Idaho Hot Springs Home

Boise Area

Public Soaks

Public Map

Pay Soaks

Pay Soak Map




Other Areas:

GPS Coordinates

Hot Springs with Red Spider Mites

Idaho Road Conditions and Reports

Search IHS

IHS Site Map

Home: Idaho Hot Springs: Pete Creek Natural Hot Spring
  Public Hot Springs
Boise National Forest Overall Rating: X
3,700 ft Water Temperature: n/a
Atlanta Area Usage Level: light-moderate

Picture Viewer

06.12.03: Hot waterfall

Up | Down | Top | Bottom

General Description
Seasonal, user-built rock-walled pools, usually August through October (when the river is low), look on the far side of the Middle Fork of the Boise River for small, rock-walled pools below the waterfall.
Dates Visited: Trash Levels: Bug Levels:
09.16.06 none none
06.12.03 low none

Water Clarity:
Hard to tell, pools submerged



Wildlife Sighted: Deer, Elk & Fox

Seasonal Notes
Fording the river is only advised during low water (late season) conditions, usually late July to November. Majority of roads into Atlanta close during winter save for one route which is sketchy at best most winters especially given the large amount of deaths that occur on this road during the summer months.
Camping Notes
Plenty of nearby National Forest campgrounds and primitive sites to choose from.


Foiled again! There were no pools below the waterfall as I had hoped, it looks like soaking this one requires a river ford and soak in the cold river just below the waterfall. Hmmm, maybe during the warmer season, but not today... too cold.
Rating: X

This 30 foot hot waterfall was a sight for sore eyes. The river was too high for us to cross and obviously too high to build a pool beneath it. Visit Pete Creek during late August through October if you are interested in a soak. Campsites and campgrounds are nearby along with a bunch of other hot springs.
Rating: X

Average Rating: X


comments powered by Disqus


No Soap, Shampoo or BIO-Soap/Shampoo Allowed in Hot Springs! Avoid Being Fined!

Public hot springs are not bathing facilities and do not have 'plumbing' like that of commercial, improved hot springs. Soap and shampoo (including biodegradable soap and shampoo) do not completely breakdown naturally. This pollutes our water systems (ingested by fish, animals, humans) at or near the source. This is also illegal in most wilderness and public lands areas.

Home  |  About  |  Contact  |  Copyright  |  Privacy  |  Blog

Report Poachers in Idaho: 1-800-632-5999 on Facebook!