Back in the 19th century, Oregon Trail pioneers crossed the imposing Snake River at the site which is now known as Three Island Crossing State Park. Located in Glenns Ferry, Idaho, the park offers fascinating history, a full-service campground, and a host of recreational activities all in one place.
Visit the park and you can still see the pioneers' original wagon ruts, get a close-up look at Conestoga replicas and visit the Oregon Trail History and Education Center to learn more about the history of the region. You can also cast a line in the Snake River, enjoy a scenic waterfront picnic or just enjoy spending some quality time in the great outdoors.
Carmela Winery & Golf Course is also located less than 500 yards from the park, making it the perfect place to stop in for a night or three. Though it's located in a high desert area, the Three Island Crossing State Park campground still offers plenty of shade and soft grass. There are dozens of serviced campsites to choose from, and pets are more than welcome to join you in the campground. However, while there are also eight cabins available, pets are not permitted in these buildings.
A motor vehicle entry fee of $5 applies, while campsites vary from $22 to $45 per night. If you're traveling with your pet, make sure you abide by all park rules and regulations surrounding pets. These include sticking to those areas designated as pet-friendly, making sure your pet is confined or on a leash at all times, and ensuring that your furry friend is never left unattended. As always, it's essential that you clean up after your dog.
Three Island Crossing State Park has plenty to offer to campers of all ages and is a relaxing spot to enjoy with your canine pal. Check it out if you ever get the chance.