McCall is nestled in Idaho’s Salmon River Mountains and rests on the southern shore of Payette Lake, a 5,330-acre expanse of pristine, glacial water with thousands of years of memories. The town’s history is rooted in the spirit of recreation and exploration. In the late 19th century, as the U.S. population grew exponentially, the McCall family traded a team of horses for a cabin and 160 acres of land. They developed this into a place they could call home. Within the dense Ponderosa pines, they established a school, a hotel, a saloon and a post office, and over time, McCall became a celebrated destination for adventurous pursuits.
This inspiring community is an easy two-hour drive north from Boise along the Payette River Scenic Byway. Flying from Boise into McCall Municipal Airport is even easier.