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Thousand Springs State Park

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- elevation  2,800 ft (853 m)
Phone  +1 208-837-4505
Area  6.07 kmĀ²
Thousand Springs State Park
Address  1074 E 2350 S, Hagerman, ID 83332, USA
Management  Idaho State Parks and Recreation
Similar  1000 Springs Resort, Ritter Island State Park, Miracle Hot Springs, Hagerman RV Village, Hagerman Fossil Beds National

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Thousand Springs State Park is a state park of Idaho, USA, comprising 5 units in the Hagerman Valley. In 2005 as part of a master planning process, it was decided to combine 4 existing state parks under a single new entity. A fifth unit has since been added. The units as they currently stand are Billingsley Creek, Earl M. Hardy Box Canyon Springs Nature Preserve, Malad Gorge, Niagara Springs, and Ritter Island.

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Billingsley CreekEdit

This former ranch was purchased by the state in 2001. One feature is the homesite of western author Vardis Fisher. Billingsley Creek Unit totals 286 acres (116 ha).

Earl M. Hardy Box Canyon Springs Nature PreserveEdit

This 350-acre (140 ha) box canyon has 250-foot-high (76 m) walls. At its head is the eleventh-largest spring in North America, gushing 180,000 US gallons (680,000 L) per minute. There is a 20-foot (6.1 m) waterfall. This 350-acre (140 ha) property is in development and is co-managed with The Nature Conservancy.

Malad GorgeEdit

Malad Gorge is a 250-foot-deep (76 m) canyon formed by the Malad River, downstream from a 60-foot (18 m) waterfall. This 652-acre (264 ha) day-use-only unit is just off Interstate 84 and offers hiking and picnicking. A section of the Oregon Trail is visible. Rock pigeons, red-tailed hawks and golden eagles nest in the canyon. Yellow-bellied marmots are found on the canyon floor.

Niagara SpringsEdit

Proclaimed a National Natural Landmark, this area borders the Snake River and features sheer basalt cliffs 350 feet (110 m) high. There are 179 acres (72 ha) in two parcels, acquired in 1971 and 1976.

Ritter IslandEdit

This unit lies along the Snake River between two large springs.

References

Thousand Springs State Park Wikipedia


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