Massacre Rocks State Park Travel Guide

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    Register Rock
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    Snake River
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    by Basaic Written Apr 2, 2012

    Favorite thing: During the time of the Oregon Trail, this area was called "Devil's Gate", or "Gate of Death" because this was a perfect spot for warriors of the Indian Nations to wait and ambush wagon trains and settlers. Today this is a very pretty 1000 acre state park with a number of attractions like: The Snake River, hiking trails, and register rock.

    Fondest memory: The hiking trail to the overlook of the Snake River and the one to see ruts from the original Oregon Trail.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Road Trip
    • National/State Park

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