Ponderosa State Park
McCall, Idaho
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Ponderosa State Park in McCall, Idaho.
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Ponderosa State Park covers most of a 1,000-acre peninsula that juts into Payette Lake, just outside McCall. The character of the park is molded by its diverse topography. It ranges from arid sagebrush flats to a lakeside trail; from flat, even ground to steep cliffs; and from dense forest to spongy marsh. Nature trails and gravel roads have been developed so visitors can enjoy these areas. Camping is available in the park and nearby at the McCall Outdoor Science School. Winter activities include Nordic skiing and snowshoeing.

Camping
You can RV, tent or yurt camp at Ponderosa. Additional camping is also available at the nearby, McCall Outdoor Science School. For camping at the park please check on line at www.parksandrecreation.idaho.gov.


North Beach Area
At the north end of Payette Lake lies the 500-acre North Beach Unit with the largest public sandy beach on the lake. North West Passage Campground has 22 non-reservable sites offering central water and vault toilets The Payette River winds placidly through timbered country and provides excellent canoeing. The area is also a sanctuary for wildlife including moose, deer, ducks, fish and numerous small fur-bearing animals.

Cross Country Skiing
Home to one of Idaho's Premium Nordic Ski Grooming opportunities, Ponderosa State Park boasts 14.3 miles of groomed trails - 23 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.

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General Location: McCall, ID (East Lake Drive, Off SH 55- Miles Standish Rd)
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By Barbara from Heyburn, ID on 8/19/2014
4  out of 5 
No comments
Good Value: 3  out of 3 | Met Expectations: 3  out of 3 | Do again? 3  out of 3

By Anthony from Draper, UT on 8/16/2014
5  out of 5 
No comments
Good Value: 3  out of 3 | Met Expectations: 3  out of 3 | Do again? 3  out of 3

By Lori on 7/8/2014
5  out of 5 
"So beautiful and clean and perfect for children. They loved it and had a great time."
Good Value: 3  out of 3 | Met Expectations: 3  out of 3 | Do again? 3  out of 3

By Chris from boise, id on 1/27/2014
5  out of 5 
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Good Value: 3  out of 3 | Met Expectations: 3  out of 3 | Do again? 3  out of 3

By Kirk on 1/27/2014
5  out of 5 
"A wonderful location I've visited numerous times. The snow trails I used were well marked and well groomed."
Good Value: 3  out of 3 | Met Expectations: 3  out of 3 | Do again? 3  out of 3

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Snow Report Brundage Snow Report  (updated: Sunday, December 21, 2014)
Open for the season.
new: 12"
24 hr: 12"
top: 56"
base: 32"
Previous 7 Snow Reports
Date
New
Top
Base
12/20/2014
2"
41"
20"
Note: All lifts open today

12/19/2014
2"
38"
16"
Note: Opening today (except Bear Chair)

12/18/2014
1"
36"
10"
Note: Opening December 19 (except Bear Chair)

12/17/2014
1"
32"
10"
Note: No opening date set yet.

12/16/2014
1"
28"
8"
Note: No opening date set yet.

12/15/2014
0"
28"
8"
Note: No opening date set yet.

12/14/2014
0"
28"
8"
Note: No opening date set yet.

Snow Report Tamarack Snow Report  (updated: Sunday, December 21, 2014)
Open for the season.
new: 8"
24 hr: 11"
top: 3*"
base: 30"
Open
Previous 7 Snow Reports
Date
New
Top
Base
12/20/2014
1"
29"
20"
Note: Open

12/19/2014
2"
25"
17"
Note: Open

12/18/2014
.5"
23"
7"
Note: Open BEGINNER AREA ONLY

12/17/2014
1"
23"
7"
Note: Open BEGINNER AREA ONLY

12/16/2014
.5"
23"
6"
Note: Open BEGINNER AREA ONLY

12/15/2014
0"
22"
6"
Note: Opening BEGINNER AREA only 12/13/14

12/14/2014
0"
22"
6"
Note: Opening BEGINNER AREA only 12/13/14

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