Thursday, June 23, 2011

McCall, Idaho

We arrived at McCall, Idaho on a sunny and warm Wednesday afternoon. McCall is an all seasons resort town on the southern shores of Payette Lake. It is about 100 miles north of Boise. McCall Resort is a very nice place to stay and is close to town.  The sites are big with concrete patios and lots of nice grass, which Savannah loves. She could stay out on the grass all day.

     Next morning we woke up to cooler, cloudy weather with a chance of thunderstorms. Typical. A drive in the Jeep is in order. We drove around the Lake Payette, which is beautiful. It has been called the Lake Tahoe of Idaho, though not quite as big.  It is over 5,000 acres of clean, glacial water. Half of the lake is protected as part of the Ponderosa State Park and is a great place for fishing and boating.

We stopped at a boat launch area. We are thinking of coming back here on the weekend as we will be in Riggins and it is not a long drive from there to the lake.



The state park is divided into two areas. We drove through the camp area on the northern side, which is a first come first serve section with no hookups. We really liked this section and wouldn't mind staying here in the future.

Back at the campground, one of our neighbors had been walking and spotted some fox near an old airplane that is just up the hill from the resort. We took a walk and the fox were still there. Don't know the story on why the airplane is here but it is not far from the airport.


Below are a few more pictures of the campground. There is also a lower level, some sites of which overlook the Payette River.



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