Standard (tent/RV)
Tent Cabin
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Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Ponderosa State Park
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ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Ponderosa State Park is located in Idaho
44.93 N
-116.084 W
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21 Reviews of Ponderosa State Park
Awesome experience

We love Ponderosa! Favorite place to camp.


Ponderosa is in beautiful McCall, Idaho. Close to downtown and the lake. Great hiking trails. Good park for a family. The campsites are right next to one another, so not much privacy there. Bathrooms are close by. If you don't mind be a little tight with campsites, would highly recommend.

Close to civilization

This is definitely a fun spot if you enjoy the family camping community feeling. Hiking trails are really nice and woodsy. The lake is easy to access, and McCall is just the coolest little mountain town. It is basically resort camping. It will take some advanced planning to book a spot.

Great for families!

This is a great site for families-  either in a tent or in a camper. Great bike paths and access to amenities. The beach access is easy and beautiful. Campground is located in McCall- making it easy to go buy groceries or eat out. The breweries there are also great.

Camped here since I was a kid

Great location in McCall. Close to trails and the lake. Beautiful drives right from the camp ground.

Expensive and crowded

The site of ponderosa state park is pretty backing up to the lake but the campgrounds are right on top of each other. Showers and toilets and fire rings are provided.

Great for car camping!

This is probably one of the busiest campgrounds in Idaho. And for a reason. Access to trails and water is unbeatable. The grounds are gorgeous. And you can stay in the woods or toodle into town and get some coffee or ice cream.

If you pick your site well, you can have the convenience of a campground but feel a bit more secluded. We usually boondock but we'll come into civilization for this place.

Make sure you reserve 9 months in advance. This place fills up. We come every year and love it!

Paradise near town

This campground is amazing. There is so much to do here at park. There is hiking, fishing, swimming in the lake (its cold be prepared). In Late July you can pick Huckleberries in the Park. Bike riding is a way to get around. There are hot showers and flush toilets located at various areas throughout the park. It is also very close to town if you decide you don’t want to cook every night.

Book Early

A prime spot to camp in McCall. Plan ahead and book early. Great campsites with full hook ups and amenities. Much to do around McCall, yet this campground is good for resting and enjoying the outdoors. Great shade and lots of room to play. Beaches are within walking distance.

Good weekend get away

Rates went up in 2018 :(

Ponderosa has 2 parts to it. Their main area located next to town is good if you have an rv or like a lot of people. It gets very crowded and can be noisy at night. But water access is pretty easy, along with biking & hiking.

Their other area of tent camping is a little more quiet. Fcfs with 0 hook ups but is basic.