Biden-Harris Administration improves Wilson Lake campsites near Hazelton, Idaho

Projects received funding as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda



BLM Office:

Twin Falls District Office

Media Contact:

Heather Tiel-Nelson

TWIN FALLS, Idaho – The Bureau of Land Management began construction to upgrade the Wilson Lake Campsites north of Hazelton last week, funded in part through the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Construction is expected to continue through the end of July 2023. Upgrades include graveled roads, vault toilets, shade structures, campfire rings, day-use areas, and hardened RV sites. In addition to funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, these improvements are also being made possible through a grant from the Idaho State Parks and Recreation.  

 “We believe those who enjoy the area will appreciate the new amenities once they are installed, even though we recognize this work will cause some temporary inconvenience during the construction period,” said BLM Shoshone Field Manager Codie Martin. “Recreationists will still be able to enjoy the adjacent Jerome County managed-Jim Johnson Park and boat ramp and other undeveloped areas available for primitive camping on public lands managed by BLM in the area.”  

 A strong infrastructure is critical for BLM’s stewardship of our public lands. As part of the President’s Investing in America agenda, BLM Idaho has received $10.74 million in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.  

 Wilson Lake is a 950-acre reservoir in Jerome County with user-created camping and picnic sites on the south side of the lake and a park developed by the county.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.