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Upper Payette Lake Dispersed Camping Area

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About This Campground

National Forest

There are several dispersed campsites along the lakeshore located just before and beyond Upper Payette Lake Campground. Sites have no amenities and are often difficult to access with a big RV as the ground can be wet through most of July.

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  • Tent Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed
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3 Reviews of Upper Payette Lake Dispersed Camping Area

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Cheyenne P.
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2020

Beautiful Spot!

There are some seriously beautiful spots to camp here. Another review says that it’s $10 to camp, but that is in the actual campground. Instead of turning right to get into the campground, keep driving straight and you will find the dispersed camping. Perfectly secluded and beautiful views of the…

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Cody H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2020

If you want beauty and seclusion, skip McCall and head to Upper Payette!

One of the few dispersed areas I’ve visited with multiple bathrooms.

Stunning views on the calm water. Bring your SUP or kayak, you’ll want to be on the water! Lots of local fishing, hiking, and MTB trails.

A really beautiful area amazing views.

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KelTroy E.
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2016

McCall Idaho & Payette Lake - A beautiful place apart

This site and the surrounding area is filled with lush vegetation and this crisp, cool, blue blue lake. You can see natural waterfalls, a "beach-type" picnic area, and though you're in a campground setting, it feels like it really is your own private Idaho. $10/day, rustic pit toilets, picnic…

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Upper Payette Lake Dispersed Camping Area is located in Idaho


Take the Warren Wagon Road (Highway 21) out of McCall and travel 17 miles up Warren Wagon road, go left on Forest Road #495 at the sign marking the campground entrance off the highway.


45.13931586 N
116.013749 W

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