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Home: Idaho Hot Springs: Hot Springs Landing (Magic Valley) Hot Springs
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BLM Public Land (source is on private land) Overall Rating: C+
4,800 ft Water Temperature: Depends on season/pool condition
Fairfield Area Usage Level: Light-Moderate

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08.29.04: 2-4 person soaker

08.29.04: Overhead view

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Pool Condition
The pool as of the last visit features a wood frame that supports a couple large tarps that trap the hot water a few yards downstream of the source.
Dates Visited: Trash Levels: Bug Levels:
08.29.04 moderate moderate

Water Clarity:


Slight Odor

Wildlife Sighted: Birds

Seasonal Notes
Accessible year-round, however the pool is typically under water until late fall. Judging from the condition of the pool and the dirt road that starts in the parking lot and leads down into the dry reservoir I am starting to doubt that the reservoir is currently being filled.
Camping Notes
Camp in the parking lot or in the reservoir during low-water conditions.


Well, I finally made it out here! I must admit I wasn't sure what to expect before arriving. My research revealed that this particular hot springs sometimes has a pool, which tends to change form from season to season if there's one around at all. The wood framed, tarp walled and bottomed pool was actually pretty decent. There was a fair amount of goobers lining the bottom and floating in the water, but a bucket can quickly remedy that situation. The water temperature was perfect for hot soaking and the view from the pool was very nice. It also looked like the pool has been around for awhile. Rumor has it that there is another hot springs further down in the reservoir that may or may not provide a soaking opportunity.
Rating C+

Average Rating: C+

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