~Three Island Crossing State Park~

 

Three Island Crossing State Park in Glenns Ferry, Idaho

Glenns Ferry, Idaho
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.

 

Snake River
Snake River
Common Nighthawk
Common Nighthawk

 There appears to be a baby sitting next to the adult. I didn’t realize it was there until I looked at these photos.

With a baby?
With a baby?

Yellow Warblers were everywhere.

Yellow Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow Warbler

 Our site, too bad we were only there one night.

It was very hot, so we used window shades along with our regular shades.
It was very hot, so we used window shades along with our regular shades.

 

Lots of green!
Lots of green!

 

Cabins for rent
Cabins for rent

 

Wildflower
Wildflowers

 

Berries
Berries

Sunlight shinning on bugs. Lots of bugs, lots of birds!

Bugs
Bugs

 

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.

Snake River, Glenns Ferry, Idaho (9:00pm)
Snake River, Glenns Ferry, Idaho (9:00pm)

 

 

4 thoughts on “~Three Island Crossing State Park~”

    1. Thank you Beth. Yes, it is always nice to have a peaceful and beautiful location in which to stop. This is our first time, in a very long time, traveling in the summer. It sure is crowded here on the Oregon Coast. We are use to – a few less – people! 🙂

  1. I’ll say…that is a beautiful spot! Love the yellow warblers and the picture of the bugs is amazing! Thanks for taking us there too Sheila!

    1. Hi Gay! Thanks! We are sitting here today at Bullards Beach State Park with COOL and CLOUDY weather. Yesterday was gorgeous, but today it is just cold to me. Hope you are still enjoying colorful Colorado!

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