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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
Attraction details
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Outdoors
Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Seaside, Oregon
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Yes, I know, the title has been used before. But that's the only way I could title this review! We (my wife and I) have been Hot Springers for years. We've been to all the good ones, at least most of them, in not only the PNW, but Montana, Utah, and California. We've gone on hot springs road trips, and... More 

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Donnelly, Idaho
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Located in the mountains near Donnelly these hot springs are great for the whole family. Clean and friendly atmosphere. Reasonably priced. Don't let the road in stop you, dirt but usually in good shape. The hot water is most relaxing. As a bartender at the Donnelly club, I am asked Quite often what to see and do. Every one I... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Always our family favorite. We have visited numerous times, and have never been disappointed! Our favorite time to go is in the winter. The place is entirely lighted by candles, tiki torches and small solar lamps. Very clean and a reasonable price. Plus a yurt for your use as a changing area. Each pool has a different temperature, and they... More 

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Eagle, Idaho, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

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
Top Contributor
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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