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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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Soaking at Lava Hot Springs, Idaho

Today my family and I made a trip up to Lava Hot Springs. I was incredibly surprised how lovely it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kirk P
Lava Hot Springs is Hot!

We walked across the street from our motel room to the hot pools. The different pools were really... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Carla H
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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 4 weeks ago

Today my family and I made a trip up to Lava Hot Springs. I was incredibly surprised how lovely it was. The grounds of the facility were well kept and neatly groomed. The pools were sparkling clean and well maintained. The reception desk personnel was...More

Thank Kirk P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked across the street from our motel room to the hot pools. The different pools were really nice and relaxing, especially the pool that was 112 degrees - felt much hotter than that. We also liked the fact there were 2 jacuzzi type whirlpools....More

Thank Carla H
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This place is awesome. Stopped on a recommendation from a friend. Close to the interstate and easy to get to. It was very clean and perhaps because it's not high season, not crowded at all. We shared it with maybe 10 others. Several different pools...More

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Very nice hot pools! Entrance for USD 6, small changing area, couple of hot pools with different temperature. Ideal for relaxation and warming up muscles and bones. We stayed for ca 1 hour.

Thank Kleopetra
Reviewed 19 October 2017

My sisters and I went to the Hot Springs on a weekday so it was not crowded and we had lounge chairs to relax on. The water temps are definitely hot. It was only 60 degrees outside but the water increased our body temp so...More

Thank trish980
Reviewed 9 October 2017

These were awesome hot springs! We went a few nights. It was set down along side a green lush hill, very relaxing but a family friendly place. We had an infant in our group one of the pools was like warm bath water that he...More

Thank Megan M
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Never been to a decent hot springs. Nice time to come weather was good for soaking. Next time I would get a room here and get an all day pass do you can go in and out. Price was cheaper compared to the hot springs...More

Thank Locagirl1
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Went with my buddy looking for hot chicks. Didn't find any. But one chick said it was the Hawaii of Idaho and she is stuck forever.

Thank Dallas K
Reviewed 28 September 2017

This was a nice little treat on our way from Jackson Wyoming to Salt Lake City. We spent about 1 hour eating our store-bought lunch at the picnic tables near the hottest pool. The co-ed changing/locker room was nice for me and my boyfriend so...More

Thank Michelle F
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

We've been talking about making the 2 hour drive here for over 10 years. Finally. Lava is a neat little town that you can easily walk from end to end, set in a picturesque setting along the Portneuf River. Parking for the hot pools on...More

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Nearby Restaurants
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.70 km away
Portneuf Grille & Lounge
110 reviews
.20 km away
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.24 km away
Royal Hotel and Pizza Parlor
181 reviews
.45 km away
Nearby Attractions
Olympic Swimming Complex
101 reviews
.47 km away
Lava Hot Springs
25 reviews
.03 km away
Lava Hot Springs Inn and Spa
65 reviews
.38 km away
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7 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
5 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
9 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.