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H0152.........................................by RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
CASCADE LAKE/LAKE WALCOTT - Amends existing law to include Lake Cascade
State Park and Lake Walcott State Park in the state park system.
02/02 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/03 Rpt prt - to Res/Con
02/26 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/01 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/02 3rd rdg - PASSED - 60-3-7
AYES -- Barraclough, Bell, Bieter, Black, Boe, Bruneel, Campbell,
Chase, Clark, Crow, Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Ellsworth, Field(13),
Field(20), Gagner, Geddes, Gould, Hadley, Hammond, Hansen(23),
Hansen(29), Henbest, Hornbeck, Jaquet, Jones, Judd, Kendell, Kunz,
Lake, Limbaugh, Linford, Marley, McKague, Meyer, Montgomery,
Mortensen, Moyle, Pischner, Pomeroy, Reynolds, Ridinger, Ringo,
Robison, Sali, Sellman, Smith, Smylie, Stevenson, Stoicheff, Stone,
Taylor, Tilman, Tippets, Trail, Watson, Wheeler, Williams, Zimmermann
NAYS -- Barrett, Schaefer, Wood
Absent and excused -- Alltus, Callister, Kellogg, Kempton,
Loertscher, Mader, Mr Speaker
Floor Sponsor - Zimmermann
Title apvd - to Senate
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03/08 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
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03/16 3rd rdg - PASSED - 34-0-1
AYES--Andreason, Boatright, Branch, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Cameron,
Crow, Danielson, Darrington, Davis, Deide, Dunklin, Frasure, Geddes,
Hawkins, Ingram, Ipsen, Keough, King, Lee, McLaughlin, Noh,
Richardson, Riggs, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stegner,
Stennett, Thorne, Twiggs, Wheeler, Whitworth
Absent and excused--Parry
Floor Sponsor - Cameron
Title apvd - to House
03/17 To enrol
03/18 Rpt enrol - Sp signed - Pres signed
03/19 To Governor
03/24 Governor signed
Session Law Chapter 294
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature First Regular Session - 1999
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 152
BY RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO STATE PARKS; AMENDING SECTION 67-4212, IDAHO CODE, TO INCLUDE LAKE
3 CASCADE STATE PARK AND LAKE WALCOTT STATE PARK IN THE STATE PARK SYSTEM
4 AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.
5 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
6 SECTION 1. That Section 67-4212, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
7 amended to read as follows:
8 67-4212. STATE PARKS LISTED -- CONTROLLED BY PARK AND RECREATION BOARD OF
9 THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION. The following described areas in the
10 state of Idaho, so far as these areas are owned or controlled by the state of
11 Idaho, and used for public, outdoor recreational purposes, are hereby declared
12 to be Idaho state parks, and they are hereby placed under the jurisdiction and
13 control of the park and recreation board of the department of parks and recre-
14 ation of the state of Idaho:
15 (1) Priest Lake State Park consisting of Indian Creek and Lion Head units
16 on the east shore of Priest Lake to a depth of one thousand (1,000) feet from
17 the shoreline in Bonner County. This park also includes Dickensheet Camp-
18 ground, located on Priest River downstream from Priest Lake in Bonner County.
19 (2) Round Lake State Park, located on the shores of Little Round Lake
20 west of State Highway 95 in Bonner County.
21 (3) Farragut State Park, located near the village of Bayview, east of
22 State Highway 95 in Kootenai County.
23 (4) Old Mission State Park, located adjacent to Interstate Highway 90
24 near Cataldo in Kootenai County.
25 (5) Mowry State Park, located on the south shore of Lake Coeur d'Alene
26 east of U.S. Highway 95 near Worley in Kootenai County.
27 (6) Heyburn State Park, located on Lake Chatcolet east of U.S. Highway 95
28 in Benewah County.
29 (7) Mary Minerva McCroskey Memorial State Park, located at and near the
30 boundary line between Latah and Benewah Counties and west of U.S. Highway 95.
31 (8) Dworshak State Park, consisting of the Freeman Creek and Three
32 Meadows Group Camp areas, located on the shores of Dworshak Reservoir north-
33 east of U.S. Highway 12, and leased from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
34 (9) Hells Gate State Park, located on the Snake River at Lewiston, Snake
35 River Avenue, Nez Perce County.
36 (10) Winchester Lake State Park, located adjacent to the city of Winches-
37 ter, on Winchester Lake in Lewis County.
38 (11) Ponderosa State Park, constituted by all the land of the state of
39 Idaho department of parks and recreation adjacent to Payette Lake in Valley
40 County. Also included in this park is the Packer John Cabin Site, located
41 along State Highway 55 near Old Meadows in Adams County.
42 (12) Eagle Island State Park, located on Hatchery Road west of the town of
43 Eagle in Ada County.
1 (13) Veterans Memorial State Park, located in the city of Boise, on State
2 Highway 44 in Ada County.
3 (14) Lucky Peak State Park, constituted by all recreational areas leased
4 to the state of Idaho on the shores of Lucky Peak Reservoir on the Boise River
5 in Ada and Boise Counties and the Sandy Point area on the Boise River in Ada
6 County. Discovery State Park, located approximately eight (8) miles southeast
7 of Boise between Lucky Peak Dam and Diversion Dam on the Boise River and along
8 State Highway 21 in Ada County.
9 (15) Three Island State Park, located adjacent to the City of Glenns Ferry
10 and the Snake River, south of Interstate Highway 84 in Elmore County.
11 (16) Bruneau Dunes State Park, located approximately three (3) miles south
12 of the Snake River near the town of Bruneau and east of State Highway 51 in
13 Owyhee County.
14 (17) Malad Gorge State Park, located on the Malad River and south of
15 Interstate Highway 84 in Gooding County. Crystal Springs and Niagara Springs
16 State Parks located on the Snake River south of Interstate Highway 84 and east
17 of U.S. 30 in Gooding County.
18 (18) City of Rocks, (one section of land within the National Reserve)
19 located west of the Village of Almo in Cassia County.
20 (19) Massacre Rocks State Park, located approximately ten (10) miles west
21 of American Falls on Interstate Highway 86 in Power County and including Reg-
22 ister Rock.
23 (20) Bear Lake State Park, located on the east shoreline of Bear Lake
24 south of U.S. Highway 30 and east of U.S. Highway 89, north of the Idaho-Utah
25 state line in Bear Lake County. This park also includes the North Beach area
26 leased from Utah Power and Light Company.
27 (21) Harriman State Park, located adjacent to and east of U.S. Highway 20
28 in Fremont County.
29 (22) Henry ' s Lake State Park, located on the shores of
30 Henry ' s Lake west of State Highway 87 in Fremont County.
31 (23) Lake Cascade State Park, located on the shores of Cascade Res-
32 ervoir in Valley County.
33 (24) Lake Walcott State Park, located on the shores of Walcott Reservoir
34 in Minidoka County.
STATEMENT OE PURPOSE
This legislation adds Lake Cascade State Park and Lake Walcott
State Park to the list of state parks under the jurisdiction and
control of the Park and Recreation Board of the Idaho Department of
Parks and Recreation.
In 1994, the U.S. General Accounting Office found that the U.S.
Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) was exceeding its authority by
operating recreation areas. In response, the BOR sought an
agreement with the state to have the Idaho Department of Parks and
Recreation operate recreation areas at Cascade Reservoir and
In 1996, the Legislature passed HB 764, which authorized the Park
and Recreation Board to enter into agreements with the BOR for the
development and administration of recreation areas at Cascade
Reservoir and Walcott Lake. The current legislation reflects the
execution of those agreements and adds references to Lake Cascade
State Park and Lake Walcott State Park to the appropriate statute,
signifying inclusion in the state park system.
The department's management of Lake Walcott State Park has already
been established. The department is proposing a twenty year
management agreement with the BOR regarding Lake Cascade State
Park. The park exists on federal lands that are adjacent to or used
in connection with the waters of Cascade Reservoir in Valley
Associated with this proposal is the department's request for funds
to continue the operation and maintenance of the recreation
facilities on Lake Cascade State Park. The department took over
operation from BOR on a trial basis in April, 1998. At the time,
the operation was fully funded by the BOR. The trial period will
end July 1, 1999.
Operations at Lake Cascade State Park will be paid by a combination
of funds from BOR, user fees, and an appropriation from the state
General Fund. The BOR has agreed to pay one half of the net cost of
operating the recreational facilities at the park. The state's
share of the operating costs is included in the department's budget
request and is part of the Governor's recommended budget.
CONTACT: Yvonne S. Ferrell, Idaho Dept. of Parks & Recreation
334-4180, ext. 300
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/ FISCAL NOTE Bill No H 152