Idaho Hot Springs

Fire Crew Hot Springs - Boise National Forest

Rocky user built pools with gravel/rock bottoms -loaded up with algae and silt. Decaying pieces of tarp appear randomly as the seasons turn and spring runoff dismantles the pools created during the summer.

Fire Crew Hot Springs Pictures

Fire Crew Hot Springs Main Pool The very seasonal main pool at Fire Crew
Looking Downstream Looking downstream from the pool

Fire Crew Hot Springs Need to Know

Seasonal Access

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. The pool submerges during spring runoff and is usually landlocked by mid to late summer (too hot without cold river water to mix with) - so bring a bucket.

Camping Information

There are a few primitive sites near the springs (not very private). Also many other official camping opportunities and additional primitive sites accessible from the main forest road.

Additional Info

  • Elevation: 4080 ft
  • Usage Level: High (Summer: Extreme)
  • Varies by season and by pool design
  • Public Lands: Boise National Forest (North of Crouch)