In this page, you will find informations and advices we can give, based on our experience
Thousands Springs State Park - Idaho
What to do if you have little time : If you have little time, pass your way
We were impatient to discover Idaho. Our disappointment was even greater. Some of the sites we visited would have everything to please, especially those on the Snake River. Unfortunately, these sites are operated at the extreme for hydraulic power purpose, which disfigures Idaho.
The access to Thousand Springs State Park is 5$ (2012).
Thousand Springs State Park
3$ per vehicle
One of the harder State Parks to find !! It is spread over several sites. Those we have visited :
- Ritter Island : closed during our visit in June 2012. Only one waterfall was accessible, but against the light in the morning and infested with ... snakes. Not very welcoming. Just as the path to Ritter Island : pipelines and other buildings everywhere.
Access : from the 84, take exit 155, follow the East 2950 South, then the South 1500 East and finally the East 3200 South.
- Niagara Springs : it could be nice .... : clear water lake, waterfalls flowing down the hill and reflecting in the water, pelicans and many butterflies. Unfortunately, it stinks, it is very dirty (cans, toilet paper ...) and moreover it is not free ($ 5 per vehicle in 2012, self pay). Only the picnic area prior to the park entrance is maintained and pleasant.
Access : from the 84, take exit 157 and follow the South 1950 East to Niagara Springs.
We have tested :
Copyright Magali and David BELLEC