The little town of Hammett, Idaho is adjacent to the Snake River on Idaho highway 84 and 1 hour from Boise, Idaho, 1 hour from Twin Falls, Idaho and 5 hours from Twin Bridges, Montana.
The Snake River is a major river approximately 1,078 miles long in the USA Pacific Northwest flowing thru Wyoming from Jackson Lake thru Jackson Hole Canyon, Southern Idaho, Hells Canyon in Orego, Palouse Hills in Washington emptying into its tributary and the largest in North America, the Columbia River. It was originally created from a volcanic hotspot in Yellowstone National Park.
We stayed at a great getaway cabin which a friend told us about, on the Snake River. It was 173 acres in Hammett, Idaho between Old US 30 Highway and the Snake River. The property is situated on the Snake River frontage with a home, outbuildings, and farm land and 100 acres is a mid-river island that is about 1 mile long- your own island to canoe out to! It is surrounded by hay fields, and the snake river, making it very private. Enjoy sunsets from the front of the property and Sunrises from the back deck. This property is one of the finest Snake River duck hunting properties around. But it is also a great great-away stop-over while traveling thru Idaho. See it here on Airbnb(Mention our blog so they know where you found them). Contact Mike if interested at (208) 420-3405.
This area is a mecca for duck hunting this area along with quiet serenity if you just want to get away from the bigger cities. Situated right on the banks of the snake river, it gives sportsman plenty of options for hunting.
Other things to do in the surrounding area
The nearby town of Glenns Ferry is a bigger center only 8 miles away for Hammet. Incorporated in 1909, Glenns Ferry was made famous as being one of the dangerous river crossings on the Oregon Trail. Travelers forged the Snake River at the Three Island Crossings until Gustavus “Gus” Glenn constructed two miles upstream a ferry to expedite freight and cut nearly 20 miles off the route. In 1883, the railroad Oregon Short Line was built helping connect the Eastern US to Oregon and because of this Glenns Ferry became an important hub and railroad town. Makes sure to check out the Historical Museum.
If you are coming from Twin Falls, Idaho make sure to stop at the Shosane Falls just outside of town. These falls often referred to the Niagara Falls of the West were carved by the Snake River and are higher than Niagara Falls at 212 feet high and 900 fee wide. Map is here how to get there.
The Fossill Beds National Monument is also a few miles away on highway 30 near Hagerman – home to over two hundred different species of fossil plants and animals such as Ground Sloth, Mastodon, Sabertooth Cat, Bear and Camel. Over 3,000 new fossils are found each year, making it the one of the most fossiliferous Pliocene-Aged sites in the world (add wiki links for each of those)