Named for an old mining community, this site along the Salmon River offers plentiful fishing and a concrete boating ramp. Location: Approximately 10 miles southwest of Challis, Idaho: travel south from Challis on Highway 93 for 2 miles, turn right onto Highway 75 and drive southwest for approximately 8 miles. The site will be on your right between the highway and the Salmon River. Facilities/Fees: 11 campsites Camping fee: $10/night Boat ramp and day use parking area Drinking water 1 double vault toilet Garbage collection Interpretative panels RV/bus parking Use season: year-round No horses allowed in camp area

This is a review of this place as a hike and not as a place to visit. It is actually well curated with lots of signs and information if you are into old mining towns. But the "hike" is just a short stroll around the small area of the remaining buildings. There is an ATV trail that ventures out but I did not see that part. It was late July and lots of aggressive flies will buzz you. Cool place to visit but not for the hiking.

hiking
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Cool ghost town that used to be a mining town back in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Cool old buildings

hiking
7 months ago