Bayhorse Recreation Site

Salmon River, Near Challis, Idaho

Bayhorse Recreation Site does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


Bayhorse Campground is at 5400-foot elevation and is ten miles south of Challis on Highway 75. Named for a historic mining district, Bayhorse Campground has 11 campsites along the Salmon River offering plentiful fishing. Anglers come for the resident cutthroat and rainbow trout, steelhead and whitefish. Visitors can take the road west to Bayhorse Lake, which is near a number of historic mines. The entire area is rich in mining history, and this is a comfortable base camp for exploring the Land of the Yankee Fork. Amenities Include:

11 first come, first served campsites with picnic tables and fire rings, seasonal campground hosts, potable water, vault toilets, boat ramp and day use parking area, and plenty of hiking trails and interpretive sites to explore. There is limited cell service at this site. Electric and water hook-ups are not available.