An authentic mountain town where the streets and storefronts still exude the same charm as the McCall of yesteryear.
McCall is nestled in Idaho’s Salmon River Mountains and rests on the southern shore of Payette Lake, a 5,330-acre expanse of pristine, glacial water with thousands of years of memories. The town’s history is rooted in the spirit of recreation and exploration. In the late 19th century, as the U.S. population grew exponentially, the McCall family traded a team of horses for a cabin and 160 acres of land, which was developed into a place they could call home. Within the dense Ponderosa pines, they established a school, a hotel, a saloon and a post office, and over time, McCall became a celebrated destination for adventurous pursuits.
Today McCall continues to attract adventurers from around the globe. Payette National Forest, The Frank Church—River of No Return Wilderness Area, one of the country’s largest wilderness preserves, Burgdorf and Gold Fork hot springs and Brundage Mountain are all part of the authentic McCall experience. Other Central Idaho attractions like Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, are also day trips from McCall, making this the ideal location for those who value exploration and adventure.
To find out more about McCall, please contact us at 877.634.1725 for more information.