Be wary of the mud and rock slides that are a common occurrence
along the Banks-Lowman Highway. Otherwise, accessible year-round.
Many nearby official and
primitive Boise National Forest camping options.
This little gem is right off the Garden Valley highway between Campground
HS and Pine Flats HS. On a
cold day it is pretty easy to spot. For those of you who just have to
see this one for yourself take a look at the GPS coordinates in the upper
right. I didn't see any soaking pools besides what *might*
look like one submerged in the river below. However, an intricate system
of pipes hauls the hot water off in two directions around corners that I
was unable to check out this time.
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.