WASHINGTON BASIN

NAME: Washington Basin
COUNTY: Custer
ROADS: 4WD
GRID: 4
CLIMATE: Cool winter/snow and summer.
BEST TIME TO VISIT:
Fall, Spring, Summer.
COMMENTS: A neat site.
REMAINS: Many remains in the area.
Aside from the numerous mines in Washington Basin, it is the beautiful mountain scenery that makes the basin worthy of a visit. The landscape is some of Idaho’s prettiest. The road into the basin is at best a pickup truck road and a four-wheel drive road at its worst. One cannot help but wonder how boilers and other heavy equipment ever made it into such a remote area. Much of it still remains scattered throughout the basin.


Submitted by Henry Chenoweth.

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