Bonneville Natural Hot Springs Boise National Forest Idaho
The snow was hard enough
to walk on, making an icy sidewalk that reached all the way to the
geothermal complex. I am sad to report that the king soaking pool is
somewhat dismembered. There's hope, but serious work will be needed
to patch up the rock walls. The soak shack was in good repair, as
was the round-the-bend pool.
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.