UPPER PAYETTE LAKE CAMPGROUND, ID

Upper Payette Lake Campground is located 19 miles from McCall, Idaho, on the shores of beautiful Upper Payette Lake. Visitors enjoy fishing, canoeing and exploring local trails.The lake is situated at the foot of the Grassy Mountains at an approximate elevation of 5,900 feet. Engelmann...
Status: Open through Sun Sep 28 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Idaho Off-road Vehicle Safety Message
  • Opening day is dependent upon snow levels; call ahead to check on early season reservations
  • No electric, water or sewer site hookups at this campground
  • Please bring garbage bags; this is a "pack it in, pack it out" facility
  • Sites may be available on a first come, first served basis outside the reservation season
  • If reserving the group sites for more than 75 people, please contact the McCall Ranger District at 208-634-0440
  • Lake is drawn down annually on September 1 and it may be difficult to launch a boat after that date
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help prevent the spread of tree-killing pests in our national forests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.
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UPPER PAYETTE LAKE CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 40 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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UPPER PAYETTE LAKE CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 30 Back-In
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UPPER PAYETTE LAKE CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 42 Back-In
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UPPER PAYETTE LAKE CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 45 Back-In
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UPPER PAYETTE LAKE CAMPGROUND STANDARD NONELECTRIC 10 Accessible 50 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
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UPPER PAYETTE LAKE CAMPGROUND GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC 30 Accessible 30 Back-In
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UPPER PAYETTE LAKE CAMPGROUND GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC 50 Accessible 30 Back-In
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Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Upper Payette Lake Campground is located 19 miles from McCall, Idaho, on the shores of beautiful Upper Payette Lake. Visitors enjoy fishing, canoeing and exploring local trails.

Natural Features:

The lake is situated at the foot of the Grassy Mountains at an approximate elevation of 5,900 feet. Engelmann spruce and lodgepole pine forest the site, providing partial shade. Summer wildflowers are abundant. Summer days are typically warm and nights are cool.

Recreation:

The no-wake lake offers great fishing, canoeing and kayaking opportunities. The paved, mile-long Shoreline Trail begins in the campground and several additional hiking and biking trails begin just across the road from the entrance.

Facilities:

The campground offers two group sites that can accommodate up to 30 and 50 guests. Several additional single and double-family sites are available as well. All sites are accessible; some have lake views and some have lake access.

Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. A boat ramp, day-use site and several paved pathways are located in the campground. Roads and parking spurs are gravel.

Booking Window

GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Sun Aug 03 2014 - Thu Jul 30 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Sun Aug 03 2014 - Fri Jan 30 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Tue Jul 01 2014 Fri Sep 19 2014
Walk In Sat Sep 20 2014 Sun Sep 28 2014
Peak Wed Jul 01 2015 Fri Sep 18 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Picnic Area
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Trails
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Trailer Parking
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Parking Area
  • RV sites
  • Self Pay Station
  • Swimming
  • Trailheads
  • Waterfront Sites
Within 10 Miles
  • Berry Picking
  • Hunting
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Wildlife Viewing
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jul 01 2014 -
Sep 19 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $10.00-$15.00
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00-$30.00
Walk In Season
Sep 20 2014 -
Sep 28 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $10.00-$15.00
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00-$30.00
Peak Season
Jul 01 2015 -
Sep 18 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $10.00-$15.00
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00-$30.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
45.1225, -116.02889
45°7'21"N, 116°1'44"W

From McCall, Idaho, take Highway 55 north to Warren Wagon Road/Forest Highway 21. Turn right and continue for 18 miles to gravel Forest Road 495 and follow for a mile into the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

UPPER PAYETTE LAKE CAMPGROUND
102 LAKE ST P.O. BOX 1026
MCCALL  ID  83638

Phone Number:

Information:  (208)634-0400
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