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Bonner County, Idaho, commissioners paved the way on Tuesday (Jan. 21) for Darcey Smith, fairgrounds and facility director, to pursue a grant for improvements to the RV park adjacent to the fairgrounds, according to the Daily Bee.

If awarded by Idaho Parks and Recreation, these funds will be used to improve drainage, complete road repairs and paving into the park.

The amount to be requested is $235,900, of which a $10,000 match will be required from the fairgrounds.

“This grant carries just a 4% match,” Commission Chairman Dan McDonald said.

Smith explained that this is the beginning of a four-phase project at the park. Phase two will add campsites, phase three will pave those campsites and four will install an additional, new restroom with showers.

Currently, the RV park has 33 sites ranging from 32 feet to 54 feet in length. Power and water hookups are available from April 15 through Oct. 15. In the winter months, camping is limited and although electricity is available the spaces are without water hookup or sewage.

“People use the campground year-round,” Smith said. “People who are skiing bring their RVs in during the winter months.”

The fairground’s website says that there is a 14-day maximum stay.

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