Idaho Hot Springs

Boiling Springs Cabin Hot Springs - Boise National Forest

At the end of a forest road in the Boise National Forest, north of the town of Crouch lies the historic Boiling Springs Guard Station - which is available for rent by reservation only. The real treat is the nearby hot springs; featuring rock walled pools with rock/sand bottoms that have minor amounts of silt/algae.

Boiling Springs Pictures

Boiling Springs Hot Springs Cabin Cabin in the steam
Hot Springs Source The source of Boiling Springs power
Tiny Cave Hot Pool Small pool in a small cave
Overhead Shot of the Hot Pools Looking down on the hot pools
Nudity Prohibited Sign No nudity allowed


The Forest Service Road that provides access is snow covered all winter until approximately late May. During the summer this is ORV country, expect legions kicking up dirt and dust all over the road. Possible snowmobile access during winter months.


Primitive and official campgrounds are all over the place. You can also rent the Boiling Springs Guard Station (cabin) and have the hot springs near the cabin completely to yourself (I believe public use of the riverside pools is permitted during cabin occupancy, but not so with the pools near the cabin).

Soak Stats

  • Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Access Type: Hike
  • Public Land: Boise National Forest
  • Elevation: 4,000 ft
  • Water Temperature: Varies per pool
  • General Location: N of Crouch / Middle Fork Payette River Area
  • Usage Level: Moderate