Three Island Crossing State Park in Glenns Ferry, Idaho
Glenns Ferry was one of the most famous and treacherous river crossings on the Oregon Trail. Pioneers forded the Snake River at the Three Island Crossing until 1869, when Gustavus “Gus” Glenn constructed a ferry about two miles upstream, primarily to expedite freight but also for emigrants. His boat, which could hold two wagons, cut nearly twenty miles from the former route. In 1871 the city of Glenns Ferry was established. Construction of the Oregon Short Line Railroad through the town in 1883 gave the city its first major employer.
Three Island Crossing State Park, opened in 1971, is home to The Oregon Trail History and Education Center, where visitors can learn about pioneer emigrants and Native American history. The Glenns Ferry community sponsors a crossing commemoration the second Saturday of each August. The townsite was platted in 1871, just downstream from the ferry site. (taken from Web)
I captured the following photos walking around Three Island Crossing State Park. What a truly beautiful state park, with its lush grass, tall trees, numerous species of birds and the Snake River meandering along its boundary.
There appears to be a baby sitting next to the adult. I didn’t realize it was there until I looked at these photos.
Yellow Warblers were everywhere.
Our site, too bad we were only there one night.
Sunlight shinning on bugs. Lots of bugs, lots of birds!
The four of us sat on a park bench, for the longest time, simply enjoying the setting sun and watching the fading, sunlight dance across the mountains.