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“Breathtaking place!”
Review of Payette Lake

Payette Lake
Ranked #1 of 22 things to do in McCall
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A 5,330-acre lake near the resort town of McCall.
Reviewed 26 November 2013

We take an annual summer vacation to Idaho and most often visit Riggins and stay for a few days to do some river rafting. When not rafting we make the drive up to McCall, which sits beside Payette Lake. Driving into town you're amazed by the blue, clear water of the lake. You can park your car and walk to the beach area that has been designed so you can enjoy just looking at the water or if you brought your swimsuit, there's a swim area too. There's also docks where boats can be launched and tied to, as well as water sport rentals available. The town of McCall near the Lake offers quaint shops, several good restaurants, and clean public restrooms. It's a great place to visit for a day trip or if you have time, to stay for a few days. The town folks are friendly and there is much for a whole family to enjoy while there.

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Payette Lake is at the foot of a charming little town called McCall. There is no shortage of things to do at and around the lake. Beautiful and relaxing. The residents of McCall are the friendliest in Idaho!

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

McCall is a beautiful place to visit, the lake is serene with room for all types of activities. Boating, sailing, jet-skiing, fishing, canoeing, swimming you can do it all in McCall.

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Although it can get busy on summer weekends, Payette Lake more often than not is a pristine high mountain lake perfect for watersports enthusiasts.

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Reviewed 23 October 2013

Just a beautiful lake in a beautiful setting. Nice docks for boats and a beach for swimming. Beautiful trees surround the lake and the sunsets are spectacular

Thank Robert M
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