The Aspen and Chokecherry Campground Loops will close October 2, 2023 for the season. Blackberry Loop has been closed for the season for utility upgrades. The RV Campground (Dogwood and Elderberry) will remain open as long as weather permits.
The Activity Center bathrooms will be upgraded summer 2023. A portable toilet will be placed near the construction area to accommodate users.
Forest Management Update: Prescribed Burning to start September/October 2023
Burning will likely last for about three days and will be heavily monitored by park staff and SITPA. The park asks visitors to adhere to posted signage, avoid all burn areas, and to not attempt to put out fires.
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.
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.