The city of Hailey, Idaho, is now considering applying for a $731,340 grant award from the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation to help fund a 33-site campground in Croy Canyon, according to the Idaho Mountain Express.
If built, the municipal campground would be located on 29 acres of city land at 89 Croy Creek Road, between Mountain Humane and Lions Park.
“Being a limited resource, the city anticipates the campground becoming a popular amenity, especially among traveling visitors,” the city stated in its draft application letter, adding that it hopes to “attract a variety of RV users … [F]rom mountain bikers, hunters and hikers to large groups.”
Campers would be provided with potable water, dishwashing stations, two ADA-compliant vault toilets, picnic tables, fire rings with grills, and other amenities for a yet-to-be-decided nightly fee. The stay limit would be capped between 7 and 10 days, according to the city, and the campground would be closed in the winter.
The city foresees “approximately 3,000 visits” to the proposed campground during peak season, with weekends experiencing an uptick in visits.