Local Resources

County Government

County Courthouse
Challis, ID 83226-0385
Phone: (208) 879-2360
Fax: (208) 879-5246


North Custer Museum for Regional History
P.O. Box 776, Challis, ID 83226
Located on the lower end of Main Street, near intersection with 13th Street
Open all year by appt., call for hours
Phone: (208) 879-2846

Lost River Museum
Box 572, Mackay, ID 83251
312 Capitol St., Mackay, ID 83251
Phone: (208) 588 - 3133
Lost River Museum

McGown Museum
Cort Conley in Idaho for the Curious, a Guide (1982) mentions a McGown Museum housed in the old Custer schoolhouse and ran by the forest service (p. 362). The Idaho Alamanac, 1977, also mentions a Custer Museum. See Custer Walking Tour, Salmon-Challis National Forest, Yankee Fork Ranger District


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