United States Bayhorse Ghost Town

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Steve West

Shoot with care
Bayhorse is an entry fee area that is operated by the State of Idaho. Bring small denominations of cash with you as there is no automated registration available. The entire ruins are behind fences, so be sure to respect those boundaries and remain on the designated, and well-defined paths.

About this spot
Bayhorse is a ghost town in Custer County, Idaho, United States, founded in 1877. After a new gold mine failed, silver was discovered in the area and a mine was started. Bayhorse was originally established by the silver mine.

In 1976, the entire community was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The town property was purchased by the state in 2006 and opened to the public in 2009 as part of the Land of the Yankee Fork State Park.

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