Idaho Hot Springs

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Your guide to over 100 hot springs in Idaho. Featuring pictures, video clips, trip reports, ratings and reviews of hot springs with hot pools to soak in all located in the gem state.

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Idaho has the most usable hot springs pools in the nation, with approximately 130 'soakable' out of 340. Hot springs reviews found on this website contain trip reports (briefings), pictures, video clips, ratings and more.

Why are Hot Springs in Idaho... Hot?

Generally speaking, geothermal water is super-heated from within the Earth's crust, forcing it up to the surface where pools are developed or form naturally near the outflow.

Two Types of Hot Springs: Public and Commercial (Private)

Public Hot Springs; located on public land (National Forest, BLM and Wilderness), somewhat rustic in appearance and usually no usage or access fees. Private or Commercial Hot Springs; located on private land, typically modern in appearance and usually a fee is required for use. Some offer overnight accommodations.

Where to Soak in Idaho?

Idaho alone has over 130 hot springs soaking opportunities - that's a lot to choose from! To help simplify the matter, this website organizes hot springs in multiple ways:

Need to learn more about Idaho's Hot Springs? Our guides and articles are power-packed with geothermal education.

Featured Guide! Eat, Sleep and Soak in Lava Hot Springs - Idaho's Geothermal City

FYI: All pictures and videos on this site have been taken from many amazing hot springs adventures had throughout the years unless noted otherwise.

Public Bathing Notice

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.

Report Poachers in Idaho: 1-800-632-5999

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