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Gold Fork Hot Springs

1026 Gold Fork Road, Donnelly, ID 83615
866-453-3675 or 208-890-8730
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Donnelly
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Outdoors
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Eagle, Idaho, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

6 pools, two porta potties, 1 yurt with a dressing room, throw rugs between your bare feet and the snow. Not very fancy, but the water...ahhh! Mineral hot springs pour from the rocks above and spill into each lower, cooler pool. Very kid friendly yet romantic. Don't let the gravel road and icy turns scare you off (but be sure... More

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Cascade, Idaho
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Set in the forest of the Idaho Mountains, you can relax and enjoy the crystal clear naturally hot water pools. We like to spend a couple of nights at the Ashley Inn (in Cascade, 20 min. away) and then come here in the afternoon. Very clean, bring you own towels though. Follow the directions. At one point you may think... More

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Sun Valley, Idaho
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94 reviews 94 reviews
12 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We knew nothing about these hot springs - we just noticed a sign on the highway and took the turn. The road there is twisty and full of loose cows but that just added to the magic. When we arrived we found out that it's a fully developed facility - changing room, office, mobile toilets, multiple very well maintained and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

I'm from Florida and enjoy the wonderful outdoors and healing qualities of being close to nature at it's finest. You get all that at Gold Fork...it's very secluded in a pristine setting. I tried all five pools i liked the one at 103 degrees the most. PERFECT!!! the place is very clean including pools, wtr and pota potties. i've read... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I have been to this hot ponds many times. They are a natural hot springs which were later turned into about seven hot ponds (pools).. The top hot pond is the hottest, second one is next hottest and typically the most favored, then it just gets cooler the further down the pools get from the top. There is even one... More

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
6 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I think everyone's experience is going to depend on what day of the week and what time of the year they visit. We just visited mid-day on a Friday in the middle of October and the place was almost empty. We tried visiting a couple years ago in late afternoon between Christmas and New Years and the place was so... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

Well I am very disappointed.. My boyfriend and I have both lived in donnelly where gold fork is at for many years. After my last two experiences I have got to say I will never go back! The biggest issue I have with gold fork is the fact people can drink in the pool. The last two times I have... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Even on a busy Labor Day weekend this place is awesome. People are generally accommodating on space and don't crowd each other. This place is big enough. Relaxing in the warm pool or in a lounge chair by the sandy pool, there are never any complaints. We went with two adults and 2 kids, cost 28 bucks (kinda pricey I... More

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Boise, Idaho
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We went here on a weekend after snowmobiling.. The road in can be icy in the winter time. And you do have to hike up to the pools from the parking lot. The road walking up was extremely icy and I almost fell but a family member caught me. There are several pools with different temperatures.. Bring cash they do... More

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Kathy and I drove out for a soak,good road, nice views. We were waiting at the gate when the hot springs opened,so I took some pictures without people in them. We were mid week on Wednesday and it wasn't long before there were lots of family's with kids. The series of pools are progressively cooler as they flow out of... More

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