Following the April 5 Idaho Department of Lands auction of 21 cabin sites along Payette Lake, which netted the state $6 million, a similar auction has been set for a number of Priest Lake cottage sites on Thursday, Aug. 28.
Idaho News Service correspondent Dave Goins, writing for this morning's Coeur d'Alene Press, reports that there are 354 cottage site leases on state-owned land along Priest Lake, but the number of sites to be auctioned in August won't be known until the end of July. A representative from the Priest Lake State Lessee's Association has recommended that 72 sites be made available.
The Aug. 28 auction will take place at the Coeur d'Alene Resort.
Proceeds from the April auction of Payette Lake cabin sites funneled $4.5 million to the Idaho Department of Education, Idaho State University and Lewis-Clark State College, while another $1.5 million will go to State Hospital South in Blackfoot, which provides acute and long-term care for the severely mentally ill.