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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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No longer a quiet meditation spot

I have gone to Lava hot pools for many years and briefly lived in the small town. It has always... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sandy, Oregon
End your day here

Start at the swimming center. Eat dinner. End your day here. The facilities are nice and clean... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Heather F
West Jordan, Utah
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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 1 week ago

I have gone to Lava hot pools for many years and briefly lived in the small town. It has always been a quiet, meditative, spiritual place for me in keeping with it's heritage of being a peaceful and healing place for the Native American tribes...More

2  Thank 963laurel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Start at the swimming center. Eat dinner. End your day here. The facilities are nice and clean. Each pool is temperature labeled. Try the hottest, enjoy the cooler pools. Wouldn't like if it was a hot evening but when we went it was on the...More

1  Thank Heather F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here after going to the Olympic complex. Most the pools were too hot for the kids, though my son worked himself up to submerging in the hottest pool. I've been dragging my family to hot springs all over Montana and Idaho, and these...More

1  Thank Ruth V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my family of four to the springs. It was very nice. Heated floors in the locker rooms. Tried all the pools which range from just above 100 degrees (felt like warm bath water) to the hottest pool which stated it can be in the...More

1  Thank Kirby W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was awesome. We all enjoyed ourselves. We went twice in one day. It was pretty quiet in the morning when they opened but got really busy that afternoon. Lots of small children. But the grounds were very clean and the pools were just...More

1  Thank IOWAGIRL069
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on our way through from Yellowstone to Salt Lake City and absolutely loved it! Very clean and so nicely organized! Staff very friendly and helpful. We are relaxed and feeling great. Got to meet people from all over the country too! Great options for...More

1  Thank Travelingnewleyweds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I bought a day pass. It was reasonably priced and the pools were very relaxing! I liked how they had the temperature displayed on each pool so you knew what you were getting into. Doing this is best in cool temperatures.

Thank Mindy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just blissful. Clean, safe and worth every penny. A variety of pool temps. Some have jets and all are surrounded by the beautiful land scape. It really is worth a visit. We started our day there and returned in the evening. We had a light...More

1  Thank Jenni G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lava hot springs was a mid point stopover on our way to Yellowstone. We tubed the river ( separate review) then decided to try the hot pools for only $6 per person there was nothing to lose plus they had showers so we could was...More

1  Thank KZig
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We didn't know at first that each pool was a different temperature. The upper pools are too hot for us, so when we found the cooler of the pools, it was much more enjoyable. I loved that they had different packages to choose from for...More

1  Thank JamieB0810
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.69 km away
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.20 km away
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160 reviews
.44 km away
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232 reviews
.23 km away
Nearby Attractions
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86 reviews
.64 km away
Lava Hot Springs Massage Therapy
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.44 km away
Lava Zipline
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.29 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What are the hours and do you have to make reservations?
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.
Silviane S
Best hotels to stay in? That's quite close by
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
Bonnie Davies C
Looking for a god campground for a RV
10 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.