I grew up around Blue River, and the amount of memories I have in these hot springs are astounding. Thankfully, they're all extremely positive, as the entire environment is simply perfect. Looking from the top pool, you have the plethora of stars above, hot mineral water below and an array of waterfall pools below you.. and very possibly other people too. Which obviously can go both ways if you're staying overnight (illegally, but free for the poor college kid). Due to the fact that there is no supervision/regulation, often times people take it upon themselves to be free - leading to many things, for example going nude (more power to you!), or (much more destructively) bringing glass into the pools. Indeed, there are few places where something this beautiful can be this well kept. But thanks vastly to our local park rangers - and good samaritans - the pools are usually very clean.
This is the main thing I see going wrong about the site, however. The demand put on the site by the local community (and travelers) has caused there to be more trash/debris then the rangers can deal with. Which is where we step in - If you end up having a good time, please, take a piece of trash or two out with you. Yes, even if it's not yours - give back the positivity that the springs gave you by making them better tomorrow than they were today!
WARNING: I have had friends get their things stolen while they are unattended at night. So if you see others around your things, it's a good idea to be cautious. Not that this happens often, but it's better to be safe than sorry.
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