Idaho Hot Springs

Directory of Idaho Hot Springs by Region

Hot springs in Idaho come in many different shapes and sizes and range from easy access to multiple days of backpacking to reach. This page lists both public and commercial (private) hot springs all located throughout the state of Idaho.

Public hot springs are located on public lands; National Forest, BLM or Wilderness, and typically do not have any fees associated with access except for a few with day-use fees. Commercial hot springs are managed and maintained by a private owner and require a fee for usage.

About Natural Hot Springs in Idaho

Idaho has the most usable natural hot springs in the Nation, with about 130 soakable out of 340. Nevada has the most hot springs overall, but the majority of them are not soakable.

Geothermal water in Idaho is hot because it is heated from within the Earth's crust, forcing it up to the surface where pools are developed or form naturally near the outflow. Ninety percent of Idaho's 340 hot springs are the result of leftover energy heating water near fault lines whereas the remaining hot springs are traditionally heated by volcanic activity.

Select from the Regions Below to View Individual Idaho Hot Springs Listings

5 Regions of Hot Springs in Idaho:

Hot Springs in North-Central Idaho Region 1: North-Central Idaho
Nearby Cities: Grangeville, Lewiston, Lolo
Public Lands: Clearwater and Nez Pierce National Forests, Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness
Hot Springs in West-Central Idaho Region 2: West-Central Idaho
Nearby Cities: Cascade, Council, McCall, Riggins
Public Lands: Boise and Payette National Forests
Hot Springs in East-Central Idaho Region 3: East-Central Idaho
Nearby Cities: Challis, Idaho Falls, North Fork, Salmon
Public Lands: Salmon-Challis National Forest
Hot Springs Campground Region 4: South-Central Idaho
Nearby Cities: Boise, Fairfield, Garden Valley, Idaho City, Mountain Home, Stanely, Sun Valley, Twin Falls
Public Lands: Boise and Sawtooth National Forests, Sawtooth National Recreation Area (SNRA)
Hot Springs in South-East Idaho Region 5: South-East Idaho
Nearby Cities: American Falls, Downey, Lava Hot Springs, Pallisades, Preston

Idaho Hot Springs Region 1: North-Central Idaho

  • Click on the linked hot springs names to view associated information like fees, access restrictions, pictures, directions and more.
  • Cities: Grangeville, Lewiston, Lolo
  • Season: SP = Spring, SM = Summer, ALL* = Snowmobile, skis or snowshoes required
  • Type: R = Roadside, H = Hike, M = Multiday

Grangeville Area Hot Springs

Lewiston Area Hot Springs

Idaho Hot Springs Region 2: West-Central Idaho

  • Click on the linked hot springs names to view associated information like fees, access restrictions, pictures, directions and more.
  • Cities: Cascade, Council, McCall, Riggins
  • Season: SP = Spring, SM = Summer, ALL* = Snowmobile, skis or snowshoes required
  • Type: R = Roadside, H = Hike, M = Multiday

Cambridge Area Hot Springs

  • Oxbow [SM] [FALL] (H)

Cascade Area Hot Springs

Council Area Hot Springs

McCall Area Hot Springs

  • Burgdorf Hot Springs [ALL] (R) - COMMERCIAL
  • Gold Fork [ALL] (R) - COMMERCIAL
  • Krigbaum (Last Chance, Keep Out) [ALL] (H) - PRIVATE PROPERTY/CLOSED
  • Secesh (Delta Mist, Whangdoodle) [SM] [FALL] (H) (M)
  • Zims [ALL] - COMMERCIAL

Riggins Area Hot Springs

  • Cable Car [SM] [FALL] (H)
  • The Lodge at Riggins - COMMERCIAL (lodge, cabins, conference center)

Idaho Hot Springs Region 3: East-Central Idaho

  • Click on the linked hot springs names to view associated information like fees, access restrictions, pictures, directions and more.
  • Cities: Blackfoot, Challis, North Fork, Salmon
  • Season: SP = Spring, SM = Summer, ALL* = Snowmobile, skis or snowshoes required
  • Type: R = Roadside, H = Hike, M = Multiday

Blackfoot Area Hot Springs

  • Blackfoot Reservoir
  • Blackfoot Reservoir II
  • Blackfoot River

Challis Area Hot Springs

  • Barney WS [SM] [FALL] (R)
  • Challis [ALL] - COMMERCIAL (visit website)
  • Triple Creek/Foster Ranch #1 [SM] [FALL] (M)
  • Unknown HS [SM] [FALL] (M)
  • Lower Loon [SM] [FALL] (M)
  • Shower Bath [SM] [FALL] (M)
  • Warm Springs Creek (Sitz Bath) [SM] [FALL] (M)

Dubois Area Hot Springs

  • Lidy - CLOSED
  • Warm Springs Creek

Idaho Falls Area Hot Springs

  • Green Canyon [ALL] - COMMERCIAL (campground, food, lodging, RV park) (visit website)
  • Heise [ALL] - COMMERCIAL (campground, food, lodging, RV park) (visit website)

Middle Fork Salmon River - Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness

  • Lost Creek [SM] [FALL] (M)
  • Henry WS [SM] [FALL] (M)
  • Hood Ranch [SM] [FALL] (M)
  • Hospital Bar [SM] [FALL] (M)
  • Middle Fork Indian Creek [SM] [FALL] (M)
  • Mormon Ranch (Cold Springs Creek) [SM] [FALL] (M)
  • Pistol Creek [SM] [FALL] (M)
  • Sunflower Flats [SM] [FALL] (M)
  • Thomas Creek Ranch [SM] [FALL] (M)
  • Whitey Cox [SM] [FALL] (M)

North Fork Area Hot Springs

  • Cronk's Canyon (Royal Gorge) [SM] [FALL] (R)

Salmon Area Hot Springs

Shoup Area Hot Springs

  • Barth [SM] [FALL] (M)
  • Horse Creek [SM] [FALL] (R)
  • Owl Creek [SM] [FALL] (H)
  • Panther (Big Creek) [SM] [FALL] (R)

Tendoy Area Hot Springs

Idaho Hot Springs Region 4: South-Central Idaho

  • Click on the linked hot springs names to view associated information like fees, access restrictions, pictures, directions and more.
  • Cities: Boise, Fairfield, Lowman, Mountain Home, Sun Valley
  • Season: SP = Spring, SM = Summer, ALL* = Snowmobile, skis or snowshoes required
  • Type: R = Roadside, H = Hike, M = Multiday

Atlanta Area Hot Springs

Banks Area Hot Springs

Boise Area Hot Springs

Burley Area Hot Springs

  • Marsh Gulley [SM] [FALL] (H)

Bruneau Area Hot Springs

Carey Area Hot Springs

Clayton Area Hot Springs

Crouch Area Hot Springs

Emmett Area Hot Springs

Featherville Area Hot Springs

Fairfield Area Hot Springs

Garden Valley Area Hot Springs

Glenns Ferry Area Hot Springs

  • Prince Albert [SM] [FALL] (H)

Grasmere Area Hot Springs

  • Indian [SM] [FALL] (H)

Idaho City Area Hot Springs

Ketchum Area Hot Springs

  • Clarendon Hot Springs [?] (?) 7mi from Hailey
  • Easley [June-Labor Day] - COMMERCIAL (98 degree hot tubs, 85 degree pool, campground, changing rooms) (visit website)
  • Frenchman's Bend [SM] [FALL] (R)
  • Guyer - Status Unknown
  • Russian John WS [SM] (R)
  • Warfield [SM] [FALL] (R)

Lowman Area Hot Springs

Melba Area Hot Springs

  • Givens [ALL] - COMMERCIAL (campground, food, lodging, RV park) (visit website)

Stanley Area Hot Springs

Sunbeam Area Hot Springs

Twin Falls Area Hot Springs

  • Banbury and Miracle [ALL] - COMMERCIAL
  • Desert/Murphy - Status Unknown
  • Durfee [ALL] - COMMERIAL (hot tub, swimming pools) (visit website)
    Directions: From I-84 eastbound, take Rupert/Declo exit. Head south on 77. Travel through Declo, Albion, Elba. Head south to Durfee Hot Springs from Elba.
  • Magic - Status Unknown
  • Nat-Soo-Pah [SM] - COMMERCIAL (campground, food, RV park) (visit website)
  • Sliger's Thousand Springs Resort [ALL] - COMMERCIAL (campground, RV park) (visit website)

Idaho Hot Springs Region 5: South-East Idaho

  • Click on the linked hot springs names to view associated information like fees, access restrictions, pictures, directions and more.
  • Cities: American Falls, Downey, Lava Hot Springs, Palisades, Preston
  • Season: SP = Spring, SM = Summer, ALL* = Snowmobile, skis or snowshoes required
  • Type: R = Roadside, H = Hike, M = Multiday

American Falls

Downey Area Hot Springs

Lava Hot Springs Area Hot Springs

Palisades Area Hot Springs

  • Bear Creek [SM] [FALL] (M)

Preston Area Hot Springs

Saint Charles Area Hot Springs

Thatcher Area Hot Springs

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