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  • Camping in the Yankee Fork Drainage

    The following are developed campsites available for overnight camping in the Yankee Fork drainage, operated by the Forest Service during the summer season. They are available on a first-come-first serve basis. Dispersed camping is also plentiful throughout the drainage and along the Custer Motorway. Note that in developed and dispersed camping sites on the Salmon-Challis National Forest, the stay limit is 16 days. Within the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, the stay limit is 14 days.

     

    Blind Creek Campground

    This campground is the first of several campsites along the canyon formed by the Yankee Fork of the Salmon River. Fishing for rainbow trout in the river, and interpretive and historical tours are available nearby at the Yankee Fork Gold Dredge and Custer. Each of the five sites has picnic tables and fire rings with cooking grills. There is a vault toilet. The sites accommodate trailers and motorhomes up to 32 feet. Cost is $5 per site per night.

     

    Flat Rock Campground

    This campground offers camping adjacent to the Yankee Fork of the Salmon River. Facilities at each of the six sites include picnic tables and fire pits with cooking grills. Campground amenities include a vault toilet and hand pump for drinking water but no full hookups. Sites accommodate trailers and motorhomes up to 32 feet long. Cost is $10 per site per night.

     

    Flat Rock Extension

    Just upriver from Flat Rock Campground, this little campground is a favorite. Shaded sites sit along the road and the Yankee Fork River is across the road. Three campsite facilities include picnic tables, tent pads, and fire rings with cooking grills. The campground has a vault toilet and accommodates trailers and motorhomes up to 16 feet. There are no hookups, and drinking water is only available from nearby Flat Rock Campground. Cost is $5 per site per night.

     

    Pole Flat Campground

    This ten site campground is away from the main road and up the hill overlooking the river and the dredge ponds. Campsites include picnic tables, tent pads, and fire rings with cooking grills. Campground amenities include a vault toilet and drinking water. Sites accommodate trailers and motorhomes up to 32 feet long. Cost is $10 per site per night.

     

    Custer #1

    This campground is along the Custer Motorway just above the townsite of Custer, a boom town during the late 1800's. Facilities include six sites with picnic tables and fire rings with cooking grills. Campground has a vault toilet and can accommodate trailers and motorhomes up to 32 feet long. Cost is $5 per site per night.