Chamber Corner FallEstablished in 1965, the Glenns Ferry Chamber of Commerce, while civic in nature, it proudly boasts a Gem State Treasure town nestled along the banks of the Snake River. Our Chamber is fully dedicated to encouraging new commercial and recreational development with strategic plans in place to increase employment and make continual improvements for the welfare of our residents.

Our beautiful city has recently experienced a “facelift” with the addition of attractive streetlamps, trees, new sidewalks and a remake of the Chamber of Commerce corner; which is the focal point of our town. The corner features a stunning upscale town-square look and feel with its large commemorative clock, welcoming comfort benches and coordinating bollards and decorative chains that cordon off the area.

Glenns Ferry enjoys a mild climate with an average of 300 days of sunshine per year. Our population is currently around 1,350. The city maintains a library, a beautiful park, emergency services, airport and local swimming pool. We offer casual to fine dining, health care facilities, golf course with vineyard, and shopping.

We diligently maintain an “eye to the future” while honoring our rich heritage. Glenns Ferry has much to offer tourists, new industry, outdoor enthusiasts and those looking for a new home town.

  • History
  • Officers
  • Annual Events
  • Glenns Ferry is most famous for the Oregon Trail River Crossing where pioneers forded the dangerous waters of the Snake River. In 1869 Gustavus “Gus” Glenn began a vital ferry service. The town’s identity honors both Gus’s name and the service he initiated. In 1971 Three Island Crossing State Park opened and later established the magnificent Oregon Trail History and Education Center. The state park has full service campgrounds and cabins available for renters.

    In 1909 the first school was established; built from massive sandstone blocks quarried across the Snake River serving as the primary and secondary school until 1965. In 1987 the building gained National Historical Register status and ultimately became the Glenns Ferry Historical Museum. The museum is unique due to Glenns Ferry being so blessed by a rich history of diversified peoples such as Native American inhabitants, pioneers, sheep and cattle ranchers and railroad workers. The portraits, paintings, photographs and artifacts and historical rarities certainly encourage the visitor to have a deep appreciation for our Western American heritage.

  • 2017 Officers:
    President–Michael Huskisson
    Vice President–Heidi Hersey
    Secretary–Kateera Glisan
    Treasurer–Dale Smith

    Board Members:

    Connie Crawshaw
    Billie Dillon
    Jessica Gydesen
    Jimi Orr
    David Payne

  • Our current membership is approximately 100. Main activities and fundraisers include: 4th of July Celebration, Golf Tournament, Three Island Days, GEM Community, Revitalization Committee, Economic Development Committee, Scholarship Fund, Fall Festival and Christmas Activities.

    2017 Events
    April 6-8: Annual GF Baseball/Softball Wooden Bat Tournament
    June 16-18: Community Yard Sale
    June 25: Bob Mullen’s Golf Tournament
    July 4: Parade at 11:00, Kids games at 1:30, Fireworks at dark
    July 10-15: Elmore County Fair & Carnival
    August 6: GF Chamber Golf Tournament
    August 11-12: Three Island Crossing Celebration
    November 18: Community Thanksgiving Dinner at VFW Hall
    December 18-22: Chamber Christmas Decorate The Town Contest
    December 22: GF Annual Food/Toy Basket program distribution

    2018 Events
    January 27: Annual GF Chamber of Commerce Banquet

For Information please call 208-366-7345, email or visit our Facebook page here.