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Hiking, Hot Springing, & More Near McCall, Idaho

As the summer crowds attest, it can be hard to leave the shore of Payette Lake in McCall. But Payette and its aquatic-kin Cascade Lake to the south form the embarkation point for adventures in the mellow and welcoming mountains of west-central Idaho. Hikes Hikers should head up Lick Creek Road east of Payette Lake, …

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Photo of Jerry Johnson Hot Springs by Angie Dierdorff.

Winter Lodging and Hot Springs Along Idaho’s Lochsa River

The region’s coziest winter camping is located along Highway 12 in Idaho’s Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest. The Lochsa Lodge, a historic, year-round resort on the Lochsa River just an hour west of Missoula, has wood stoves, clean bathrooms, a nice restaurant, and a bar with a selection of mostly local brews on tap. Also, this …

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