Upper Payette Lake Group Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Two group sites are available just north of Upper Payette Lake Campground along the lake shore. Both sites are located adjacent to one another. Group site one accommodates up to 20 people while group site two accommodates up to 30 people. Both sites feature on site parking, picnic tables, fire rings, and space for tent camping. Potable water is available on site and Upper Payette Lake Campground typically has a campground host.

Both sites may be reserved up to six months in advance at: recreation.gov. The Interagency Pass and Golden Age Passport are accepted at this site. The campground has no hookups or trash receptacles. Please pack out your trash.


Upper Payette Lake Campground Recreation Opportunity Guide PDF

At a Glance

Current Conditions: View availability and make reservations up to 12 months in advance at: recreation.gov
Reservations: Make reservations up to six months in advance at: recreation.gov
Fees Site One: $20/night, Site Two: $30/night
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: 30 minutes from McCall, ID
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Typically open June - September. Call the McCall Ranger District: 208-634-0400 for current information.

General Information


Travel approximately 16 miles north of McCall on the paved Warren Wagon Road (21). Turn left (west) onto Forest Road #495 (sign for campground) at the outlet of Upper Payette Lake and continue for just over one mile. 

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Upper Payette Lake Campground

No. of Sites 15 single sites, 5 double sites
Reservation Info 8 sites may be reserved up to six months in advance at: recreation.gov
No. of Accessible sites 20

RV Camping

Group Camping

No. of Sites Two group sites
Reservation Info Two group sites accomodating a maximum of 20/30 people can be reserved up to six months in advance at: recreation.gov
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