Activities & Attractions

Annual Events

No worries if you missed it, there is always next year! These special events in and around McCall are everyone`s favorites and draw folks from all around over and over again.

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Some are right near downtown and others may be bit of a drive, but there is a place in the sun for everyone who visits.
Swim at your own risk. No lifeguards on duty at any of these beaches.

We are happy to share our beautiful community with you and need your help to keep it that way. Remember, if you pack it in please pack it out.

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Summer Time Is Lake and River Time

Love the water? McCall and the surrounding area has something for every boater. Lake or river, flatwater or whitewater a boating adventure awaits you. Riggins is a great destination for a whitewater float but there are a few spots closer to town where you can do your own thing. Check them out!

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Year Round Fun and Entertainment!

Any time of the year you'll find fun and entertainment in our mountain town from craft fairs to sports events and art galleries to museums, McCall has it all.

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Brew Pubs

McCall has three and they are all conveniently located. Stop in for a cold brew and something to eat.

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Food and Fun

If you've got an appetite, you've definitely come to the right place. Before, during or after a day of play you'll find great food and drink in downtown McCall any time of year. Dress is mountain casual in all of our local restaurants. Here is a list, we've kept it simple for you.

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Eating Wild

There is plenty of food in the forest too. Check out these two favorites.

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This game called golf truly is like life; we get up and go around the same places and the results are different each day. Some days we make new friends while at the same time we continue to enjoy our old friends and the circle becomes bigger.

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Hot Springs

Public hot springs in Idaho come in many different shapes and sizes. They range from easy access to multiple days of backpacking to access.The hot springs in this area are mostly on public lands; National Forest, BLM or Wilderness. The developed springs that we`ve listed have small, day use fees.

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Biking Trails

McCall is equipped with lift-serviced trails, sweeping single track, challenging uphills and technical features. Teams of volunteers in cooperation with the Central Idaho Mountain Bike Association (CIMBA) work to continually build new trails and access points annually, making mountain biking one of the fastest growing sports in the area. Here are a few riding ideas and download trail maps by McCall Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau.

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Hiking Trails

McCall, Idaho is one of the best hiking destinations in the West. The area has more than 500 miles of public trails, 300 lakes and 1,400 miles of streams for everyone to explore.

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Our Local Gems

Payette and Cascade Lakes are jeweled magnets for water enthusiasts! Boat, ski or fish. Public access docks/marinas. Hells Canyon National Recreation Area only 1 1/2 hr. away. View our Waterfront properties.

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Payette National Forest and
Hells Canyon National Recreation Area

The Payette National Forest offers the visitor over 2.3 million acres to enjoy. Everything from the deep recesses of Hell`s Canyon to peaks reaching elevations of almost 9,500 feet. Gateways to the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness lead the visitor to experience the solitude of seldom traveled trails.

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Health and Wellness

Want to treat yourself to a relaxing day at the spa? looking for local yoga centers/instructors? We got you covered!

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Winter Fun For All

McCall has winter fun for everyone, young and old. Alpine ski, boarding, Nordic skiing or snowshoeing.

Snowmobilers enjoy miles of back country powder.

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Community Links

Visiting the area and don`t know where to start? No worries, it`s all here and more.

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Deer in McCall

Keep the wildlife wild and please do not feed.

Yep, we`ve got a lot of `em. So much so we call them the "town herd". They are cute and curious and have the right of way. Every road in McCall is a deer crossing so keep and eye out and keep yourself and the deer safe.

Keep the wildlife wild...don`t feed.

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Need a lift? Whether it`s from one end of town to the other or a ride to and from the Boise airport or even to your cabin after a night out on the town either of the following services can get you there safely.

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