Pine Flats Natural Hot Springs Boise National Forest Idaho
Pine Flats was awesome. Not the soak, but everything else. All of
the pools except one tiny soaker up top were too cool (upper 90s)
for school. It was just nice to hike around and look for signs of
spring. Oh, and no trash to pick up is always a treat. After all of
that hiking, it was time to return to
Hot Springs Campground.
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.