Upper Payette Lake Campground

Payette National Forest

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Warren Wagon Rd. McCall, ID 83638 208-634-0400 208-634-0700 Reservations: 877-444-6777 Official Website

GPS: 45.1248, -116.0285

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Overview of Upper Payette Lake Campground

Number of Sites 24

Reservations yes

Open Seasonally Yes

Elevation 5,577 ft / 1,699 m

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Upper Payette Lake Campground 2 people have reviewed this location.

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Last reported 8/21/2016
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“Quiet, beautiful, and the dispersed sites are free. ”

Reviewed 8/5/2021

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: D9
Overall Rating

There are about 15-20 sites in the campground that sits on the west shore about half-way up the lake. They have no hook ups, but have pit toilets and a few potable water pumps. They are $10 for a normal and $15 for a companion (double) site (as of Jul 2021).
However, the entire west shore has dispersed sites before and after the campground…about 20 of them. They are first-come, and free.
No cell service until you get to the north end of Payette Lake (about 10-15 miles).
Several hiking trails start around the lake.
No wake lake, so paddle boards, kayaks, and a rowing shell were all the watercraft we saw.
Peaceful, great views, and relaxing.
By the way. The chipmunks will come right into your camper…ask me how I know!

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Verizon

JD would stay here again

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Chuck
Prineville, OR
26'
6 reviews
“Beautifully quiet ”

Reviewed 8/21/2016

Days stayed: 2
Site Number: Group
Overall Rating

After having a hectic week, the quiet and solitude of this place was a welcome change. Upper Payette Lake is a motor-less lake so the only craft we saw were canoes & stand-up paddle boarders. The lake was clear, the campground was clean and the local fauna (chipmunks & Jays) were the loudest things we could hear.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
T-Mobile Voice Only

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Amenities

Hookups
  • dry camping
Recreation
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities
  • group sites
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
Pets
  • pets

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