Box Canyon construction is completed. Due to eagles wintering in the area, the back parking lot will remain closed until Spring 2021. The front parking lot will remain open. It is less than a mile walk to the overlook and the trail head. But just a reminder, it is $7 to park in that parking lot, unless you have your Idaho state park passport.
Ritter Island offers excellent opportunities for photography and birdwatching. Nestled alongside the picturesque Snake River, between two magnificent springs, the property provides a sense of serenity and solitude – the perfect venue for small events and weddings. The site will continue to host the annual Thousand Springs Art Festival that it has become famous for and offering the public the opportunity to tour the existing historic structures.
There are two perfect houses on the island that can be rented for families wanting to experience the property’s charm.
Ritter Island Rentals
Stay the night at Thousand Springs! There are two historic overnight rental homes available at Ritter Island: The Rock House and the Yellow House.
Read about the history and background of Ritter Island from the Nature Conservancy:
Take a Tour
Ritter Island is open Thursday – Monday (closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays) 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day Weekend. You can take a self guided tour of the barn and walk to Minnie Miller Springs. Volunteers will be there to answer questions you may have.
Schedule a Tour
Call Thousand Springs State Park staff: (208) 837-4505.