McCall Field Campus Open for Winter Lodging, Recreation

Thursday, February 2 2012

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
• 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 bunkhouse, yurt and cabin units. The 2012 season rates per unit are:

• Bunkhouse units $55; 1-8 occupancy; gender-specific restroom just a short walk away.
• Cabin unit $80; 1-4 occupancy; two-night minimum; small, private restroom attached.
• Yurt Unit $49; 1-4 occupancy; two-night minimum; gender-specific restroom just a short walk away.

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 email
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