Public Land for Sale
In March 2021, the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) finalized strategy for the state-owned Payette Endowment Lands. IDL has proposed selling to private developers a number of parcels among the nearly 28,000 acres of state endowment lands surrounding Payette Lake and the City of McCall. According to IDL’s proposed staged approach to the sale of public lands, key state parcels, including Cougar and Shellworth Islands within Payette Lake, would be sold off in the coming years.
These parcels are depicted in the map below. Lands that are proposed for sale are shaded blue, orange, or yellow. Lands in purple are proposed to be retained by the State for continued timber management by the Idaho Department of Lands and grazing, mineral timber management, and noncommercial recreation. Additional details for each parcel may be found by clicking within the parcel on the map.