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Louisa County Considers Selling Baird Timber to Fund Campground Expansion

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Iowa’s Louisa County is considering selling Baird Timber to fund more campsites at a nearby park, a report said.

A meeting was held yesterday to decide whether or not to put the 18.5-acre public land for sale to fund the construction of a bathhouse with new showers and toilets as well as 22 new campsites at Virginia Grove.

The county believes that the expansion would cost almost $500,000. Louisa County Conservation estimated that Baird Timber would sell for about $80,000.

While in favor of the upgrades, Katie Hammond, the executive director of Louisa County Conservation, prefers the land to stay public. 

“I live on five acres, but I don’t have the space that I need to rejuvenate and be out in nature,” she noted. “And a lot of people that live in cities have even less space for them to roam, so public access is so important.” 

Baird Timber is a popular destination for hiking, class field trips, hunting, and more.

This story originally appeared on WQAD.

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