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Ponderosa State Park
PONDEROSA STATE PARK
PONDEROSA STATE PARK
P.O. Box 89
McCall, Idaho   83638

Phone: 208-634-2164
Reservations: 208-634-2164
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Ponderosa State Park
© C 2008 Baughman West Photography

Ponderosa State Park
© C 2008 Baughman West Photography

Ponderosa State Park covers most of a 1,000-acre peninsula that juts into beautiful Payette Lake near McCall. The scenic overlook at Osprey Point offers a spectacular view of the lake. The park offers hiking and biking trails, guided walks with park naturalists and evening campfire programs. The North Beach Unit has a beach and picnic area. The topography ranges from arid sagebrush flats to dense forests. Wildlife that can be viewed at the park include Canada geese, osprey, bald eagles, wood ducks, mallards, songbirds, deer, moose, beaver, muskrats and even bear. Winter activities include Nordic skiing on one of two USSA-certified cross-country courses.
Nature of the Area
The park's namesake, the 150-foot-tall ponderosa pine, is the most noticeable species of tree. Douglas fir, grand fir, lodgepole pine and western larch also grow in the park. The character of the park is molded by its diverse topography. It ranges from arid sagebrush flats to forested lakeside trails; from even ground to steep cliffs; and from dense forest to spongy marsh. The park is rich in wildflowers, especially along the interpretive trail that winds around the Meadow Marsh. Nature trails and gravel roads have been developed so visitors can enjoy opportunities to view wildlife in these areas.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseHiking Trailyes
 Swimming Beachyes
 Bike Trailsyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
WinterActivitiesyes
Cabins
Cabin Amenities: The unit sleeps four and is equipped with electricity, lockable windows and doors, heat and A/C.

$35 per night (plus daily MVEF and Idaho State Sales Tax)

Reservation Season: Reservations for Ponderosa State Park cabins are available year-round.

You may make cabin reservations by calling (208) 634-2164.Park Yurts

Yurt amenities: The unit is furnished with a bunk bed, futon, table and chairs. There is an electric light inside, and are heated with propane. Outside, you can cook on the fire ring. Each yurt sleeps five. Please, NO PETS inside the Ponderosa Yurts!

$35 per night (plus MVEF and Idaho State Sales Tax)

Reservations: Reservations for Ponderosa State Park yurts are available year round.

Make a reservation online, or call (866) 634-3246.
Camping
Northwest Passage:

Available Campsites: Standard Campsites

Amenities include individual sites with central water and vault toilets.

Standard Campsites - $9.00 per night (plus daily MVEF and Idaho State Sales Tax)

Reservation Season: Camping in Northwest Passage Campground at Ponderosa State Park is available on a "first-come, first-served" basis and is available from mid-June (weather conditions permitting) through the end of October (weather conditions permitting).

Peninsula Campground

Available Campsites: Serviced Campsites/W,E and Companion Serviced Campsites/W,E

Amenities include individual sites with water and electrical hook-ups, and central shower and restroom facilities.

Serviced Campsite/W,E - $16 per night (plus daily MVEF and Idaho State Sales Tax)

Companion Serviced Campsite/W,E - $30 per night (plus daily MVEF and Idaho State Sales Tax)

Reservation Season : You may reserve campsites in the Peninsula Campground from the Thursday prior to Memorial Day through Labor Day. Camping on a "first-come, first-served" basis is available from the beginning of May to the Thursday prior to Memorial Day weekend (weather conditions permitting), and from the day after Labor Day through the end of October (weather conditions permitting).

Make a reservation online, or call (866) 634-3246.Multiple Site Reservation Considerations : For groups wishing to book multiple sites (seven (7) campsites or more) Chokecherry Loop is available: multiple site reservations for seven (7) campsites or more must be made through the call center at (866)-634-3246.


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Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
July 31 Great park, had a wonderful time there by Doug & Shirley
We loved our week at the new RV area. Except we were not allowed to take our 3 year old Golden Retriever to the beach with us, even on a leash with our doggie bag handy.
July 6 Favorite famlily va-ca spot by Vince L.
We have stayed at the Park for several years over the 4th of July.Staff is excellent,park is kept clean,showers well maintained, and the New Visitor Center and beach is the bomb. If you go take care of it for the future generations.
May 14 A very beautiful experience by Randy and Roxanne -Central OR
We had the whole campground to ourselves in May. It is a very nice park even has hot showers. There are many places to hike. The sunsets over the lake were memorable. It is a great place to visit and stay.
September 19 Great Park
Walk across the street to the beach, large spots in new section. great park
August 29 Favorite Campsite Ever! by nessbear
This place is gorgeous i always have so much fun up here! :D
August 13 WHITE SNOW ...WHITE BEER
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July 28 a true camping experience by laurence p
it was great i love it there and highly recomend it.i just got back and cant say one bad thing about it.
June 22 Large campsites and beautiful! by Tom and Becky
We gathered up friends and met at Ponderosa Park and loved the new section offering large campsites, mature ponderosa pines and friendly staff. The campsites, restrooms and showers are new and clean. The event bullentin board was helpful and located at the entry of the campground.


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