Three Island Crossing State Park Article

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Three Island Crossing State Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
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Map showing the location of Three Island Crossing State Park
Map showing the location of Three Island Crossing State Park
Location in Idaho
Map showing the location of Three Island Crossing State Park
Map showing the location of Three Island Crossing State Park
Location in the United States
Location Glenns Ferry, Idaho, United States
Coordinates 42°56′41″N 115°19′05″W / 42.94472°N 115.31806°W / 42.94472; -115.31806
THREE ISLAND CROSSING STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

42°56′41″N 115°19′05″W / 42.94472°N 115.31806°W / 42.94472; -115.31806
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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]

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]

References

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

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