Ponderosa State Park Online Reservations Options
Ponderosa State Park does not offer live inventory here to check availability, but we have great ways for you to still book online:
Our Call Center is currently open so you may also call our great
customer service staff Toll-Free at 1-800-844-3246
You may also call our all Idahoan staff at 1-800-84-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.
You can RV, tent or yurt camp at Ponderosa. Additional camping is also available at the nearby, McCall Outdoor Science School. For camping reservations at the park, call 1-866-634-3246 or 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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