This group campground is an ideal setting for large groups and family reunions. The site overlooks Bonanza Ghost town and is 2 miles from Custer ghost town. Plenty of hiking trails are in the area. Campground is by reservation only from memorial day through labor day, and is available on a graduated fee schedule, based upon the group size. there are picnic tables and fire rings with cooking grills for 12 sites. The campground has a spring to provide drinking water and accomodates trailers and RV's up to 50 feet long. There is a greywater dump station and garbage collection station. Groups will enjoy the large central gathering area on site.
At a Glance
This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at http://www.recreation.gov
1-25 people - $35/group/night 26-50 people - $50/group/night 51-70 people - $100/group/night maximum group size is 70 people
5/25 - 10/15
Directions: From Stanley:Drive 11 miles east on Highway 75 to the Sunbeam Dam overlook. Turn left onto forest road #013 for about seven miles. Turn left at the Bonanza Guard station, and continue 1/2 mile beyond the guard station.From Challis:Drive 42 miles west on Highway 75 to the Sunbeam Dam overlook. Turn right onto forest road #013 for about seven miles. Turn left at the Bonanza Guard station, and continue 1/2 mile beyond the guard station.
This campground is only a short distance from both the Yankee Fork Dredge and the townsites of Bonanza and Custer. The area's rich mining history is interpreted through both guided (Memorial Day through Labor Day) and self-guided tours.