Three Island Crossing State Park

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Three Island Crossing State Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
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Location Glenns Ferry, Idaho, United States
Coordinates 42°56′41″N115°19′05″W / 42.94472°N 115.31806°W / 42.94472; -115.31806 Coordinates: 42°56′41″N115°19′05″W / 42.94472°N 115.31806°W / 42.94472; -115.31806 [1]
Area613 acres (248 ha) [1]
Elevation2,484 ft (757 m) [1]
Designation Idaho state park
Established1968 [2]
Administrator Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
Website Three Island Crossing State Park

Three Island Crossing State Park is a history-focused public recreation area in Glenns Ferry, Elmore County, Idaho, United States, that interprets the site of a ford of the Snake River on the Oregon Trail. The state park features camping, cabins, disk golf, and a visitors center with interpretive exhibits. [1]

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History

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]

Wildlife

Residential animals of this state park feature deer, waterfowl, fox, swans, songbirds, pelicans, eagles.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 "Three Island Crossing State Park". Idaho Parks and Recreation. Retrieved October 22, 2017.
  2. 1 2 "History: State Lands in Idaho". Idaho Museum of Natural History. Retrieved October 22, 2017.