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Idaho's World Famous Hot Pools

430 East Main Street, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
+1 800-423-8597
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Loved these hot springs!

What a great find! The folks at the springs were super friendly and nice. The facilities were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Appleton, Wisconsin
Wonderful hot springs

Pools are hot, be prepared. Nice locker rooms, not much seating around the pools. Area was very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathy T
Larkspur, Colorado
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Year round world class hot pools! Relax in the odor free, natural hot mineral water that bubbles directly into the bottom of the soaking pools at 112 cooling to 102 degrees F. Summer Olympic swimming complex, waterpark and indoor aquatic center provide excitement for the entire family. You can scream down the waterslides at the summer fun Olympic Swimming Complex or dive from the 10 meter diving platforms. Play in the year round Indoor Aquatic Center with Portneuf Kiddie Cove year round. Camping, lodging, food and fun are located next door in the town of Lava Hot Springs.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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430 East Main Street, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
+1 800-423-8597
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Reviewed 4 days ago

What a great find! The folks at the springs were super friendly and nice. The facilities were first-rate, clean and well-organized. There are many different pools of varies temps. When I checked in, they told me the recommended usage and I really appreciated that information....More

Thank louh332
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pools are hot, be prepared. Nice locker rooms, not much seating around the pools. Area was very clean and well maintained.

Thank Kathy T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited late season on weekday and had great visit. Prices more than fair, towels and suits available if needed, all day pass avail, clean, and nice park-like setting. It is close to highway and RR tracks so an occasional break in peace but would...More

Thank decathalon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, clean pools, quiet! We had our four small children with us and there were other kids in the pools and it was later At night but still a very quiet, relaxing experience! We will be returning soon!

Thank Mszig922
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice calm stay for people (i would not recomend for children) for a whole day. Soaking in the water or lying on a chair, just relax. Take water and Food with you if you stay for some hours.

Thank Therese59
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

So relaxing, beautiful sunken garden setting. Water felt wonderful after tubing fun on the nearby river.

Thank KChandler41
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Overcrowded. Thought I might catch something. Looked like the public Roman bathing pools. Not worth it.

Thank LivingTheDreamGirl
Reviewed 13 August 2017

So cool- well, hot. =P Definitely would go back! (Visiting from Las Vegas, NV.) I could only stand the "cooler" pool for any length of time. Waded through the hottest one briefly.

Thank HappyJana
Reviewed 8 August 2017

There are various pools with different temperature ranges. The coolest pool at the end was the most crowded. It was very relaxing. We didn't use the locker rooms and just brought a bag to hold our items and set out towels next to the bag...More

Thank Allison M
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We love going here whenever we want to get away and relax. Has various temperatures from 100F-112F. Large changing rooms and grassy areas to stretch out.

Thank worthy2
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7 April 2017|
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Response from Halfpint93 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hot Pools hours are 9am to 10pm and till 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays. You do not need make reservations for the Hot Pools but room reservations with the lodgers in town are recommended.
Silviane S
5 March 2017|
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Response from geo_chic | Reviewed this property |
My preferred hotel is the Home Hotel which is nearly next door. Great rooms, great staff and within walking distance of nearly everything you'd want access to at this time of year. Granted it is at the opposite end of town... More
Bonnie Davies C
9 February 2017|
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Response from tinfish485 | Reviewed this property |
Both the KOA and Mary's Place campgrounds are walking distance from the hot pools. Both seem small, quiet and beautiful.