Saturday, September 18, 2021

TUMBLEWEEDS: Three Island Crossing - last campout of the season

This is our final and yearly Joint Campout with the Mountain Home High Desert Travelers.

MEALS:
Fri-Sun, October 1st - 3rd (some arriving Thursday, Sept 30)
Campsite Check-In time is 2 p.m. and Check-Out time is 1 p.m.

* Friday Happy Hour - 6 PM in the east Pavilion - bring snacks and appetizers to share with 34 people
* Saturday Potluck Dinner - 6 PM in the east Pavilion -- bring entrees, side dishes, salads, desserts, etc to share with 36 people 

CONFIRMED ATTENDEES:
  • Rita & Jim - #76
  • Cathie & Mike - #85 (Thursday)
  • Roy & Rosemary - #82 (Thursday)
  • Dani & Ted - #54  (Thursday) (friends of Rosemary)
  • Rod & Sue - # ?  (Thursday)
  • Katie & Frank - # ?
  • Dave & Julie - 60 (Thursday)
  • Dave & Leigha - # 45
  • Stan & Daniela - #46 (friends of Dave & Leigha)
  • Bill & Lois - #53 (friends of Rita)
  • Bonne & Dennis - #56
  • Mary Ann & Rich - # ?
  • High Desert Travelers - 5 rigs  
  • If you are planning on attending and your name is not on this list, please let me know ASAP. Also, if you want to come just for dinner on Saturday night, please let me know. Glenns Ferry is only about an hour from Boise so come join us for the best gathering of the season!!!!
And GOOD NEWS: Beccie & Jim will be joining us for Saturday dinner and providing the entertainment!!!!! Personally, the best part of the campout!! 😉

DIRECTIONS:
  • GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude)
    42.94, -115.31806
    42°56'24"N, 115°19'5"W
  • 72 miles east of Boise on I-84, exit at mile marker 120, turn right on Bannock.
  • Left on 1st Ave, right on Commercial Ave, right on Madison and travel approximately 1 mile to the park entrance.
INFORMATION ON THREE ISLAND CROSSING
Modern travelers will find a stay at Three Island Crossing much more hospitable than did the 19th century Oregon Trail pioneers who crossed the mighty Snake River at this location. Located just two miles off Interstate 84 at the Glenns Ferry exit, the park offers a campground with water and electrical service, eight cabins, picnic areas, historical interpretive programs and a fascinating admission-free interpretive center.  

The park is a convenient rest stop for highway travelers looking for a place to camp as well as for golf enthusiasts looking to play a round or two at Carmela Winery & Golf Course located less than 500 yards from the park. Visitors are often surprised to find soft grass and shady trees in this high desert area.

Take a self-guided tour of the park and see the original wagon ruts and Conestoga replicas. Visit the Oregon Trail History and Education Center to learn more about pioneers, early settlers and Native American history. Dangle your feet or a line in the Snake River where emigrants made their historic crossings. Or sit under a tree and enjoy a picnic lunch.

Oregon Trail History Center: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. Closed Sunday, Monday and holidays.

Three Island Crossing's disc golf course sits along the Snake River, featuring 18 baskets that present players with varying degrees of difficulty. It challenges the beginning golfer and the experienced player alike. Discs are available for purchase at the Oregon Trail History and Education Center.

FOR THOSE OF YOU WITH ATVS/UTVS
All boats, trailers, or other motorized vehicles must fit entirely within the campsite parking spur provided. Any equipment that does not fit entirely within the sites designated parking area must be parked outside the campground in an area designated by the park manager.

All campsite and facility use fees accommodate one (1) vehicle MVEF per night. Any additional MVEF (Motor Vehicle Entry Fee) and per person charges will be collected at the park. MVEF may be paid for at the daily rate or by purchasing a State Park Passport or an Annual Motor Vehicle Entrance Fee sticker.

Let me know if you have any questions. If you are unable to attend and need to cancel, please let me know before you cancel your reservations. There are several folks who want to attend but have been unable to get reservations. Thanks. 

See you at Three Island Crossing!
--
Rita 😊
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Rita Anderson, President
Tumbleweeds Boise

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