Tent Sites
No Fires
No Pets
Water Unknown
About Upper Payette Lake Campground

Upper Payette Lake Campground is located 16 miles from McCall, Idaho, on the shores of beautiful Upper Payette Lake. Visitors enjoy fishing, canoeing and exploring local trails.


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.


The campground offers two group sites that can accommodate up to 20 and 30 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.

Natural Features

The lake is situated at the foot of the Salmon River 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.

ADA Access: N

$10.00 - $30.00
National Forest
Drive In
ADA Accessible
No Electric Hookups
No Fires
No Pets
Not Reservable
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
No Water Hookups
Upper Payette Lake Campground is located in Idaho
45.1225 N
-116.0289 W
Get Directions
From McCall, Idaho, take Highway 55 north to Warren Wagon Road/Forest Highway 21. Turn right and continue for 16 miles to gravel Forest Road 495 and follow for a mile into the campground.
4 Reviews of Upper Payette Lake Campground

Quiet, nice canoe lake. Wildlife are present in this area each night. Lots of hiking available. Tight if bringing a longer RV, groups can be accommodated in the circle drive. Nice place to be free of electronics and crowds.

great camp on payette lake

had a great visit loved the paved trails along the shoreline the lake offers a great place for kayaking fishing or canoeing it's about 20 miles from McCall and is approximately 6000 feet in elevation.

We've camped here often both in an RV and a tent. Quiet campgrpund, great lake for a canoe. Huckleberries in season.

Eexcellent family campground.

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Payette camping

Camping west of boise is always fun. The closer to Oregon we get the more I enjoy the outdoors