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Payette Lake

McCall, ID
+1 208-634-0700
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Scuba diving

Coldest water I've been in, to date, but looking forward to more. Visibility wasn't great, but... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ryan L
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Clovis, California
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Beautiful

Beautiful lake and wonderful views. Everyone seemed to be having a good time and there were lots of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Newtraveler83
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Idaho
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A 5,330-acre lake near the resort town of McCall.
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“jet ski” (8 reviews)
“clear water” (6 reviews)
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McCall, ID
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+1 208-634-0700
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"jet ski"
in 8 reviews
"paddle boarding"
in 7 reviews
"clear water"
in 6 reviews
"water skiing"
in 7 reviews
"high mountain"
in 4 reviews
"water sports"
in 5 reviews
"shore lodge"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful spot"
in 3 reviews
"few days"
in 7 reviews
"rented a pontoon boat"
in 4 reviews
"small town"
in 4 reviews
"ponderosa state park"
in 10 reviews
"the north end"
in 3 reviews
"year round"
in 3 reviews
"whole family"
in 4 reviews
"day trip"
in 4 reviews
"idaho"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Coldest water I've been in, to date, but looking forward to more. Visibility wasn't great, but better than some of the other lakes I've been in.

Thank Ryan L
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful lake and wonderful views. Everyone seemed to be having a good time and there were lots of water sports going on.

Thank Newtraveler83
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Payette Lake is beautiful- a little gem is the state park for riding bikes, hiking, fishing or just driving. Very nicely appointed park on the end of a peninsula

Thank mamacu2014
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great views from anywhere on the lake. Boating, swimming, fishing. Beautiful, clean, awesome, great, etc

Thank John B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These are some seriously blue waters! Lake is gorgeous. Much is overdeveloped, though, and much is bordered by private property, and there's no parking near most of the rest.

Thank montanapescado
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the access from 3 city parks and also Ponderosa State Park especially love North Beach a great place to hang out on the Beach usually less crowded and the water is crystl clear.

2  Thank bunster0
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love walking down to the lake from "My Fathers Place" our dogs can sit with us while eating, We so enjoy the view of the lake and yacht area. There are nice dining areas there too.

Thank darylrita23421
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

The lake is beautiful. Numerous parks, marina, beaches and places for families. Boating, fishing and swimming during warm months. Outstanding views of the mountains.

Thank Stefani1220
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Reviewed March 23, 2018

We try to visit here once a year. It's a beautiful lake and great small town with good eating and lots of outdoor activities.

1  Thank tigerlily
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

To those who live in McCall this lake always stuns and outstands. For those visiting the area it must make them wonder why anyone would chose to be anywhere else. A great place to swim, play, water ski, canoe or just to take in the...More

1  Thank mrkevin83638
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docdoc2020
December 17, 2017|
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Response from Chris K | Reviewed this property |
Good snow skiing at Brundage with new snow
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Tightywhities
November 5, 2017|
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Response from Chris K | Reviewed this property |
Not too far, less than 3 miles. Weather in June could vary from cool 50 to 80. I am unaware of lakeside camping but 2 Recreation vehicle campgrounds in town. Also Ponderosa State Park has reserved camping and it is very... More
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Minta S
July 11, 2017|
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Response from tonicesena | Reviewed this property |
As far as I'm aware and been able to find out beach fires are only allowed in fire pits and the pits don't seem to be available on the public beaches. Try checking with the National Forest Service
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