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June 2024 Update:

Overall Project: Construction on the water mainline continues with a closure now needed on the Peninsula trail for the public’s safety. Trail closed signs will be put up at the boat ramp access point of the trail as well as where the trail meets up with the Lakeview trail. This will give users an opportunity to continue their hike or ride on different trails or the park’s main road. We anticipate this closure to be 2-3 weeks long. Please use alternate trails or the main park road to bypass this construction. Click here to view a map of current affected area.

Please see the park’s Projects page for more information.

The park’s day-use road is open to the scenic overlook at Osprey Point. The Peninsula and RV Campgrounds open on Thursday, May 23.  Reservations can be made at: Ponderosa State Park, ID – Campground & Camping Details – [ID] ( .


Park Reservations
By phone: 1-888-9-CAMPID or 1-888-922-6743

About the Park

Ponderosa State Park offers every kind of overnight experience imaginable with a variety of standard and serviced campsites, or cabins for small or large groups, amid a beyond-scenic mountain setting next to Payette Lake. There’s always more to explore! Learn more about all that Ponderosa State Park offers.

Beautiful Payette Lake surrounds the Peninsula Unit and is the shoreline of the North Beach Unit of the park, located in the heart of one of Idaho’s most popular year-round destinations. Hike and bike on your own or with a guide, listen to a park naturalist in the evening at the amphitheater or walk with them on one of the trails. Children can participate in the Junior Ranger Program in the summer months. Visitors can meander the North Fork of the Payette River in a canoe or kayak (rentals available), Nordic ski on groomed trails, snowshoe on designated trails, or simply sit on the front porch of a park cabin and enjoy the spectacular view.

Whether you enjoy cooking in a Dutch oven at a primitive camp site or an indoor stove in the comfort of a deluxe, lakeview cabin, Ponderosa State Park presents plentiful overnight experiences with a variety of standard and serviced campsites, or cabins.

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Contact the Park

Address: 1920 N Davis Ave
McCall, ID 83638
Phone: (208) 634-2164
Hours of Operation: Day-use locations within state parks are open from 7 am to 10 pm, per Idaho state code 26.01.20 (5). Day-use hours may change based on park manager discretion.

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