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Land of the Yankee Fork State Park

 

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Hwy 75 & Hwy 93 Challis, ID 83226
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.
 
 

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Feb. 3, 2012, 8:11 a.m. - Heather U. permalink
We go to this area almost yearly. Beautiful area, lots of sights to see. Make sure to check out the Yankee Fork Gold Dredge, hopefully you'll be lucky enough to have a tour guide that was a previous operator, although not very likely. The history in Custer is amazing, and the town is coming to life again. Check it out on a weekend when they have lots going on. You can tour the school house, watch a movie, and buy treats in the Saloon!
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