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Development Bureau 

The IDPR Development Department is in charge of all IDPR related building and maintenance projects; everything from campsite upgrades to the construction of new visitor centers.

Public Input Announcements

None currently.


 Some of the major projects underway include:

  • Bruneau Dunes Observatory: The observatory is scheduled to be complete by June 2023.
  • Eagle Island Campground: Construction broke ground in October 2023.

Design & Engineering



Bear Lake – Primitive Campground 

Submittals for Design-Build Services will be received by the Department of Parks and Recreation, State of Idaho, at 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, ID 83716, beginning immediately, until Friday, June 7, 2024 at 4:00 pm, local time, for IDPR Project No. 350333 Bear Lake Primitive Campground, Bear Lake State Park, St. Charles, Idaho. 

A description of the work of this project can be summarized to include the planning, design, and construction of a new primitive campground at the East Beach Unit of Bear Lake State Park. The design should consider the potential full build out of the area as well as future water and electrical connections.

A written Request for Qualifications and other information are available at the Department of Parks and Recreation, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, ID 83716; Melanie Schuster, Development Bureau Chief, (208) 514-2469, 

All Contractors must have a Public Works Contractors License and a Design Professional who holds an Idaho Architectural and/or Engineering License at the time of submittal to this RFQ.

Project Budget: $1,000,000



Ponderosa State Park – Kokanee Cove


Sealed proposals will be received by the State of Idaho, Department of Parks and Recreation, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, ID until 2pm, local time, on Thursday June 13, 2024, for IDPR Project No. ARPA 330133, Kokanee Cove Development, Phase 3, Ponderosa State Park, McCall ID. Proposals will be opened and publicly read at the above hour, date and location.


A description of the work of this project can be summarized to include the construction of an access road, civil site improvements, construction of cabin(s), demolition of an existing dormitory/restroom building, renovation of the existing chapel (event center) and infrastructure including, water, sewer, fire sprinkler, electrical, and plumbing. This project is subject to the requirements of the Buy American Act per 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 661.

A pre-bid conference will be held at the project site, in Ponderosa State Park, McCall, Idaho on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, starting at 11am. General Contractors intending to submit a bid are  required to attend.

Plans, specifications, proposal forms and other information are on file for examination at the following locations:

  • Idaho Dept. of Parks & Recreation, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, ID 83716 (208) 514-2451
  • Associated General Contractors, 1649 W. Shoreline Dr., Ste. 100, Boise, ID 83702 (208) 344-2531
  • ARC Document Solutions, 2700 W. Idaho St., Boise, ID 83702 (208) 342-4141
  • Blueprint Specialties, 6205 W. Overland Rd., Boise, ID 83709 (208) 377-0294
  • Spokane Regional Plan Center, 209 N. Havana St, Spokane, WA 99220 (509) 328-9600


A bid bond in the amount of 5% of the total bid amount, including any add alternates, is required.

Bid Documents are available electronically free of charge. Bidders can obtain documents by contacting:

Nadine Curtis

Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation

5657 Warm Springs Ave.

Boise, Idaho, 83716 (208)-514-2451


A Public Works Contractors License for the State of Idaho is required to bid on this work.

Estimated Cost: $3,000,000 (Base Bid)

Questions regarding this advertisement may be directed to Joel Halfhill, South Region Construction Manager (208) 830-4745.

Upcoming Development Projects 2024

Project Location Description Approximate Timeframe
Three Island Crossing State Park
Upgrade restroom/old visitor center
Out for bid spring 2024
Castle Rocks State Park
VC Water System Upgrade
Out for bid spring 2024
Castle Rocks State Park
Fish Pond Improvements (ADA)
Out for bid late spring/early summer 2024

The table below includes some of the projects planned, but is by no means all inclusive. For more information about upcoming projects contact the Development Bureau at

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