springs in this area are typically on public land and are considered a somewhat
'rustic' or 'wilderness' style of soak. Public hot springs are
generally free areas, except in some instances where there are
parking, camping and/or area usage fees. Most of the hot springs
in Idaho are completely free, while the some of the more popular
soaks in Oregon require some sort of permit, pass and/or fee.
Updates The most
recent hot springs that have been visited or updated
Short video clips of select northwest hot springs
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.