Land of the Yankee Fork State Park

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Land of the Yankee Fork State Park

Idaho

(208) 879-5244

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Overview

The Land of the Yankee Fork State Park brings to life Idaho's frontier mining history. This State Park is part of the larger Land of the Yankee Fork Historic Area located in scenic central Idaho. Managed by the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, the Salmon-Challis National Forest and the Challis District of the Bureau of Land Management this historic area provides unique historical interpretation and many recreational opportunities. At the Yankee Fork Visitor Center near Challis there are museum exhibits, a gold panning station, audiovisual programs, and friendly personnel to provide information on local mining history and area attractions. Also of interest are the ghost towns of Bonanza, Custer and Bayhorse, the Yankee Fork Gold Dredge, the Custer Motorway and the Challis Bison Jump.

Land of the Yankee Fork provides outstanding trail opportunities from hiking and biking trails, to motorised ATV and Motorbike trails. Camping in the National Forest and BLM lands is varied as well with both primitive and developed campsites available

There is truly something for everyone at Land of the Yankee Fork State Park and Historic Area!

Map of Land of the Yankee Fork (ID)

Latitude, Longitude: 44.475196, -114.208889

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Activities

  • Boating

    Whitewater Opportunities Nearby.

  • Camping

    Camping nearby at Forest Service and BLM lands.

  • Historic Sites

    Managed by the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, the Salmon-Challis National Forest and the Challis District of the Bureau of Land Management this historic area provides unique historical interpretation and many recreational opportunities. At the Yankee Fork Visitor Center near Challis there are museum exhibits, a gold panning station, audiovisual programs, and friendly personnel to provide information on local mining history and area attractions. Also of interest are the ghost towns of Bonanza, Custer and Bayhorse, the Yankee Fork Gold Dredge, the Custer Motorway and the Challis Bison Jump.

Directions

Driving

Interpretive center is at the junction of Hwys. 75 and 93, just south of Challis; other sites are at Custer.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(208) 879-5244

Campground reservations

(888) 922-6743

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