Ponderosa State Park covers most of a 1,000-acre peninsula that juts into beautiful Payette Lake near McCall. The scenic overlook at Osprey Point offers a spectacular view of the lake. The park offers hiking and biking trails, guided walks with park naturalists and evening campfire programs. The North Beach Unit has a beach and picnic area. The topography ranges from arid sagebrush flats to dense forests. Wildlife that can be viewed at the park include Canada geese, osprey, bald eagles, wood ducks, mallards, songbirds, deer, moose, beaver, muskrats and even bear. Winter activities include Nordic skiing and snowshoeing on groomed trails.

Absolutely love this trail, gorgeous mountains, scenic veiws and amazing beaches!!!

I'd give it 5 stars just for the huckleberries!!!

mountain biking
1 year ago

Great do midweek, and spring/fall.
Usually busy with hikers.
Great bike from anywhere in McCall

lots of great trails to explore. great for kids as well. the trails are broke into a few different loops, but pretty much all connect and different points. lots of great views.

mountain biking
1 year ago

Easy trail that you'll have mostly to yourself. It's nice because most people head into McCall and surrounding area, and don't even spend time in this area checking out the area they're camping in! It doesn't take long, especially on a bike. If you're camping here, definitely take some time to do the loop and check out the lake.