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PARK UPDATE:

Park Update Summer/Fall 2022:

The Eastside Drive Bridge replacement project will commence on September 12, 2022. This means a FULL CLOSURE on this stretch of Eastside Drive from Warren Wagon Road to the North Beach access parking lot through January 16, 2023.

The North Beach parking area can be accessed via East Side Drive (until the snow flies). Warren Wagon Road will not be impacted with closures.

The current one-lane bridge will be replaced with a wider and longer structure. A new foundation system will be put into place, new pavement added, and improvements will be made to the sportsman’s access on the southeast side of the bridge.

 


Summer Construction Update:

FALL CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE: NO FULL CLOSURES

Starting Sept. 6, the ID-55 Smiths Ferry project will transition to the fall construction schedule. Drivers should plan for one-way alternating traffic with 15-minute delays Monday through Friday and weekends as needed.

Crews will start paving work on Sept. 6. Drivers can expect a gravel highway surface for a few weeks, and the first layer of asphalt completed by the end of September.

We appreciate your patience as we enter another fall season. To learn more about the construction schedule, visit itdprojects.org/projects/ID55smithsferry.

Beginning Sept 12: SH-55 between Round Valley and Clear Creek will undergo repaving. 

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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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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