Hours/Season: May - September: 8:00 am to
11:00 pm October - April: 9:00 am to 10:00 pm (Fridays and
Saturdays until 11:00 pm)
Lava Hot Springs features
4 large gravel bottomed, cement-walled pools. This
gets a little confusing, but I'll try to be as clear as possible.
Lava Hot Springs is a large complex of pools located within the city
of (you guessed it) Lava Hot Springs, Idaho. Aside from the main
complex, which do not offer overnight accommodations, the city
features a variety of hotels which have their own geothermal pools.
The majority of hot
and lodges, which are listed here, offer free or discounted access
to the main complex with purchase. So, one could stay in a hotel
with a hot springs pool(s) and visit the main complex for a
well-rounded geothermal getaway. The majority of hotels that have
their own hot springs are within walking distance of the main
Lava Hot Springs Facilities
Picnic Area, Parking, Handicap Access, Visitor Center,
Rest Rooms, Gift Shop, Food Service.
Hot Springs Rates
Typically between $5 and
7.50 depending on if you are visiting during peak soak times
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.