Three Island Crossing State Park

Quick Facts

Three Island Crossing State Park

Idaho

(208) 366-2394

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Overview

Three Island Crossing State Park is located on the Snake River at Glenns Ferry. It is home to The Oregon Trail History and Education Center where visitors can learn about pioneer emigrants and Native American history.

Oregon Trail pioneers knew this spot well. It was one of the most famous river crossings on the historic trail. Pioneer travelers used the three-island crossing until 1869, when Gus Glenn constructed a ferry about two miles upstream. The Glenns Ferry community sponsors a crossing commemoration the second Saturday of each August. Events often include living history presentations and historic skills fair.

There are many things to do at the lovely day use area that's located directly on the Snake River. Picnic tables are scattered about so pull up a tree and enjoy your picnic lunch. Wild life viewing is great while you walk around on the self guided trails near the river. Don't forget to check out the Conestoga wagons before you go (three wagon replicas are on display outside the history center and at an overlook area.)

Map of Three Island Crossing (ID)

Latitude, Longitude: 42.941360, -115.318465

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Activities

  • Camping

    Electricity , Max 100' Sites, most 60' + , Cabins, Showers , Flush Toilets, Group Shelter , Dump Stations

  • Fishing

    Great fishing available on the Snake River.

  • Hiking

    Wonderful hiking trails throughout the park and surrounding areas.

  • Historic Sites

    Three Island Crossing State Park is located on the Snake River at Glenns Ferry. It is home to The Oregon Trail History and Education Center where visitors can learn about pioneer emigrants and Native American history.

    Oregon Trail pioneers knew this spot well. It was one of the most famous river crossings on the historic trail. Pioneer travelers used the three-island crossing until 1869, when Gus Glenn constructed a ferry about two miles upstream. The Glenns Ferry community sponsors a crossing commemoration the second Saturday of each August. Events often include living history presentations and historic skills fair.

Directions

Driving

I-84 at Glenns Ferry, Exit 121, turn left on 1st Ave; left on Commercial Ave; then right on Madison Ave. Travel approximately 1 mile on Madison Ave to the park entrance.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(208) 366-2394

Campground reservations

(888) 922-6743

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