Island Park, Idaho
Big Springs Island Park Reviews
Sep 16, 2007
This is one of my favorite places in the whole wide world. It has always given me piece...even with the new addition of annoying seagulls and those that throw food tho them.
Near sunset walk the mile or so on the edge of the river and watch the sun go down over the old railroad bed. If you have difficulty walking no problem there is a side road to get there so you can still appreciate the purples, yellows, oranges and reds...that I have yet to see anywhere else in this country...and all of the photography I have seen...of the world.
You can feed the fish there, and they are huge. Be kind, they are protected. I grew up in this area and watched the old fish get bigger and bigger until one winter someone came and poached these behemoth Rainbow trout. So these new ones are smaller, but still nice.
If you show up in the day time...and can get there in the fluxuating times that it is open John Sack's cabin is very interesting. The dude lived in that area in the early part of the 20th century all by himslef. He was 5' tall and so he built the cabin, and all of the furniture to his level. When you are 6'4" like me, it makes for an interesting tour through. He did some great work, and any help you can give them in fantastic. Something that should be preserved.
Around his cabin at dusk there is a good chance for moose sightings. And they will stick around for a long time, so you can get some good looks.
Most of all this is the part of the country I love the most. Please be kind, don't litter, don't damage, and just enjoy the quiet and beauty.
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