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Fishing for smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, lake trout, yellow perch and kokanee salmon at Payette Lake in Idaho.
Payette Lake, ID

Stunning, natural beauty surrounds Payette Lake, a 5,000-acre lake in the west-central part of the state, at McCall, ID. This fertile fishery has over 20 miles of shoreline, some of which is accessible for fishing from the bank. Anglers mainly target rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, lake trout and kokanee salmon, often hooking trophy-size fish. Bass enthusiasts are happy to enjoy the quality smallmouth fishing. Ponderosa State Park, plus the north and east portions of the lake afford the best opportunities for bank fishing. Boat are ramps are open for boats, with no limit on horsepower. Canoes, kayaks and row boats can be portaged from the park as well as several areas around the lake. Mile High Marina serves the boating public with docks, a store, gas, boat rentals, hot food, fishing gear and supplies for camping, boating and fishing.

Primary fish species residing in Payette Lake

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Largemouth bass Rainbow Trout Cutthroat Trout Lake trout Yellow Perch Kokanee Salmon

Payette Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Tower Rock Recreation Site Campground - 208 756-5400

Golden RV Park - 208 634-5389

Payette River RV Park - 208 634-5646

Payette Lake ID Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Payette Lake
Mile High Marina
1300 E. Lake Street
McCall, Idaho 83638
208 634-8605

 

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