Campers are getting more campsites to choose from in Floyd County But those campsites will cost the County more than originally thought.
During their regular board meeting Tuesday, Conservation Director Adams Sears told Supervisors the price tag to install 18 new camp pads, with water and electrical, at the Tosanak Recreational Area has gone up significantly since June; from $117,000 to just over $150,000.
Supervisor Roy Schwickerath backed moving forward with the project since it doesn’t appear prices will come down any time soon.
Sears noted that adding more campsites means the Conservation department can continue to capitalize on the increased interest in the outdoors that spiked in 2021 during the height of the pandemic.
Supervisors approved moving ahead with the project to be paid for with ARPA funds.
Prior to that approval, the County had allocated about $875,000 out of just over $3 million in total County ARPA money.