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Idaho's World Famous Hot Pools

430 East Main Street, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
+1 800-423-8597
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Great setting

So relaxing, beautiful sunken garden setting. Water felt wonderful after tubing fun on the nearby... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dubois, Wyoming
via mobile
Boy was it hot and crowded!

Overcrowded. Thought I might catch something. Looked like the public Roman bathing pools. Not worth... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dahlonega, Georgia
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Year round world class hot pools! Relax in the odor free, natural hot mineral water that bubbles directly into the bottom of the soaking pools at 112 cooling to 102 degrees F. Summer Olympic swimming complex, waterpark and indoor aquatic center provide excitement for the entire family. You can scream down the waterslides at the summer fun Olympic Swimming Complex or dive from the 10 meter diving platforms. Play in the year round Indoor Aquatic Center with Portneuf Kiddie Cove year round. Camping, lodging, food and fun are located next door in the town of Lava Hot Springs.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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430 East Main Street, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
+1 800-423-8597
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So relaxing, beautiful sunken garden setting. Water felt wonderful after tubing fun on the nearby river.

Thank KChandler41
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overcrowded. Thought I might catch something. Looked like the public Roman bathing pools. Not worth it.

Thank LivingTheDreamGirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

So cool- well, hot. =P Definitely would go back! (Visiting from Las Vegas, NV.) I could only stand the "cooler" pool for any length of time. Waded through the hottest one briefly.

Thank HappyJana
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are various pools with different temperature ranges. The coolest pool at the end was the most crowded. It was very relaxing. We didn't use the locker rooms and just brought a bag to hold our items and set out towels next to the bag...More

Thank Allison M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love going here whenever we want to get away and relax. Has various temperatures from 100F-112F. Large changing rooms and grassy areas to stretch out.

Thank worthy2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hot mineral pools are very relaxing but because of the high temps. it's hard to stay in for very long. Wish they had a pool that was in the 80's so you could cool down and go back to the hot pools.

Thank bctap123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clean and updated. Fun for the whole family. Staff is friendly. Pretty views while your trying out the different pools. Convenient location on Main Street.

Thank Kris C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These are natural hot springs with the facility operated by the state. The pools are fairly shallow places to soak and enjoy the hot water. Different pools have different temperatures from too hot and down. Clean and well run

Thank Royce A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a nice time & enjoyed the hot pools. It was very family friendly. There were plenty of children there but I still was able to relax in a nice quiet atmosphere.

Thank lisageldmacher
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Each pool is a little different. We mostly sat in 105 degree spa water but the big pool reach 110. The pools are great, customers are personable. The bathrooms are adequate. The price is still only $6.

Thank BogDogs
Nearby Restaurants
Greystone Manor
74 reviews
.69 km away
Portneuf Grille & Lounge
102 reviews
.20 km away
Chuckwagon Cafe
250 reviews
.23 km away
Royal Hotel and Pizza Parlor
173 reviews
.44 km away
Nearby Attractions
Olympic Swimming Complex
100 reviews
.64 km away
Lava Zipline
38 reviews
.29 km away
Lava Hot Springs Massage Therapy
40 reviews
.44 km away
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8 April 2017|
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Response from Halfpint93 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hot Pools hours are 9am to 10pm and till 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays. You do not need make reservations for the Hot Pools but room reservations with the lodgers in town are recommended.
Silviane S
6 March 2017|
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Response from geo_chic | Reviewed this property |
My preferred hotel is the Home Hotel which is nearly next door. Great rooms, great staff and within walking distance of nearly everything you'd want access to at this time of year. Granted it is at the opposite end of town... More
Bonnie Davies C
10 February 2017|
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Response from tinfish485 | Reviewed this property |
Both the KOA and Mary's Place campgrounds are walking distance from the hot pools. Both seem small, quiet and beautiful.