McCall Field Campus Open for Winter Lodging, Recreation

Thursday, January 8 2009

Jan. 8, 2009 Written by Sue McMurray MCCALL, Idaho – The University of Idaho's McCall Field Campus is open for the winter season, offering affordable accomodations to the public in a rustic and scenic location near McCall and Payette Lake. The campus’ location in Ponderosa State Park makes it an ideal place for exploring the 1,000-acre peninsula and its miles of Nordic and snowshoe trails. Nearby Brundage Mountain, located high in the mountains of central Idaho, is best known for its powder-packed glades and luxurious, widely groomed runs. Brundage receives more than 300 inches of snow annually, making it a magnet for skiers and winter sports fans. The field campus location also offers easy access to:
  • The Little Ski Hill;
  • Tamarack Resort;
  • Area backcountry adventures;
  • Manchester Ice and Event Center; and
  • Nordic ski areas Bear Basin and Jug Mountain Resort.
  • The McCall Field Campus lodging facilities consist of 14 bunkhouse units, one Cook’s Cabin and one 16-foot diameter yurt. 2009 season rates per unit are:
  • Yurts $36; 1-4 occupancy; two-night minimum, reservation required.
  • Bunkhouse units $64; 1-6 occupancy.
  • Cook’s Cabin unit $80; 1-4 occupancy; two-night minimum, reservation required.
  • Yurt and bunkhouse lodging have shared bathrooms, divided into men’s and women’s facilities. New this year, the McCall Field Campus offers breakfast and sack lunches for purchase daily. Meals served in the historic dining lodge are available at the following rates:
  • Breakfast: $7/person
  • Sack lunch: $7/person
  • Children age 10 and under: $3.50
  • Custom meal plans are available for groups of 20 or more. Meal needs may be communicated at the time of booking. Owned and operated by the University of Idaho College of Natural Resources, the McCall Field Campus now is open year-round for groups wishing to host conferences, retreats, seminars, business meetings, college courses, family reunions and community events in a relaxed, natural setting with well-equipped facilities, professional hospitality and food service. For more information, contact Sacha Jackson at (208) 634-3918 or # # # About the University of Idaho Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho is the state’s flagship higher-education institution and its principal graduate education and research university, bringing insight and innovation to the state, the nation and the world. University researchers attract nearly $100 million in research grants and contracts each year; the University of Idaho is the only institution in the state to earn the prestigious Carnegie Foundation ranking for high research activity. The university’s student population includes first-generation college students and ethnically diverse scholars. Offering more than 150 degree options in 10 colleges, the university combines the strengths of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. For information, visit Media Contact: Sacha Jackson, McCall Field Campus, (208) 634-3918,; or Sue McMurray, College of Natural Resources, (208) 885-6673,

    About the University of Idaho
    The University of Idaho helps students to succeed and become leaders. Its land-grant mission furthers innovative scholarly and creative research to grow Idaho's economy and serve a statewide community. From its main campus in Moscow, Idaho, to 70 research and academic locations statewide, U-Idaho emphasizes real-world application as part of its student experience. U-Idaho combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. It is home to the Vandals. For information, visit