McCall, Idaho is a mountain paradise offering endless opportunities for many outdoor recreationists. The town sits on the south end of Payette Lake which covers about 8 square miles and is surrounded by mountain peaks that reach into the 8000 feet range. McCall’s elevation is right around 5,000 feet above sea level or about 1 mile high as you will often see referenced throughout the town.
The McCall area delivers four wonderful seasons to recreate in with an average of over 200 sunny days a year. McCall has the highest average annual snowfall in the state of Idaho with an average of 300+ inches at higher elevations and 135 inches in town. Average high temperatures range from the low 20’s through the 30’s November through March (with lows in the teens) and up into the mid 80’s during the summer months. Lakes around McCall warm up to pleasant temperatures mid to late summer – Lake Payette and Lake Cascade are popular amongst jet skiers as well as boaters. While summertime and wintertime are the most popular times of year for tourists and recreationists to play, the fall season is often the best time of year for off-roaders, mountain bikers and hikers to get out and enjoy the quieter, more colorful trails and backcountry. Springtime often offers snowmobilers, sno-bikes and UTV’s with tracks perfect conditions for really reaching backcountry that might not be accessible during previous months. But watch for storms, a 3 foot powder dump is not uncommon for this area in May!
For the current 7-day forecast, follow this link: 7-Day Forecast for Latitude 44.91°N and Longitude 116.11°W (Elev. 4990 ft).