McCall Field Campus Open for Winter Lodging, Recreation

Monday, December 13 2010

Written by Sue McMurray
MCCALL, Idaho – The University of Idaho's McCall Field Campus is open for the winter season, offering affordable accommodations to the public in a rustic and scenic location on Payette Lake in McCall.

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 (reopening December 2010);
• Area backcountry adventures;
• The Activity Barn;
• Manchester Ice and Event Center; and
• Nordic ski areas Bear Basin and Jug Mountain Resort.

The McCall Field Campus lodging facilities this winter consist of 14 bunkhouse units and one cabin unit. The 2010 season rates per unit are:
• Bunkhouse units $50; 1-8 occupancy; gender-specific restroom just a short walk away.
• Cabin unit $49; 1-4 occupancy; two-night minimum; small, private restroom attached.

Meals can be served for groups of 15 or more and need to be reserved at the time of booking.

Owned and operated by the University of Idaho College of Natural Resources, the McCall Field Campus 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 (888) 634-3918 or
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About the University of Idaho
Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho is the state’s land-grant 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 classification for high research activity. The student population of 12,302 includes first-generation college students and ethnically diverse scholars, who select from more than 130 degree options in the colleges of Agricultural and Life Sciences; Art and Architecture; Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Law; Letters, Arts and Social Sciences; Natural Resources; and Science. The university also is charged with the statewide mission for medical education through the WWAMI program. The university combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities and focuses on helping students to succeed and become leaders. It is home to the Vandals, the 2009 Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl champions. For more information, visit

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