SP Campground Review – Three Island Crossing State Park, Glenns Ferry, ID
A very green and wonderfully historic State Park in South-Central ID.
Note/ Review updated as of last stay May, 2013
- Site Quality = 4/5
The site quality here is very nice although upper & lower loops are quite different. All are long, flat paved sites with picnic table and fire-pit. Most are back-in 30Amp/water although there are 3 sites (#2-4) offering 50Amp and a select few pull-thoughs. There are also several “double hookup” sites (sized for 2 campers side-by-side)
-> In Upper loop (#1-43) the sites are wonderfully spaced around a huge (enormous!) green lawn with plenty of large shade trees. Front-facing sites (#7-20) have views of the valley too. Great separation, easy access & very green. This is definitely the loop to stay in.
-> In Lower loop (#44-82) sites are tight (most are far too close for my liking) and access is more difficult. Good shade and green, but no views. The only sites with decent space are the pull-throughs (81,82).
- Facilities = 4/5
Good facilities here. The showers were large with good pressure and temperature -> only ding is they have that annoying spray-head. Lots of extra facilities around the park including a large day-use area, river access (for fishing), the wonderful Oregon Trail Interpretive center and several hiking trails. On-site dump station.
- Location = 4/5
Glenns Ferry is a smallish town, but with easy access off I-84 and some cute, little touches. The main interest here is the Oregon Trail History and for that alone this is a great stop. There is also a winery (with golf course!), a small down-town and (very) basic shopping.
- Pet Friendliness = 5/5
Great doggie site. The large, green lawn is perfect doggie-rolling/romping ground and there is a small, but good selection of hiking trails in the park.
Overall Rating = 4.25
BONUS ALERT = Explore the heart and history of the Oregon Trail!
Summary: We thoroughly enjoyed this stop. Southern Idaho can be scorching hot and dry in summer, and Three Island Crossing provides an oasis of a green in the desert. There is a wonderful Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, several hiking trails and huge (enormous) green lawns which are meticulously watered and tended. The campground has beautiful large shade trees, flat,paved sites nice “sitting areas”and electric/water hookups. The upper loop (#1-43) is most definitely the spot to stay with great separation, lots of space and even a few sites with views (front-side #7-20). The lower loop (#44-82) is far more cluttered and not nearly as nice. During the week the place is mostly empty, but we gather it fills up in the week-end. We found the park most relaxing and would definitely come back.
Extra Info: 3 bars of strong Verizon 4G LTE plus full 3G signal. Sites cost $23.32/night (30 or 50Amp/water), $40.28 for double-sites. There is an extra $5/day use fee ontop of the daily camping fee (can also be covered by an annual Idaho Motor Vehicle Entrance Pass for $40). Golden Age pass gives 50% off Mon-Thurs. 82 total sites, all reservable in peak season. On-site dump station.SPONSORED LINK:
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