Located approximately 100 miles north of Boise and 200 miles south of the University of Idaho’s main campus in Moscow, McCall is a scenic mountain town of 3000 located on the southern shore of Payette Lake, at the north end of Long Valley on Idaho State Highway 55. Surrounded on three sides by Payette National Forest, it offers recreational opportunities for everyone, including skiing of all types, hiking in the Salmon River Mountains, and world-class whitewater on the Payette River and other nearby rivers.
The McCall Field Campus was originally founded as a summer camp for the University of Idaho’s forestry school in the late 1930s, and was used as such for the next sixty years. Located on University of Idaho property surrounded by Ponderosa State Park, the facility consists of a central dining hall, an office building and residential cabins used by resident graduate students and education program participants. In recent years, the field campus has begun a series of capital improvements, including a new bathroom facility and cabins for education program participants.