6 Things to Do in McCall That You Shouldn't Miss

December 31, 2017 Jeremy Dunfee

McCall is a resort town on the western edge of Valley County, Idaho, United States. Named after its founder, Tom McCall, it is situated on the southern shore of Payette Lake, near the center of the Payette National Forest. The population was 2,991 as of the 2010 census, up from 2,084 in 2000.
Restaurants in McCall

1. Payette Lake

McCall, ID +1 208-634-0700
Excellent
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5 based on 236 reviews

Payette Lake

A 5,330-acre lake near the resort town of McCall.

Reviewed By GrandmaM59 - Kent, Washington

We have been here both winter and summer and have enjoyed it in both seasons. Any time of year the view across the lake is of snow capped peaks. Boating, fishing and swimming are popular pastimes. The air is clear and smog free. We lovevit.

2. Brundage Mountain

Highway 55, McCall, ID 83638 +1 208-634-4151
Excellent
75%
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4.5 based on 139 reviews

Brundage Mountain

Located high in the mountains of Central Idaho, Brundage Mountain is best known for its powder-packed glades and luxuriously wide groomed runs. Blessed with over 320 inches of snowfall annually, Brundage has an undisputed reputation for the Best Snow in Idaho™. 1,500 acres of terrain and 1,800 feet of vertical make Brundage Mountain a mid-sized resort that 'skis big'.

Reviewed By Chuck S - Idaho

Very nice resort, primarily serving the locals, including a wealthy but laid back group of homeowners from Boise who enjoy winter and summer. Some excellent skiers who go off trail, Brundage attracts powder hounds. Grooming fair. Bluebird Express is the classic lift, Centennial is slow and long. Nice intermediate and some longer, slightly harder green runs. Moderate cost, high quality skiing. Excellent views of Payette Lake and mountains.

3. Ponderosa State Park

1920 N Davis Ave, McCall, ID 83638 +1 208-634-2164
Excellent
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4.5 based on 213 reviews

Ponderosa State Park

Located just 1.5 miles from downtown McCall, Ponderosa State Park is a year round destination park. Covering a thousand-acre peninsula that juts into Payette Lake, this picturesque state park offers guided walks with naturalists, campfire programs and camping facilities. During winter months the park has groomed Nordic Ski trails and snowshoe trals.

Reviewed By TTmom1295 - Boise, Idaho

Camping, in trailer or cabin, is always nice at Ponderosa State Park. Gorgeous. I do wish people would keep their dogs on leash even when hiking. Our dogs are not as friendly as some, and they just about took the head off some lady’s dog because she was letting it run free, and it ran up to our two leashed (LARGe) dogs. Use a leash. It makes it safe for everyone.

4. Activity Barn

141 Moon Dr, McCall, ID 83638-5609 +1 208-634-2222
Excellent
51%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 30 reviews

Activity Barn

Reviewed By Scharlee P

We went tubing right around New Years. They had changed the way you went up hill with tubes but didn't change the experience just a little different. We had kids as young as 6 to seniors with us and we all had a blast. Listen to the staff when the recommend specific tubes it will change your experience! Parking lot is kind of a pain but just breathe and practice patience.

5. Jug Mountain Ranch

13834 Farm To Market Rd, McCall, ID 83638-5312 +1 208-634-5072
Excellent
75%
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Jug Mountain Ranch

Reviewed By ColoradoDesperado - Colorado

Played golf on the Hotel McCall package. Course was outstanding in design and condition. Would love to return again. Had lunch at the Clubhouse following the round and food was very good. Nice views from the patio seating. Watch for the practice area as you approach as it is far from the pro shop. Recommended.

6. Art Roberts Park

327 E Lake St, North of 2nd Street, McCall, ID 83638-3840
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4 based on 1 reviews

Art Roberts Park

Reviewed By CrankingChick - Tucson, Arizona

We were passing through the area on a road trip in July and stopped in McCall for lunch. I wanted to take a photo of Payette Lake and this small, scenic park was across the street from the restaurant. It was a nice place to walk around and stretch our legs before getting back in the car. It has a sloped grass lawn area good for picnics or playing and a small swimming beach with pier. I enjoyed the amusing bear sculpture and watching the children playing in the water. There's a public restroom, too.

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