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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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Hot Pools

They've remodeled the hot pool area and the surrounding area. Very nice! 3 hot pools with different... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Gayle P
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Salt Lake City, Utah
Wonderful

We love the hot pools here so much we drive past two springs to come here from Utah at lest three... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jeff J
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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.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
430 East Main Street, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
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+1 800-423-8597
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Reviewed yesterday

They've remodeled the hot pool area and the surrounding area. Very nice! 3 hot pools with different temperatures. Loved it!

Thank Gayle P
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We love the hot pools here so much we drive past two springs to come here from Utah at lest three times a year. If you’re in lava it’s a can’t miss

Thank Jeff J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clean, well-run facility, friendly staff, ample shower/dressing rooms, comfortable bathing pools. Reasonable prices.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is very well maintained and has a nice, little resort town feel to it. There are several different natural pools with pebble rock bottoms ranging from about 102 degrees F to 112 degrees. The hottest one was melt-your-skin-off hot but tolerable if you start...More

Thank Derek M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lava Hot Springs has a gem of a hot springs here. The town is small and a little dated but this hot springs is neat and clean. The grounds are beautiful and well tended. There are a variety of pools with different temperatures without sulfur...More

2  Thank 6inboise
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hot springs have several pools with sunshades over much of the water. The pools are clean and clear with little easy to walk on pebbles on the bottom. There are ramps and stairs making access in and out easy. We liked the semi-submerged seating...More

Thank Ananda-Bindy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stay in Lava a couple times/year and always find ourselves here. Clean, sulpher-free, and many temperature choices. The front desk seems to vary in their hospitality skills but that never affects our enjoyment. Good pricing to be able to soak away the aches and...More

1  Thank tshaw34
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So this was first time bringing our kids to the kids splash area and we had a 4 month old baby they told us we could not have a float on her a baby float while I was attending my children I got told I...More

Thank Shaylyn R
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LavaHotSprings, Manager at Idaho's World Famous Hot Pools, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. For everyone's safety and for our guards to be able to see around all the children in the pool children cannot have a large floatation and it has to be on body. In the Kiddie pool we do ask that...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this state owned hot springs facility is unique in that it has no sulpher. in addition the pools are meticulously constructed with a marvelous gravel bed in each pool and trails along the river outside the facility. it is also an incredible value. the town...More

1  Thank MLeBrun
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

I was totally surprised as we toured this slow paced little town In off season. They say it is vibrantly busy In prime season. The municipal hot pools were so well maintained , fresh and vsried in temperature from springs right near the rushing river....More

1  Thank Sally R
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tcrownden
17 May 2018|
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Response from LavaHotSprings | Property representative |
Hi tcrownden, Thank you for your question. There are so many things to do in and around the town of Lava Hot Springs. The attractions in Lava are: World Famous Hot Springs, Olympic Swimming Complex and Indoor Aquatic... More
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travelbuff0701
8 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.
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Silviane S
6 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
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