Land of the Yankee Fork State Park, Challis

#81 of 95 in Nature in Idaho
State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Land of the Yankee Fork State Park is a history-oriented public recreation area covering 521 acres (211 ha) in Custer County, Idaho, United States. The state park interprets Idaho's frontier mining history, including the ghost towns Bayhorse, Bonanza, and Custer. The interpretive center near Challis has a museum and gold panning station. The park was created in 1990 with the purchase of twenty acres where the interpretive center is located two miles south of Challis. It is operated by the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the United States Forest Service.
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  • We stopped in at the visitor center in Challis and then headed up the old road to Custer and the Dredge. We explored both locations fully. The whole family had a great day!  more »
  • The interpretive center has a good movie, lots of information, and a room of exhibits on the mining history. If vehicle has high clearance drive to the ghost towns.  more »

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