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Ritter Island


Snake River


Up to 3+ miles


Easy to moderate


State Park

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Hidden within the desert landscape exists the serene and beautiful Ritter Island Unit of Thousand Springs State Park. Located near Hagerman, Ritter Island is one of 7 park units that make up the State Park. Visitors can paddle along the crystal waters, hike the Kelton Trail, or walk to Bonniewview Lookout. The parking area is located near the Idaho Power Plant off of Ritchie Road.

Summertime is the perfect time to dip into the refreshing waters near Ritter Island. Walls of basalt surround you while the view of cascading waterfalls dominates the landscape. Thousand Springs State Park’s Ritter Island is a special place where everyone should be able to retreat for a quick and restful getaway.


From Boise, head east on I-84 for about an hour and a half. Take exit 147 toward Tuttle. Drive about 0.2 miles onto E 2350 S until you see the first cross street onto Ritchie Rd. Take a left on Ritchie Rd, and drive about 4.7 miles until turning right onto E 2900 S for 0.4 miles. Take a sharp left onto S 1175 E and continue for a mile until you reach E 3000 S. Take a right onto E 3003. After 2 miles, turn right onto S 1300 E and follow the road until you reach the Thousand Springs Grade turnoff.