Tamarack Resort Activities
The Trails in Tamarack
The 30 miles of an extensive trail system can be hiked, biked, skied or snow shoed. The trails have been designed and built by IMBA (International Mountain Biking Association) creating some of the most exhilarating ride in Idaho for all levels of experience. The opportunity to take a chairlift to the top of the mountain in order to see the fabulous views and then ride down the 12 miles of single-track through the trees, including rock jumps and drops. Chair Lift Closed until further Notice There is also 18 miles of double and single-track trails through the meadows. For the more adventurous, there are 80 + miles of trails for both hiking and biking in the nearby Boise and Payette National Forests.
Challenge & Jump Park
The challenge park has an excellent terrain to improve abilities, balance, timing and technical skills. If flying high is your obsession, the jump park has everything from learning to jump on our beginner series of tabletops to the expert jump line that has huge gap-jumps beginning with a 20 foot starting deck.
Tamarack's Zip Line Adventures
Since it's start in 2007 there is now a new way to explore Tamarack Resort from a birdís eye view through the treetops. Experience the thrill as the Zip line tour takes you over the 4,425 feet of mountainside; through canyons, meadows and forest. No prior experience is necessary; all you need are some good hiking boots and an adventurous spirit. There is some moderate trail walking and stair climbing. The safety gear is provided with the tour, including a helmet and harness. Tours average between 3 and 4 hours. Currently there is a limit to the size of your party to 4-6 people. Weight requirements do apply.
Tamarack's Zip Line Details:
∑ 8 zip lines currently open; each tour consists of a combination of 6 zip lines.
∑ Zip rides range from 75-875 feet long.
∑ 1,700 feet in elevation changes.
∑ Suspended up to 200 feet above the ground.
The Osprey Meadows Golf Course
The Robert Trent Jones, Jr. designed golf course was awarded ĎAmericaís Best New Public Course and the Regionís Best New Course in itís category for 2006 and 2007. Tamarack's Signature Golf Course has par 72 with four teeing options on each hold, accommodating beginners to professions. The ideal layout with a challenging 400-acre layout includes a natural, varied terrain. There are approximately 73 bunkers spread over 18 holes with several significant water features and wetlands, tree-lined fairways, spacious greens. The average size of the greens is 7,000 square feet with an average green slope gradient of less than 3%. This is a golf experience for all: from the beginning golfer to the experienced.
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Treat yourself to a luxurious day at the spa. Enjoy a relaxing massage or just spend the day getting pampered. They also offer Yoga classes in addition to Pilates and Nutritional Classes. All spa services and packages come with complete access to the exercise facility; the eucalyptus infused steam room, and the secluded outdoor hot tub and heated pool. The Spa is located in Tamarack's Lodge at Osprey Meadows.
Tamarack's Wild Horse Youth Center
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Tamarack also offers an adventure for the younger members of your party. For the Older kids, Tamarack offers a great variety of clinics, including hiking, golfing, biking as well as water sports. The younger group (4-12 years old) also has a wide variety of opportunities to enjoy the Tamarack resort experience. Tamarack's Day camp offers a number of age appropriate indoor and outdoor activities including Hiking, Chairlift Rides, Nature Programs, Arts and Crafts, Swimming, and Bungee Trampoline possible to participate in. Lunch is included.
Wild Horse Youth Center also has a daycare center that is state licensed for children 6 months and older. The day camp runs from Monday thru Friday, June through August.
Lake Cascade is a relatively shallow lake making it comfortable for swimming, water-skiing and wakeboarding. There is over 86 miles of shoreline and the many inlets create wonderful opportunities to enjoy waterfowl viewing from a kayak, canoe or the shoreline. Rainbow trout is the prominent fish you can catch from the shore or boat. Pontoon boats, fishing boats, kayaks, and sailboats can all be used on Lake Cascade. There are also numerous trails around the lake for both hiking and biking or bird watching in one of the three Bird Sanctuaries, with lots to explore. Or simply enjoy the water. Cabana Closed until further Notice Tamarack Beachfront cabana, serving beer, wine, soda, sandwiches, ice cream, and other snacks. There are a number of rental shops to get all you may need for your day on the lake.
Valley County and the Surrounding Area Attractions
The amount of outdoor activities in Valley County and the Payette River Mountains will satisfy most every outdoor enthusiast. Hiking, Biking, Rafting, Fishing, Water-skiing, Sail boating and even enjoying one of the local Hot Springs. There is so much to do in the outdoors that you will not run out of places to explore in the beautiful outdoors of Central Idaho. Numerous access roads in the area provide recreation opportunities for all seasons. Snowmobiling, hiking, hunting, fishing and backpacking are among the most popular.
White Water Rafting in the Payette River Mountains
With over 3,000 miles of whitewater, The Rivers of Idaho offer adventure opportunities for everyone, at any age and spanning all ability levels. Many qualified outfitters can provide you with a rafting trip from several hours to several days. The Idaho Whitewater Trail presents some of the best white water rafting in the United States in a natural progression around the state.
Idaho White Water Trail Outfitters
You will find plenty of adventures to fill the long summer days outside of Tamarack Resort - like world class whitewater rafting, water-skiing, sailing, golfing, fishing, hiking, mountain bike riding and soaking in area hot springs.
Golf Courses in McCall
McCall Golf Club, Municipal Golf Course consists of three (3) Nine (9)Hole courses to make up the 27 hole Facility. With the option to play as many holes as you want. They have a Driving Range as well to warm up on! Including a Pro Golf Shop, Club/Cart Rentals, Golf Lessons, and even a Resturant & Bar. Currently anticipating opening Memorial Day Weekend!
Activity Barn in McCall
The Activity Barn is a lift served snow tubing hill that has something for everyone in the family to enjoy! There are multiple runs covering every level of experience. When you get cold you can go into the Yurt and warm up, have a hot chocolate, or sit next to the fire. The Activity Barn also provides Miles of groomed trails next the Payette River with amazing Mountain views.
Hours: Wednesday and Thruday 4-7PM, Friday 4-9PM, Saturday 10AM-9PM, and Sunday 10AM-6PM
Hot Springs near Tamarack
There are both commercial and primitive hot springs scattered throughout the region, for relaxing the aching muscles after hiking or skiing. Those listed below are just a few of the public springs near Tamarack.
Burgdorf Hot Springs
Established in 1870, Burgdorf has both a hot springs and ghost town. Remains of cabins and an old hotel can be seen in a meadow on private land surrounded by the Payette National Forest.
Season: All Year
Hours: 10:00 am to dusk
Nearest City: McCall
Gold Fork Hot Springs
Gold Fork Hot Springs offers mineral pools and hydro massage. It is open year-round, closed only occasionally for maintenance.
Season: All Year
Hours: Please Call
Nearest City: Donnelly
Hot Springs in West Central Idaho