Date of Stay: May 12 and 13, 2012.
Weather During Stay: Warm and sunny with pleasantly cool nights.
Sites: 14 pull-through sites, half of which are FHU (2 of these have both 30 and 50 amp, the remainder 30 amps) and half of which are W and E only (two of which have 50 amps). Our site, number 6, had a new cable TV connection; I’m not sure how many others had cable TV.
Sites are level gravel, separated by grass lawns. No picnic tables. A dump station is available, as are bathrooms and showers. The laundry room has one washer and one dryer and a small exchange library. Trees are scattered here and there in the campground, with tall trees on the perimeter.
Rate: We paid the Passport America rate, $15/night for 30 or 50 amps FHU. Excellent price.
Phone/radio/TV: Verizon worked for phone and aircard. No obstacles for TV satellite in our site, but others - with trees - might have an issue. Some channels were available on the air antenna, four of them excellent Idaho PBS. No local NPR. Cable TV available at site 6 and possibly others, for an extra fee of $1.50/day.
Elevation/Landscape/Terrain: Located at around 2,500 ft., this small park is sandwiched between the main route to the nearby Three Islands Crossing State Park and a railroad track. Flat and green, with views of neighboring homes and passing trains.
Lighting/Noise: No obtrusive lighting at night. This park is very near to a railroad track and train noise is noticeable. During our two night stay, all horn blowing was done at a distance. We both were surprised by how little the trains bothered us and how well we slept. Surprisingly, we found the traffic on the nearby road more disturbing - but still not bad at night.
Favorite Sites: The biggest difference in sites is proximity to either the railroad or the road, and whether you need 50 amps or not. If so, choose sites 5 or 6 (FHU) or 8 or 9 (W/E).
Comments: During our stay, Craig, the owner, was in residence and frequently working on his small, tidy campground. Several sites were occupied by what appeared to be long-term rigs, but with none of the junk that often accumulates. We found our stay relaxed and enjoyable. Small Glenns Ferry, located at a strategic crossing of the Snake River, played an important role on the Oregon Trail; we enjoyed our visit to the state park‘s Oregon Trail interpretive center.