Located near the quaint recreation towns
of Cascade and Donnelly, deep within Central Idaho's rugged
mountains, lies Gold Fork Hot Springs. I actually saw people
drinking massive amounts of water right out of the hot springs on
this trip! I know Gold Fork has some of the best quality of water
around, but really? The water feels a little different here,
heavier, and softer.
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.