Hot Springs

Soothe your soul in Idaho hot springs.

Tucked away on mountain paths, you’ll find soaking pools waiting to wash away stress and put you in a state of relaxation. For an alternative soaking experience, visit any of the developed hot springs sites that feature hot pools of varying temperatures and a chance to soak under the stars with modern amenities. Suit up for a soak any time of year in Idaho.
Lava Hot Springs is open 363 days a year. When it’s time to relax, immerse yourself in these world-famous natural hot springs. Bubbling out of natural underground springs, these hot springs are laden with minerals but lack sulfur. So, therefore, all you smell is the great Idaho wilderness.
Take a soak in one of five pools, ranging in temperature from 102° F to 112°F, to find a pool that is just right for you. Over 2.5 million gallons of hot mineral watercourse through the pools each day before entering the Portneuf River, keeping the springs ever-changing and clean. The grounds surrounding the pools are a botanical wonder and open to the public free of charge.
An indoor aquatic center is also open year-round. This six-lane, 25-yard pool provides shaded fun for all ages with a diving board, aqua climb wall, hot pool, and a Portneuf Kiddie Cove. Party rooms rentals are available for celebrations. The natural setting of the Sunken Gardens showcases native and imported plants and flowers throughout the entire season. Just off Main Street above the World Famous Hot Pools, these gardens are free of charge and used for relaxation and viewing enjoyment. Watch the birds and feel the cool
breeze all season long. The rock walls which look like lava are actually the remains of algae reefs formed in the Portneuf River long ago and now provide a beautiful setting of flowers, wildlife and nature.
For even more water shenanigans, rent some tubes and float the famous Portneuf River that runs through the middle of town. USA TODAY readers voted this the #1 Best Tubing River in America!
Stay in one of the spacious one or two-bedroom apartment-style suites featuring fully-equipped kitchens and separate sleeping/living quarters. Economically priced and perfect for the whole family, there is Cable TV, Wi-fi, A/C and within walking distance to all of Lava’s attractions. Nightly and short-term rates. Aura Soma Lava Vacation Rental Homes offer small, medium and large centrally-located homes on the river’s edge. These tiny homes offer a galley style full kitchen, dining room, living room and bedroom with a queen bed. For more information or to make reservations, visit


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