The Wilds of
Sitting atop the world at an elevation of 5,000 feet, McCall’s rugged mountains, glacier-carved lakes, and ancient hot springs are a thrill-seeker’s paradise. Here, each season brings distinct opportunities for Idaho adventures. From the action-packed to the serene, the lush landscape of our backyard calls to doers and dreamers, alike. Click here to contact our concierge and get started on your next great adventure.
TAKE A SWING
When the leaves change colors and the days get shorter, there’s no better place to take in the transformation of McCall’s great outdoors than Whitetail Club’s private award-winning golf course. As a guest of Shore Lodge, you have exclusive access to the 18-hole, par 72 course, which boasts 7,200 yards of unspoiled natural splendor. Play amongst centuries old Ponderosa Pines, trout-filled ponds, and powerful granite boulders as you attempt to master the championship course. Be sure to end the day at the famed Golf Grille for delicious food and drink
WHITETAIL CLUB WAS ADDED TO GOLF DIGEST’S “AMERICA’S 100 GREATEST” COURSE LIST AND GOLFWEEK’S “BEST RESORT COURSES 2014.”
HIT THE TRAILS
The crisp fall mountain air is the perfect cooldown for the adrenaline rush you’re sure to experience on some of the best mountain biking trails the country has to offer, conveniently located just a short distance away. Our concierge can assist you in procuring your mountain bike rental to help you get started on your adventure.
MOUNTAIN BIKING IS A FAVORITE PASTIME HERE IN McCALL, AND WITH OVER SIXTY SCENIC TRAILS NEARBY, IT’S EASY TO SEE WHY.
GO OFF ROAD
The only thing better than taking in the backcountry sights of McCall is heading out into them! While McCall may be known best for its lake-front summers and snowy winters, off-roaders will find the best conditions for backcountry adventure in the fall. Explore the wilds of Western Idaho with ATV trails and routes suitable for riders of every skill level. Families trekking out into the historic backcountry, hardcore riders in search of the next big thrill, or those seeking a path to Burgdorf Hot Springs will all find a specific allure in the rugged mountains of McCall.
WITH THE FALL COMES A NEW ARRAY OF COLORS AND SIGHTS THAT TRANSFORM OUR LANDSCAPE AND SHOULD BE EXPERIENCED BY ALL BACKCOUNTRY ENTHUSIASTS.
MAKE A SPLASH
The daylight may be a little shorter, but there is still plenty of time to enjoy the marina. Explore 5,330-acres of pristine glacial water in our canoes or kayaks. For those in search of larger vessels, charter our classic Chris-Craft, The Cutwater, take a lake tour on our Manitou pontoon boat or head out on your own on one of our or sailboats. Mooring is also available for private watercraft.
THOSE PREFERRING TO SPEND THEIR TIME ADMIRING PAYETTE LAKE RATHER THAN NAVIGATING IT CAN ENJOY ONE OF OUR GUIDED ADVENTURES OR OUR SATURDAY EVENING CRUISE.
TAKE A HIKE
Whether in pursuit of a smooth, scenic stroll or a fast-paced hike, the crisp air and changing colors of fall complement hikes that range from easy to moderate and vary in length from one to six miles. Here’s your chance to walk the walk.
WITH NAMES LIKE GOOSE CREEK FALLS AND HUM LAKE, WHAT’S NOT TO LIKE ABOUT THE AREA’S MANY HIKING TRAILS?
GET A GAME ON
Behind 2,000 gallons of Idaho’s finest saltwater and tropical fish display, you can let your imagination run wild at The Tank, an analog game room bursting with classic board games, puzzles, a foosball table, giant connect-four and more!
CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ADJACENT TO THE CUTWATER ON PAYETTE LAKE AND ACROSS FROM THE THEATER, THE TANK IS A GREAT WAY TO SPEND TIME BEFORE CATCHING A MOVIE OR A BITE.
SOAK IT UP
While Idaho’s plentiful hot springs are a year-round attraction, the cooling temperatures of fall provide the perfect ambiance for a soothing soak. Luckily, McCall is a short drive from some of the country’s most incredible naturally occurring hot springs.
IDAHO IS HOME TO 130 NATURAL HOT SPRINGS, WHICH RANGE IN AESTHETIC FROM RUSTIC TO MOUNTAIN MODERN.
Those looking to dive into hot waters without straying from the comforts of Shore Lodge will find the perfect respite in our year-round heated pools and hot tubs. What’s better still, the (seasonal) pool bar at Shore Lodge means that you won’t have to go far to wet your whistle too!
THESE LOCAL “HOT SPOTS” PROVIDE ACCESS TO STUNNING VIEWS ANY TIME OF YEAR AND ARE AN IDEAL WAY TO SPEND A COOL AUTUMN EVENING.
REEL ‘EM IN
McCall offers many advantages to outdoor enthusiasts. Plentiful and uncrowded fishing is one of them. Here, novice and avid fishers can take home their very own fish tale with opportunities to catch cutthroat trout, Chinook salmon, steelhead, rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, Kokanee, crappie, yellow perch and more throughout our many rivers and lakes. With Payette Lake steps away and Louie Lake just 11 miles out, the best fishing is right at your fingertips. And to help you get started, our concierge can outfit you with a fishing pole rental and a list of the best spots for your group.
WITH OVER 200 LAKES WITHIN A 30-MILE RADIUS, THE FISHING IN McCALL IS EXCELLENT FOR BOTH BAIT AND FLY FISHING.
PONDEROSA STATE PARK
The fall season brings a unique aesthetic to McCall, Idaho. Here, you can enjoy all that the golden season has to offer with mountain biking and hiking trails, a group area for BBQs, picnic tables, and plenty of opportunity for wildlife spotting.