McCall Travel Guide

  • Airstream at North Fork Lodge!
    Airstream at North Fork Lodge!
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    Smoke jumper base
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  • North Fork Lodge
    North Fork Lodge
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McCall Things to Do

  • A tourist mecca!

    For one year my daughter and I lived in my 30ft Airstream Safari travel was a true adventure! We had it parked at the North Fork Lodge a truly exceptional place to park your trailer and use as a base to explore the West Central Mountains of Idaho! The only downside...well...I still live in this town so I will keep my opinions to my...

  • Mountain Madness

    In the McCall area there are SO many things to see and do that it is impossible to list them all! There is Skiing, Boarding, Golfing, Fishing, Camping, Incredible back country drives, Dining and drinking, just to name a few! Just take your pick of the activities you like and you will probably be able to do them in McCall!!!

  • The Great Outdoors!

    There is nothing like the "Great Outdoors" of Idaho! True...there have been more bugs than I ever imagined existed on the planet popping up under every leaf...still the good seems to out weigh the bad! There is just one beautiful lake, river, or stream after the next. If you are into camping, hiking, fishing, boating, skiing, or any of the...


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McCall Restaurants

  • Eclectic

    Great place to see locals, felt right @ home . Saw a great African band at CG's ALIVE AFTER the GRIND concert series . Eclectic outdoor venue, with a unique wine selection. Internet in the courtyard with all the amenities.Awesome breakfast burritos complete with turkish coffee. Breakfast burrito

  • Cool and Quirky Cafe

    The Common Ground Cafe is simply awesome. Besides the great organic coffee and various drinks from around the world, there is also delicious food like breakfast burritos. On any given weekend you have a good chance of finding everyone sitting outside and listening to live music played by small bands with big talent. The unique decor is often offset...

  • Best Steakhouse

    The Mill is without a doubt the best steak/seafood house in McCall, if not the state. Established in 1971 The Mill has offered some of the best steak and seafood in the area! The atmosphere is casual mountain elegance and in the winter there is an awesome firepit in the lounge that you can warm your body and soul with while enjoying an excellent...

  • Best McCall Restaurants

    When visiting McCall, your trip will not be complete without visiting the Common Ground/ Mananas cafe. Picture this: You sitting in the relaxing courtyard in the morning and enjoying an excellent cup of coffee in the morning sun and eating a VERY hearty breakfast burrito from Manana's. In the meantime, you can go online to check your E-Mail or just...

  • Great Pasta...Great Atmosphere

    This is the first restaurant that I visited since moving here that had a particular menu item that stood out for me! It is always important to have one special meal at a special place...Romano's had that!!! If you purchase a complete dinner for around 15 dollars, you will get fresh bread, dipping sauce, and a family style antipasto salad. My fav...

  • In the Hotel McCall the...

    In the Hotel McCall the Epeicuean is the best place inMcCallgreat small setting, with the best service Mahi Mahi in a pecan sauce. Over bok choy, with sweet potatoe cakes. Just wonderfull with the fresh salad.


McCall Nightlife

  • McCall Nightlife

    The Yacht Club is right downtown and on the lake. During the day the view from the balcony is SPECTACULAR!!!! During the night the crowds are awesome. On busier weekends they offer live music and dancing and the staff is wonderful!!!! Come as you are.

  • McCall Nightlife

    Beside the Mill is where the locals hang out. It is next to The Mill restaurant and offers a full bar, pool, darts, and sports on television. The decor is incredible! There are antiques and interesting items all over the place. The othergreat thing about the place is that it is near all of the major hotels! Come as you are

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McCall Transportation

  • No Left turns

    while visiting our fair city, One thing the locals do when driving around the city when it's busy is NEVER make a left turn to enter a street. You might be there awhile. So you need to plan on your stops, and always make a right turn to do whatever. You will find that your driving pleasure is better. Ohh if you do see a Flatlander trying to make a...

  • Taxi service in McCall

    While in McCall you can get around town by calling Prompt Delivery and Transportation. This remarkable service offers unmetered rides in and around the McCall area. For a slight fee of only 3.00, you can go anywhere in town. In the evening you can ride for free from the nightclubs (it is customary to tip the driver), and anytime you can have...

  • The easiest route is along...

    The easiest route is along hwy. 55 north from Boise, about a 2 1/2 hour drive with incredible views along the Payette River..during summer months kyakers use this river on a daily basis. From November to March or April the road can be icy so caution is urged. Travelers may also use the route north from Ontario Oregon and Payette up through...


McCall Local Customs

  • Boise trash talk.

    If you go to Mccall, you have to rip on Boise to the locals and they might buy you a pack of cigarettes or a beer. They call the Boiseans "flatlanders", Meridian is way more flat than Boise, so I don't know what they would call me.

  • Fourth of July on Payette Lake

    If you own a boat and your in McCall Idaho for the 4th of July you will probably be on the lake..The weather is almost always spectacular and there are just enough boats and people to be fun! This picture was not taken by me but a friend who passed it on...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

McCall Off The Beaten Path

  • Don't miss the local...

    Don't miss the local shopping..there are several great little places featuring Idaho Artisans. A wonderful yarn and needlework shop features locally made one-of-a-kind clothing! A terrific gift shop with a charming jewelry shop right next door. This shopping mecca is located on E.Lake Street in McCall right next door to one of the oldest markets in...

  • Sheep Migration

    This happens every year..Moving the sheep for the summer season means that drivers must find other routes of travel..this ritual is carried out in the early summer and then in the fall again, and its really fun to see..If you live in Idaho and in the mountains your life gets slightly disrupted by these fellows on the move..

  • Great old homstead out buildings!

    There are so many great old out buildings allover the Pacific Northwest and McCall, Idaho is no exception! There are just so many side roads one caan take in this area of the country...and never know what you may find! This out building is part of a larger piece of property where we attended an auction a few weeks ago...where I scored an old...


McCall Sports & Outdoors

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    Sport lover's paradise!

    by jgemini65 Written Jun 15, 2005

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    If you love outdoor sports and activities...then idaho is the place for you! From skiing, snowboarding, and sledding in the winter to fishing, golfing, boating, kayaking, and hiking in the summer...McCall can offer it all!

    Equipment: You can either bring all your own equipement or rent from a variety of local rental operations around town!

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McCall Favorites

  • Elk

    McCall is a very rural local. Consequently, life is a bit more rugged and rough. There is an abundance of wildlife and just a more remote existance!These elk are a yearly norm in these West central mountains when they come out of the even higher elevations to graze!

  • This is my grandaughter having...

    This is my grandaughter having fun in the snow! This is a shot outside our 'Idaho Home' is always hard for me to leave once I have been here for a week or so! The air is so fresh and the snow offers so many activities to enjoy..skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and just throwing a snow ball or two!

  • My all time favorite thing to...

    My all time favorite thing to do while in McCall is to ski! And with Brundage Mountain Ski Resort only 10 minutes from the heart of downtown McCall you have no excuse not to try out the slopes! This is my best friend and I having a great time enjoying a day at the mountain!


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