McCall, Idaho

Ponderosa State Park

McCall, Idaho



McCall, Idaho
Phone: (208) 634-2164

Sites: 172
Recent Rate: $25 8/2015

Latitude: 44.9502819256634
Longitude: -116.077938079834

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

25 Reviews

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PokyRVer

Review Count: 157
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Our first time here, and it was a weekend; the campground was packed - and no wonder. This park is just beautiful! Huge ponderosa and other pines, some undergrowth, and sites are large and placed well, especially the back-ins, among all of these. A family of deer hung out in/near our loop and we saw them daily. The surprise: many campers left midday Sunday, and within an hour or two, all their sites were filled once again! Reservations highly recommended. Sites with hookups have both electric and water; there are some full-hookup sites in a separate loop farther from the lake, but still well shaded. Bathhouses are newer, kept very clean by campground hosts; showers clean and effective. This is a perfect park for bicycles, with lots of beautiful bike trails. We definitely want to come again. We camped at Ponderosa State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Lots to do in town - shopping, etc., as it's a very tourist-oriented town. The lake offers boating, swimming and fishing, and all 3 can be done from the state park. Hiking & biking very big here too.

Some quite nice rental cabins available near the visitor center.

The option isn't offered on the form here to note that our site was paved (asphalt).

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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SAU51

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful state park. The full hook up sites are all paved and nicely maintained. There is an onsite camp host to help if you need anything. The office was open until early evening. The setting is very beautiful and peaceful on Payette Lake. There were many hiking trails. Some bike paths are paved while others are gravel. It is very close to town for shopping and restaurants. We camped at Ponderosa State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Less than three miles from McCall.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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DRFink

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful state park with good sites for large RVs. Our Verizon MiFi worked well, even without a booster antenna. Great walking trails in the park and the lake is absolutely beautiful. Spacious sites, a beautiful lake, a town close by that had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay. We would definitely stay here again when passing through this area. We camped at Ponderosa State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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SWID

Review Count: 49
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $28.00
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A very nice campground with ample spacing between sites. We have stayed in this state park numerous times and will continue to do so. Our site was hard surfaced and level. Utilities worked as they should and we had no problems. The campground was quiet and well maintained in spite of the state trying to cut every program to the bone. The Wi-Fi is a contract and if you want more than 20 minutes a day you are going to have to pay a fee for additional time. Three of the loops have water and electricity but no sewer but do offer a dump station. The other two loops offer full hookups. We camped at Ponderosa State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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30 West

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $32.00
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Excellent state park with lots of things to see and do. We stayed in the Dogwood loop in a pull-through with electric, water, and sewer hook up. The site was paved and level with ample space between neighbors. A sandy area with fire pit is next to each site. Wi-Fi was marginal and did not work at all one night. AT&T cell service was non-existent except in McCall, then weak 3G most of the time. Too many trees for satellite, but with so much to see and do we did not miss the electronics. Restaurants, groceries and gas were available in McCall. Kayaking, hiking, biking was all great fun. We stayed 7 nights and would stay again. We camped at Ponderosa State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Flyerted

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $25.00
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Great state park and would stay again. Lots of room to move around, and close to town. All sites have ample grassy area and are overall very quiet. We were able to walk to lake play area or drive up the peninsula for a more isolated location. We camped at Ponderosa State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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SWID

Review Count: 49
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $35.00
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As several other reviewers have said this is an excellent state park campground. The sites are well separated and clean. Our sites were very close to level and paved. We were in one of the companion sites which accounts for the slightly higher fee. If you have an Idaho RV or Idaho State Parks Pass make your reservations online for applicable discounts as the Reserve America site does not allow you to claim the discounts available. WiFi was good at our site. It is provided by a commercial service and you only get 20 min every 12 hours free, after that you have to pay. It is very easy to get into McCall, but not extremely bike friendly. The park offers a lot of good family biking and you can walk to the lake. Most sites are at least partly shaded. We will stay here again. We camped at Ponderosa State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Paul_Oregon

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We live a little over two hours from McCall and have been camping at Ponderosa State Park for over 20 years. This is an extremely well-kept park that now includes five camping loops and 163 serviced campsites. The original three (Aspen, Blackberry and Chokecherry) offer water and electricity with a dump station along with restrooms and showers. The two newest loops (Dogwood and Elderberry) offer sewer connections at every site and several paved pull through pads and a large shelter area in each loop. You'll find an area with bathrooms and community showers. The park is situated around Payette Lake and campers can easily walk from any site to the lake. Ponderosa is gorgeous and located close to McCall which is a beautiful Idaho town. You won't regret spending time there. We camped at Ponderosa State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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whodat

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $26.00
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This is a great state park. Stayed in the newer section (Dogwood Loop) with full hookups and 50 amps electricity. Spacious sites, mostly shaded with lots of room between units. Very nice pull through sites and long back in sites. Bathrooms new and well maintained. Excellent biking and walking/hiking trails. Numerous beaches on clean, scenic Payette lake. Close to downtown for nice restaurants and shops. We'll definitely come here again. We camped at Ponderosa State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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User2681

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

One of the nicest state parks we have stayed in. Large open areas, plenty of room between sites. Wi-Fi is not free. It is paid service. Restrooms and showers were always clean. Close to Lake. We camped at Ponderosa State Park in a Motorhome.

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Eagle4

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice State Park. We stayed here on a weekend which was quite noisy from the park being full to capacity (except for the handicapped spots). We had a site with little or no shade, but finally when the park cleared out from the weekend, it was quiet. The reservation system leaves a little to be desired. The only sites that were empty were the handicapped sites which I don't know why they can't rent out after a specific amount of time being available to disabled people. They have companion sites which run around $44 a night and will accommodate two rigs and tons of tents. Reserve America charges a $10 booking fee if you want reservations, so this adds to the cost significantly if you are only staying for one or two days. Would stay here again if in the McCall area. We camped at Ponderosa State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Donna/Dave

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $25.00
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This is one of the nicest state park campgrounds we have ever stayed in. On the picturesque Payette Lake, with a beautiful visitor center and beaches, bike and hiking trails, huge paved sites with tall ponderosa pines between sites, lovely town of McCall close by, and much more. We stayed in the full hookup sites, in loops a and b, with some of the longest sites ever. Two 40' motorhomes and cars can even fit in the huge companion sites available. TV with antenna and Verizon cells worked fine. Beautiful picnic pavilions and new bathrooms. Road into campground is very good. We would recommend this park to anyone. We camped at Ponderosa State Park in a Motorhome.

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Brujomar

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $16.00
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We passed the RV section (full hookups) for a more secluded spot in the electric/water only loops. Decent roads in. Adequate for any size rig. Heavily wooded: couldn't get any Direct TV. Strong AT&T and Verizon. Pretty setting. 30 amp service good/water pressure low. Dump station if needed. Quiet. Close to lake. Good bicycle area. Close to McCall for supplies. Overall a very nice experience. We would return. We camped at Ponderosa State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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GLV55

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $28.00
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We have stayed in the older water-and-electric loops before, but this was our first time staying in the newer full-service section just across from the entrance. Nice bathrooms and showers in a central building with 2 picnic pavilions (one for each side of this section). Very nice park with so many activities to enjoy set in a beautiful nature setting, and just a few minutes from the picturesque town of McCall and wonderful Payette Lake. Bring your bikes and enjoy this park and the town at a more leisurely pace. (Also bring the mosquito spray - it has been a wet spring!) Try to stay for 3 or 4 days and enjoy the central Idaho mountains! We camped at Ponderosa State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Tetonhawk

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $28.00
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I really liked this park. Very clean with spacious lots and good pavement. You have to be careful with big rig as rail fencing along road got me a little on the left side. I would definitely stay again and would like to spend more than the one night I had this time. We camped at Ponderosa State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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