Kirkham Natural Hot Springs Boise National Forest Idaho
The gate to the
campground was still closed despite the lack of snow. A walk through
the campground and surrounding area revealed minimal trash, very
nice. Usually, this time of year, it's bad news. I ran into a couple
young ladies that were setting up camp for the night after hiking
the interpretive trail. Best time of the year for that. No
campground host + No other campers = No competition for the soak.
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.