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.

5 months ago

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