Keep Hot Springs Clean and Safe for Generations to Come!
Pickup ALL trash, always pack
it in - pack it out, respect others and the land. Hot springs are a gift. Abused
hot springs are shutting down at an alarming rate.
Utilize Leave No Trace
Principles and keep all soap and shampoo at least 200 feet from any water source; hot springs, creeks, rivers, lakes, springs and reservoirs.
From Grace, Idaho: Hwy 34 South
15 miles, nearly to mile marker 29, turn left on 13800 N Rd. Make an
immediate right on Maple Grove Rd and follow South about 3 miles
along the river (stay right at Y) to the Hot Springs. This route is
clear all winter.
Winter route... Hwy 34 North from Preston 21 miles to mile marker 29
turn right on 13800 N Rd just after crossing a bridge over the Bear
River. Make an immediate right turn on Maple Grove Rd. and follow
South about 3 miles along the river, stay right at the Y, to the Hot
Springs. After Thanksgiving until May if you have an urge to use the
Summer routes please call first and get a road update.
Summer route... Hwy 34 North from Preston 4 miles to Hwy 36 turn
right. Follow 36 about 13 miles to Maple Grove Rd ( past Mink Creek)
turn left on Maple Grove Rd and follow down the hill 2 miles to the
river, turn left at the Y with Oneida Narrows Rd and you're there.
Long trailers, motor homes and low clearance/fancy cars should still
come in the "winter Route", please do not try this road in snow, it
is not plowed in Winter! This road is usually impassable from
December- late April.
From Montpelier, Idaho:
Winter route... Hwy 89 from Montpelier to Ovid, turn right on Hwy 36
follow to Hwy 34 and turn right on 34. Take Hwy 34 about 17 miles to
13800 N Rd (about mile marker 29) then turn right on Maple Grove Rd
and follow 3 miles South to the Hot Springs.
Summer route...Hwy 89 from Montpelier to Ovid turn right on Hwy 36
follow about 21 miles to Maple Grove Rd on the right. Follow Maple
Grove Road downhill to the river, about 2 miles, and turn left at
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.