Land of Yankee Fork State Park

The Land of the Yankee Fork State Park brings to life Idaho's frontier mining history. Located in part of the larger Land of the Yankee Fork Historic Area in scenic central Idaho, there is something for everyone in this historic area.   The interpretive center near Challis offers museum exhibits, a gold panning station, audiovisual programs, and friendly personnel to provide information on local mining history and area attractions. Visit the nearby ghost towns of Bonanza, Custer and Bayhorse, the Yankee Fork Gold Dredge, the Custer Motorway and the Challis Bison Jump. 

Camping within and nearby the historic area can be found at National Forest, BLM and private campgrounds. Camping opportunities range from primitive to RV hookups and B&B’s.  The elevation at Custer is 6500’. 

Contact Land of Yankee Fork State Park

24424 Highway 75
Challis, Idaho  83226
Phone: (208) 879-5244


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Custer County, Idaho

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