Land of the Yankee Fork State Park, Challis

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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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  • Cost $5 a person. Volunteers gave a lot of information. This is a lot bigger than expected. Would not have wanted to work on it. 
    Cost $5 a person. Volunteers gave a lot of information. This is a lot bigger than expected. Would not have wanted to work on it.  more »
  • We stopped here first before heading west to the Ghost Towns of Bayhorse, Bonanza & Custer plus the (Admission) Yankee Fork Dredge. You pay $7 to Park and $2 a piece to see the museum. The $7 covers.....  more
    We stopped here first before heading west to the Ghost Towns of Bayhorse, Bonanza & Custer plus the (Admission) Yankee Fork Dredge. You pay $7 to Park and $2 a piece to see the museum. The $7 covers.....  more »
  • We were staying in Stanley, ID. This is an amazing Park and literally can take all day. We were there 9/19/20. The tours are closed as of Labor day, but still worth while. Several things to bear in... 
    We were staying in Stanley, ID. This is an amazing Park and literally can take all day. We were there 9/19/20. The tours are closed as of Labor day, but still worth while. Several things to bear in...  more »

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