No pool, only shower and bathtub: shower is wood-walled (3 sides)
Wildlife Sighted: Deer,
Seasonal forest service road closure on best
access road, all-year access via Middle Fork Boise River Road off HWY 21.
Plenty of NF camping sites/areas are
Usually, I don't see anyone at Phifer. This time was exactly
opposite of every time I've been here - it was jam-packed! It only
took me a couple seconds to figure out that this area was experience
hunting season. Every last rig was a hunter of some sort. How in the
world are they going to get anything with so many people ripping
around on ORVs? I checked out ol Phifer, nothing new to report, then
went on my. Way too cold for a luke-warm shower this time of year
Phifer Warm Spring was uniquely cool in both appearance and temperature. The water
flows out of
an artesian well and is piped into a stand-up shower stall and old
bathtub. This is best enjoyed on hot summer days to due the temperature of
the spring water. There are campsites all around and at Phifer.
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.