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Idaho's World Famous Hot Pools

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Address: 430 East Main Street, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
Phone Number:
18004238597
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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 go every year

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank Christinajoanna
Marion, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank merrysunshine21
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to the Hot pools with my friends and we loved it! The pools are perfect for unwinding. The location is great and the facilities are clean!

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Thank clairexprasad
Ogden, UT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We had a wonderful time enjoying the hot pools with our Family in Nov. 16, but our overnight stay at the City Center KOA was marred by the nearby trains and their HORNS which went on and on about every 30 minutes ALL NIGHT LONG. GO - by all means and enjoy the place, but if you choose to stay... More 

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Logan, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

I really liked that the facilities are clean. Some hot pools I've been to were a bit on the nasty side but these guys keep everything clean.

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Thank ChrisVsorensen
Seville, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Wonderful hot pools, very clean. Buy the day pass so you can just keep going back. We went early in the day and it was less crowded. Went for a drive and dinner and went back in the evening. Quite crowded then but everyone is just relaxing on the side so there was plenty of room and with 5 pools... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We'll be honest, this is the main reason people visit Lava Hot Springs! If you show up on the weekends--even during the off season (November-May) it'll be relatively busy. But it's still nice, the hot pools vary in temperature the further you get from the source of the spring. During the summer it might be nice to split your time... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The facility is clean and well laid out. The staff is friendly. The pools are varied - you can lounge in a moderately hot pool or make your way to the hottest pool ever!

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San Jose
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We go to the hot pools every time we can. The mineral water is hot and soothing. It's a very relaxing experience. Pools start from the least hot to the very hot. Setting is pleasing and the occasional passing train adds to the western flavor. We typically stay about an hour. During the summer months our grandchildren prefer the water... More 

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