McCall, Idaho

McCall is a resort city in Valley County, Idaho, United States. Named after its founder, Tom McCall, it is situated on the southern shore of Payette Lake and near the center of the Payette National Forest. McCall is one hundred miles north of Boise, accessed via the Payette River Scenic Byway (State Highway 55). The population was 2,084 at the 2000 census.

Traditionally a logging community whose last sawmill closed in 1977, McCall is now an all-season tourist destination for outdoor recreation. The resort town is known for its Winter Carnival, extended winters, and the highest average snowfall in the state. Nicknamed “Ski Town U.S.A.”, McCall is the home to many past winter Olympic athletes.

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