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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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A little disappointing to me, but not their fault.

The place is nicely maintained, clean, shaded, and inexpensive to visit. The pools are edged with... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
nana1999
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Hooper, UT
First Hot Springs experience

Very inexpensive. Lockers to keep personal items, changing rooms, bathrooms. Heated pools ranging... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dorothy P
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Huntsville, Alabama
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“changing rooms” (22 reviews)
“hottest pool” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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430 East Main Street, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The place is nicely maintained, clean, shaded, and inexpensive to visit. The pools are edged with lots of places to sit and relax. My only complaint is purely personal. The two upper pools were just too hot for me, but the "cool pool" was not...More

Thank nana1999
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very inexpensive. Lockers to keep personal items, changing rooms, bathrooms. Heated pools ranging from 105 to 109 temp. Don't stay in too long. Rest periods to cool down definitely needed.

Thank Dorothy P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved the hot springs! We were there on a rainy cool Sunday morning and it was so lovely. The only problem was all the creeps who stare at you the second the water isn't covering you anymore, but there's really nothing that can be...More

Thank Andrea Z
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having just visited my first hotspring this month (Crystal Hot Springs in Honeyville, UT) I thought I knew what to expect. However, compared to Crystal Hot Springs, this place is so much better. It is clean and very well maintained. The locker rooms are clean....More

1  Thank Alyssa P
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

The staff was helpful in guiding us to get a combination of entrance tickets to these hot pools and the Olympic Swimming Complex, to which we easily walked with the aid of a map. These pools were of pretty, smooth stones, and pools of varying...More

Thank Sarah S
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

We took a 3 day weekend to check out lava hot springs. We thought it would be a wonderful relaxing experience. We had no idea there would be so many people there. It wasn’t relaxing in the least bit. It’s too over commercialized for us....More

2  Thank ktwill82
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LavaHotSprings, Public Relations Manager at Idaho's World Famous Hot Pools, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Yes we are a busy place and the weekends are the busiest time. Monday through Thursday are our not so busy days,much quieter and relaxing. We are a very popular destination and loved by many. We hope some day you...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

A great respite from cold winter! Pools of varying heat, lots of seating in pools, allowed to bring in non-glass flasks. Lots of big families with vans full of little kids though, so not as relaxing as many hot springs.More

Thank Posada Central T
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LavaHotSprings, Administrative Assistant at Idaho's World Famous Hot Pools, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Thank you for your review. We do want to remind everyone that we do not allow alcohol of any kind into our facility. The mixture of the hot water and alcohol do not mix well and we strive to keep all our patrons and staff...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We visited this place last June (2017) and had a good time. We went back in December and had a blast. The hot pools weren't any different, but the weather outside made the visit so much better. I would recommend visiting this place anytime of...More

Thank Nathan D
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Loved this place. Quite simply, it was beautiful, cheap, accessible, clean and well run. Our family had a magical time there and we will be back. Travelers- don't make the same mistake we did. We arrived in town and followed a sign for Lava Hot...More

1  Thank danrodgerson
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

The mineral ponds are so relaxing and enjoyable, love coming here because they keep it clean and inviting!! We have been here several times and would highly recommend it!!

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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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Bonnie Davies C
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.
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