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.

Tried to go today and trails still closed. Snow packed and icy.

Snowshoed around the lake when the snow was THICK! It was awesome.

hiking
11 months ago

Lovely hiking. ..saw a beautiful owl

Lovely

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

We weren't able to find the loop

birding
Thursday, July 06, 2017

This trail really has everything you could want from a hiking trail. Tons of wildlife, beautiful scenery and a moderate challenge if you complete a decent percentage of it. I've gotten some of my best bird pictures late in the day here and beyond the tremendous mosquito population it's hard to complain about this place.

hiking
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

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

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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

mountain biking
Saturday, July 25, 2015

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

Friday, April 24, 2015

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
Wednesday, February 04, 2015

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.

snowshoeing
8 months ago

hiking
Saturday, October 07, 2017

mountain biking
Saturday, September 16, 2017

hiking
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

hiking
Sunday, August 20, 2017

mountain biking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

hiking
Sunday, June 25, 2017

snowshoeing
Friday, December 30, 2016

hiking
Monday, September 12, 2016

walking
Thursday, August 11, 2016

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