|Getting Ready for a Bike Ride in|
Ponderosa State Park
On our recent visit to this 1500+ acre park we were treated to near perfect weather. Ponderosa State Park occupies most of the 1000 acre peninsula that juts into beautiful Payette Lake. The park is just a mile or so north east of McCall, itself a welcoming destination.
|Fishing and Boating Activities |
Set Off by Beautiful Blue
Waters of Payette Lake
|Small Sandy Beach at Payette Lake|
Note the Green Reflection of the Water
as Contrasted to the Deep Blue of
Lodging facilities include cabin rentals, as well as many camping units, most with electric and water hookups. There is a waste dump station on-site. Camp areas vary from tent sites with no water or electric service to back in spaces to 80 feet long pull through driveways.
|Father and Son Enjoying One of the |
The park environment varies from moist marshes, to dense forests to arid sagebrush. Osprey Point, offers a breathtaking view of Payette Lake and is one of the highest points in the park. Osprey Point is accessible by road except the last 100 or so feet. Because of the varied topography, a large diversity of wildlife is present in the park. We saw deer in the campground every day we were there.
Many of the miles of the hiking and bike trails are paved. Benches are strategically placed to view the lake and water sports.
|Couple Enjoying a Shady Bench|
Overlooking Payette Lake
Many activities an conveniences are available in the town of McCall just a mile or so from the park.
|Almost All Camp Units Have Shade|
|One of the Many Ponderosa State|