Why it is a Conservation Priority
The Draper Wood River Preserve, completed in 2007, ties together many past river and riparian projects in the heart of Hailey by protecting 80 acres and 1/2 mile of Big Wood River frontage. The trade with the State of Idaho, which created the preserve, also included a 40-acre parcel that became a link for further river protection and public access downstream when the 103-acre Preserve at Colorado Gulch conservation agreement was donated at the end of the year.
What To Do And See:
An ideal close-to-home area to view over 48 bird species and catch a glimpse of
Visiting Draper Wood River Preserve:
Draper Wood River Preserve can be accessed by either of two Hailey entrances. Cedar Bend Entrance: Turn west on Cedar St in South Hailey and park near the entrance on the right side of the road. China Garden Main Entrance: Turn west on Elm St in Hailey and continue to Aspen Dr. Turn left on Aspen Dr and park at the entrance on the right side of the road.
Restoration & Education Goals:
Draper Wood River Preserve Media Links: