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The City of McCall, Idaho Welcomes You!
Our goal is to provide you with helpful information about McCall's City government. If you need additional information, please contact us by phone, email or postal mail. The City Manager, Gene Drabinski, has an Open Door session most Wednesdays from Noon-3:00 pm.


The McCall Police Department is again requesting your assistance in the completion of an anonymous community satisfaction survey.  I hope you will take this opportunity to make your experiences, thoughts and preferences known. [MORE]

1% Local Option Sales Tax Ballot Measure?
The City has critical infrastructure needs which cannot be reasonably addressed with available revenue. The McCall City Council has adopted an ordinance to add a 1% Local Option Sales Tax to the ballot in November. MORE

Find Information on the

1% Ordinance 926
Simplified Ordinance 926
Sample Ballot
Sample Remittance Form
10-Year Streets Plan
Community Survey Results
Voting Information

1% Local Option Sales Tax

Tuesday, October 28, 6:30-8:30 PM

Idaho First Bank, 475 Deinhard Lane, McCall

Lardo Bridge Closure to Begin OCTOBER 15
The Lardo Bridge construction is an Idaho Department of Transportation (ITD) project.

Lardo Bridge over North Fork Payette River at the outlet to Payette Lake in McCall on Idaho 55 will close for approximately one month starting Monday (Oct. 13) while the existing bridge is demolished and the new bridge is slid into place, the Idaho Transportation Department announced. The lateral slide, accelerated construction method being used on Lardo Bridge, is the first to occur in Idaho by ITD. This method reduces a full closure of the bridge by months. 

Traffic will be detoured to Boydstun Street and Deinhard Lane. Access to businesses and residences will be maintained (see map):

Access west of Lardo Bridge:
From downtown McCall: Take Idaho 55 to Deinhard Lane, turn right and follow Deinhard to Boydstun Street.
From south of McCall: Take Idaho 55 to Deinhard Lane, turn left and follow Deinhard to Boydstun Street.

Access east of Lardo Bridge:
From north of McCall: Take Idaho 55 to Boydstun Street, turn right and follow Boydstun Street to Deinhard Lane.
From south of McCall: Take Idaho 55 into downtown McCall.

The Idaho Transportation Department is replacing the 83-year old Lardo Bridge on the southwest shore of Payette Lake. Ralph L. Wadsworth and Lochner used ITD's conceptual design to complete the bridge design and build a new bridge that will accommodate one lane of traffic in each direction along with bicycle and pedestrian facilities on each side of the bridge.

Comments and concerns should be directed to both:

Reed Hollinshead, ITD Office of Communications,, or (208) 334-8881, and 
Bryon Breen, ITD District 3 Engineer,

City Budget Adopted for FY 2015 --Review the adopted budget for fiscal year 2015

Online Photography Contest
McCall Parks and Recreation online amateur photography contest for the months of September, October, and November.  Six categories to enter! Winning photos will be chosen for the Youth Fund Raising Calendar 2015! MORE

Park Street Project 2014
The City of McCall will conclude the improvements started last fall on Park Street, between 1st Street and Mission Street. This summer's work beginning in mid-May, includes new road surface, new fire hydrants, improved fire protection, paved driveway aprons, stormwater drainage improvements, paving of the roadway, and installation of bike/pedestrian lanes and moving utilities underground on the north side of the street. The City of McCall received $100,000 for this project from the Local Highway Technical Assistance Council through their Local Rural Highway Investment Program. [MORE]

WILDFIRE WATCH 2014—View the interactive wildfire watch map.
To see active fire reports, click the icons  on the map.

McCall Area Trails
The City GIS Department has been working with our local community groups and the US Forest Service to produce high quality digital maps that can be downloaded to your mobile device and used to navigate some of the McCall Area trails.
There are currently three maps for download:
Bear Basin Summer Trails
Bear Basin Winter Trails 
City of McCall Mobile Golf Course map

These maps can be downloaded from Avenzoar PDF maps either through the Apple App Store or from Google Play for Android. For more information, CLICK HERE to go to the GIS Page for full descriptions of the maps and how to instructions for downloading.

CENTENNIAL PLAZA BRICK ORDERS–Next order will be placed in the spring
Purchase a Centennial Plaza brick in memory of, or in honor of someone special to you. Centennial Plaza is a place to honor and reflect upon people, businesses and events that have shaped McCall’s first hundred years. Purchasing an engraved brick is a unique way to celebrate birthdays, holidays, someone special to you, and McCall’s Centennial. Your brick will become a permanent part of the new Centennial Plaza in downtown McCall. Bricks can be purchased by families, individuals, businesses, groups, organizations, and anyone who wishes to be a part of McCall.

Learn what you can do to make McCall a bear smart community
There has been increased bear activity within the McCall this past year. Click here to learn more about the situation and what action you should take. If we all work together, everyone wins: the McCall's citizens and black bears.

What Would You Like to Know about McCall?

  • About McCall, Idaho
    McCall is a year around resort community in Idaho’s west central mountains. It is situated on the southern shore of Payette Lake at 5,021 feet elevation. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 2,991. With the highest average snowfall in the state, McCall is known in the winter, for its Winter Carnival, snowmobiling, and alpine, Nordic and backcountry skiing. Summer boasts warm, sunny days and cool nights. Payette Lake in the summer is host to both motorized and non-motorized watercraft, and public and private beaches and docks. In and around McCall are numerous hiking and mountain biking trails, as well as five golf courses in the area. The north fork of the Payette River flows through McCall on its way to becoming a playground for kayakers with world-class whitewater, thrilling by paddlers from around the world. Summer is a busy season in McCall with music, art festivals and relaxing lakeside.

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City of McCall
216 East Park St.
McCall, Idaho 83638

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208 634-7142
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