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Payette Lake

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Address: McCall, ID
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+1 208-634-0700

A 5,330-acre lake near the resort town of McCall.

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Beautiful location for a romantic picnic for my birthday!

Beautiful location for a romantic picnic for my birthday! We come to McCall every year for my birthday and always stop by this lake and my husband makes this fantastic picnic for... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2016
Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

Beautiful location for a romantic picnic for my birthday! We come to McCall every year for my birthday and always stop by this lake and my husband makes this fantastic picnic for us to enjoy and the beautiful scenery of the lake make the perfect setting!

Thank gwendolyndrake1
Gainesville, Georgia
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The views all around the lake were amazing. Was a bit cold, so didn't get on the lake. Enjoyed it regardless!!

Thank AprilFNP
Boise, Idaho
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Went up to get away for a few days and the lake was so calm and quiet. So much different then during the summer. Great time to visit

Thank Russell V
Lake Arrowhead, California
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75 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The views of this lake as you arrive in McCall are just spectacular. We did have a little fog and rain but still enjoyed what the area had to offer.

Thank 2inArrowhead
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Visiting in off season gave us chance to see it as a quiet, peaceful and beautiful lake. The park along the shoreline was nicely landscaped, there were bathrooms, outside shower and walking path with benches. Not to mention some beautiful views overlooking this gorgeous lake!

Thank DiverMom18
Layton, Utah
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139 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

The park area near McCall is very nice. Grassy park with benches. Pet Friendly. The lake is surrounded by trees. Beautiful views.

Thank Nicole W
Castro Valley, California
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110 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

You can not visit McCall without goin down and around the lake. Serene and just a wonderful place to walk around or sit by.

Thank Sunshine M
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

One of the locals suggested we take the 40 minute drive around the lake. So glad we did. What a beautiful drive. A must do in McCall.

Thank Kdwm
Tucson, Arizona
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302 reviews
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is really a central part of McCall, ID. We saw it from the city, from a State Park, and from housing nearby. It is really a focal point.

Thank BEC308
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Had a condo for overnight. Well heated even in the cold weather. Lovely town, McCall. Would return. great restaurants

Thank barbmcr

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