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Home: Idaho Hot Springs: Unnamed Hot Spring #4
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Boise National Forest Overall Rating: X
3,650 ft Water Temperature: n/a
Atlanta Area Usage Level: low

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06.12.03: Well Hello There

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Pool Condition
The hot water backed by streaks of bright algae flows down a cliff into the river. There is no pool to soak in at this hot spring.
Dates Visited: Trash Levels: Bug Levels:
06.12.03 none none

Water Clarity:



Wildlife Sighted: Deer, Elk & Fox

Seasonal Notes
The majority of roads into Atlanta close during winter save for one route which is sketchy at best most winters especially given the large amount of deaths that occur on this road during the summer months. Note: The Middle Fork Boise River Road is a rough one - this is one of my least favorite roads to drive on in Idaho due to the insane washboards. Just something to keep in mind. During the summer you can cut down on the drive time by taking on of the many FSR off State HWY 21 to the Middle Fork Road. Fording the river is only advised during low water (late season) conditions, usually late July to November.
General Description
Since there is no pool; the best way to enjoy this hot springs is during late summer. At this time you can safely wade the river and possibly dig out a pool or at least enjoy the spot where hot meets cold.
Camping Notes
Plenty of nearby National Forest campgrounds and primitive sites to choose from.


This little guy is sandwiched between Pete Creek Hot Spring and Loftus Hot Spring. Located on the far side of the river along the Middle Fork Boise River Road. It might be possible to ford the river and dig out a pool by August.

Average Rating: X

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