Idaho to auction 17 lots near Payette Lake

Posted at 11:07 AM, Jun 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-20 13:07:36-04

Idaho is putting seventeen Payette Lake lots up for auction, as part of an ongoing effort to remove the state from leasing land to cabin owners.

Officials with the Idaho Department of Lands say the auction will take place Friday. Cabin owners have applied to participate in the auction.

Proceeds from renting lakefront land had previously gone toward an education endowment, but disagreements over fair market value and getting a maximum return for the schools prompted the sales.

The plan is to sell the state-owned residential cottage sites on Priest Lake and Payette Lake by the end of 2019.

Nearly 200 cottage sites have been auctioned already, most of those in the last several years.

A lottery has set the order for the auctions.

(by Associated Press)