PAYETTE LAKE CRUISES, McCall, Idaho (click here) Book online (208) 634-5253
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Each season hundreds of thousands of Idaho guests experience the beauty of Cascade, McCall and the surrounding region. One of the prime draws within the area is Payette Lake. Since being settled by Tom McCall and his family more than 120 years ago it has provided scenic and recreational opportunities for those who visit and live in McCall. Around the turn of the last century there were two classic steam launches, “The Lyda” and “The Winston,” that provided scenic lake cruises.
This season has seen the rebirth and reinvention of cruises on pristine Payette Lake. The Idaho, a 65', 85-passenger, double-deck cruise boat offers daily tours to the public and private charters for everything from corporate events to weddings.
This 5,330-acre pristine, glacial lake is located on State Route 55 north of Boise, Idaho and Lake Cascade Reservoir (see above). The town of McCall, Idaho is nestled on the southern end, and 1,000-acre Ponderosa State Park. The park, on a peninsula jutting out into the water boat launching and wilderness hiking trails in the surrounding Payette National Forest. Hiking, biking, boating, fishing, canoeing, kayaking.
In the winter, groomed, maintained first-class Nordic cross-country and snowshoe trails are enjoyed by guests at the Ashley Inn.