Three Island Crossing State Park

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Three Island Crossing State Park
Idaho State Park
Country United States
State Idaho
County Elmore
Location Glenns Ferry
 - elevation 2,484 ft (757 m) [1]
 - coordinates 42°56′28″N 115°19′06″W / 42.941098°N 115.318395°W / 42.941098; -115.318395Coordinates: 42°56′28″N 115°19′06″W / 42.941098°N 115.318395°W / 42.941098; -115.318395
Area 613 acres (248 ha) [1]
Established 1968 [2]
Management Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
IUCN category V - Protected Landscape/Seascape
Location in Idaho
Website: Three Island Crossing State Park
A view of the Three Island Crossing state park and the Snake River.

Three Island Crossing State Park is a state park of Idaho, United States, interpreting the site of a ford of the Snake River on the Oregon Trail. The park is located in Glenns Ferry in Elmore County.

History[edit]

The site was used as a river crossing until 1869 when Gus Glenn built a ferry across the river about 2 miles (3.2 km) upstream.[1] The land was deeded from the city of Glenns Ferry to the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation in 1968 and was formally opened to the public as a state park in 1971.[2]

Activities and amenities[edit]

The park features a campground, cabins, and visitors center with interpretive exhibits.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Three Island Crossing State Park". Idaho Parks and Recreation. Retrieved October 22, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "State Lands in Idaho: History". Idaho Museum of Natural History. Retrieved October 22, 2017. 

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