Land of the Yankee Fork State Park Article

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Land of the Yankee Fork State Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Yankee Fork gold dredge.jpg
Yankee Fork gold dredge
Map showing the location of Land of the Yankee Fork State Park
Map showing the location of Land of the Yankee Fork State Park
Location in Idaho
Map showing the location of Land of the Yankee Fork State Park
Map showing the location of Land of the Yankee Fork State Park
Location in the United States
Location Custer County, Idaho, United States
Nearest city Challis, Idaho
Coordinates 44°28′33″N 114°12′38″W / 44.4758°N 114.2105°W / 44.4758; -114.2105
LAND OF THE YANKEE FORK STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

44°28′33″N 114°12′38″W / 44.4758°N 114.2105°W / 44.4758; -114.2105
Area521 acres (211 ha)
Max. elevation6,500 ft (2,000 m) (Custer) [1]
Min. elevation5,001 ft (1,524 m) (Chalis) [1]
Designation Idaho state park
Established1990 [2]
Administrator Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
Website Land of the Yankee Fork State 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. [1] 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. [2]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Land of the Yankee Fork State Park". Idaho Parks and Recreation. Retrieved May 28, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "History: State Lands in Idaho". Idaho Museum of Natural History. Retrieved March 4, 2011.

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