Idaho whitewater, salmon river - yankee fork custer county, upper road end to salmon river section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information. Around 1866, montana prospectors came searching for placer mining they named the creek 'yankee fork', because everyone in the party was a yankee. The yankee fork gold dredge is one of the best historical gold dredges in existence today and definitely worth a visit the structure has been.
100 yankee fork road and hwy 75 stanley, idaho 83278 (may through september) for reservations or information contact white otter at 208-788-5005 or. Yankee fork and hoe is a leading producer of garden tools which is a mature, cost sensitive market currently the firm is falling behind on on-time deliveries. On the south side of challis, at the junction of us-93 and hwy-75, the excellent, modern land of yankee fork state park visitors center (208/879-5244, daily.
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. It was donated to the us forest service by jr simplot in 1966, and in 1980 the yankee fork gold dredge association began providing guided tours to the. One place in particular is the yankee fork gold dredge, about 20 miles that jr simplot completed the 5 1/2 mile claim up the yankee fork. We profile some places -- like the yankee fork, the blackfoot, curlew national grassland, the kootenai and the portneuf -- where we're.
Land of yankee fork has several interesting historical sites including the challis bison kill site, the ghost towns of custer, bayhorse and bonanza and the. Bonanza ccc group campground is located nine miles up the scenic and historic yankee fork drainage it is approximately 23 miles from stanley, idaho, at an. View notes - case 3 yankee fork and hoe importable from dsci 441 at old dominion university month 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 avg total year. A trip to the land of the yankee fork, the historic mining region nestled between stanley and challis, is unforgettable hop in the car for a.
This massive piece of mining equipment traveled up and down the yankee fork of the salmon river from 1940 to 1952 the dredge dug its. Station is operated in cooperation with the idaho department of water resources (idwr) this station managed by the boise field office. Bonanza, the yankee fork dredge, and custer - idaho: ghosts of the gem state - ghost towns of the mountain west - your guide to the hidden history. Find the most current and reliable 7 day weather forecasts, storm alerts, reports and information for yankee fork salmon river, id, us with the. The trail begins behind the bonanza guard station, off west fork yankee trail road, and starts with a half mile section of atv trail after a half mile the trail.
In the salmon challis national forest in idaho, among the tall pines and rugged cliffs along the yankee fork of the salmon river drainage, there is an idaho. Statement of the problem snake river chinook salmon, steelhead, and bull trout have been listed under the endangered species act as threatened, and. I got a chance to go see the yankee fork gold dredge this fall when i was working in idaho it was powered by two 350 horse ingersoll-rand,. The shoshone-bannock tribes (tribes) initiated a chinook salmon ( oncorhynchus tshawytscha) reintroduction project in yankee fork salmon river, idaho to.
The yankee fork salmon river is a 28-mile (45 km) tributary of the salmon river in custer county, idaho in the united states it originates in the salmon river. Foruntely, the land of the yankee fork state park is one place where past and present collide–and home to more than a few massive surprises. It was restored by the yankee fork gold dredge association, the us forest service, and idaho state parks dept and is currently operated by.