be available on the public beaches. Try checking with the National Forest Service
28 June 2016|
Response from Chad S | Reviewed this property |
Not sure on the best location, but there were tons of businesses to choose from. So yes, you can rent all of those things and more.