Outdoor and Nature

McCall, Idaho is a nature-lover’s wonderland. It sits right in the middle of the 2.3-million-acre Payette National Forest, and is also adjacent to 5,300-acre Payette Lake and 1,000-acre Ponderosa State Park. The area is host to a myriad of outdoor activities: boating, golfing, skiing, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, swimming, ice-skating, biking, and many others. It’s hard to imagine a better place for year-round outdoor adventure. Payette National Forest also provides the largest component of the Frank Church – No Return Wilderness, the second largest designated wilderness area outside of Alaska. Approximately 790,000 acres (3,200 km2) of Payette National Forest is within the wilderness, comprising one-third of its total acreage.

McCall, Idaho - Payette Lake
Payette Lake
They call Payette Lake “The Crown Jewel of McCall, Idaho” and just one look at the sparkling glacial waters will tell you why. Whitetail Club features access to the Marina at Shore Lodge as well as several water sports and boating options.

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McCall, Idaho - Payette National Forest
Hiking
With more than 30 trails around the area, hiking never gets old, and of course it’s one of the best ways to experience McCall, Idaho’s natural beauty firsthand. Take a shore hike along the lake in Ponderosa State Park, or venture as deep into the wilderness as you desire in Payette National Forest.

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McCall, Idaho Fishing Excursions
Fishing
McCall, Idaho’s alpine lakes and rivers are home to some of the best fly fishing in the Western United States. From ice fishing in the winter to coaxing that rainbow trout with the perfect fly – you’ll have no end to “favorite” fishing holes to call your own.

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McCall, Idaho White Water Rafting
River Rafting
As any whitewater enthusiast will tell you, Idaho has some of the best rafting and kayaking anywhere and McCall is the perfect location for your base-camp.

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McCall, Idaho Skiing
Skiing (Alpine, Nordic)
McCall, Idaho is nicknamed “Ski Town USA” for good reason. Brundage Mountain is just a few minutes away with some of the deepest, steepest powder runs in the western United States.

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McCall, Idaho - Snowmobile Trails
Snowmobiling
With over 500 miles of groomed trails and tens of thousands of acres of fresh powder, it’s no wonder that SnoWest Magazine rated McCall, Idaho as a top five U.S. destination for snowmobiling, and rated the area Number One for snow quality.

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McCall, Idaho Hot Springs
Hot Springs
Of the 340 naturally-occurring hot springs in Idaho, 130 are “soakable”— the most of any state in the nation.

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McCall, Idaho Hunting
Hunting
If you hunt, McCall, Idaho is calling your name.

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