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Idaho's World Famous Hot Pools

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

Year round world class hot pools! Relax in the odor free, natural hot...

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.

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We have been several times and have such a relaxing experience. The hot pools are regulated by the state so they are clean. We found it best to start with the pool on the west... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Trina S
Provo, Utah
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Provo, Utah
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have been several times and have such a relaxing experience. The hot pools are regulated by the state so they are clean. We found it best to start with the pool on the west end and work your way up to the hottest one on the east. We loved the feel of the rocks on your feet (which also... More 

Thank Trina S
Fort Collins, United States
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really like this place but it is often quite crowded. I've visited a number of times and the only downsides are too many people for the size and not many options for warm pools. The pools are almost all too hot to stand for more than 10 mins. The water feels really good though, very natural. The changing rooms... More 

Thank 324dougg
Halfpint93, Administrative Assistant at Idaho's World Famous Hot Pools, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Typically when the Hot Pools are crowded during our peak times the changing rooms can use some upkeep, when this happens please alert the cashier so we can get someone to clean them up to ensure cleanliness. We take pride in our facilities and would like to know what we could do to earn a... More 

Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hot springs have continually improved throughout the years and continue to amaze me with their cleanliness and family friendly atmosphere. Relaxing, beautiful and fun I highly recommend a stop at Idaho's best hot springs.

Thank Michael M
Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very small town, but met every expectation for a hot spring experience. Winter Visit Tips: bring a sock hat to wear - my body was very warm but as I sat on the ledge I was glad I had the hat. I also wore my swimsuit under loose clothes instead of changing on site. Bring your chapstick!

1 Thank Terese B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love to come here and just relax. It is a very small town with lots of hot pools to choose from. This is by far the nicest and largest hot spring pools. I love that you can really just relax and not over plan activities. There are different levels of heat in the pools and a great on site... More 

1 Thank turtlegirl75
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came with my friend for her first time ever, and we both loved it. Our hair froze because it was so cold out of the pools, but it was a jolly good time. Also, my hair is slightly frizzy and curly so the steam in the air got my hair just wet enough to frost over and I left... More 

1 Thank Miriam H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Pools are relaxing. There are different temperatures of pools. Change room was kind gross but that may be my aversion to public restrooms. Town itself is small. Forces you to relax and slow down. Not many places to eat but there is a grocery store at one end of town. We went in March so only the Hot Springs were... More 

Thank Heather F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

this place is amazing, we love it aside from the fees being nice, the untouched natural water really gives you a boost. the facilities could be a bit better in terms of showers to use afterwards and maybe more changing rooms. but all in all, one of my favorite places to go. oh, don't go during the summer. go in... More 

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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

I went in the winter with friends for the first time. I felt like one of those artic monkies with the misty water and snow lightly falling down around me. It was quite beautiful. The place is reasonably priced and has lockers you can use for .50. Many pools to choose from, including a super hot one.

1 Thank Christinajoanna
Marion, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Been going to the Hot Pools since 94 and still love to go in the winter, sit in the hot water and relax.

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