Thousand Springs State Park

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Thousand Springs State Park

Idaho

(208) 837-4505

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Things To Do

     

Overview

Thousand Springs State Park, with its nine beautiful units, is a testament to why the area is called the Magic Valley. Visitors can view wagon ruts and bridge abutments at Kelton Trail, explore the magnificent Malad Gorge, access the riding arena at Billingsley Creek, get writing inspiration at Vardis Fisher, step back in time and tour historic structures at Ritter Island and Bonnieview, take in the scenery at Earl M. Hardy Box Canyon Springs Nature Preserve, view Niagara Springs, fish at Crystal Lake. Day use opportunities abound within the units of Thousand Springs State Park.

Most of the history at this park is on the geologic scale. The cracks and folds of rock along the canyon cliffs record the movements of earth, lava and water.

The shorter history of humans in the area starts with the Indians, who piled rocks along the rim to capture bison and other game animals. The historic Kelton Trail runs through the park, providing Western-history buffs with excellent wagon ruts and traces of the Kelton Stage Stop.

Map of Thousand Springs (ID)

Latitude, Longitude: 42.858252, -114.873835

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Activities

  • Camping

    Group Camping (of 25 or more) With Prior Approval. Toilets available for use.

  • Fishing

    Great fishing opportunities.

  • Picnicking

    Group shelter.

Directions

Driving

From Boise go E. on I-84 about 89 miles. From Twin Falls travel W. on I-84 about 32 miles. Signage for the Thousand Springs State Park Units begin along I-84 at the Hagerman Exit 147 near Tuttle.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(208) 837-4505

Campground reservations

(888) 922-6743

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