Lava Hot Springs

Lava Hot Springs is a small tourist town in southeastern Idaho, with a population of about 400 year-round residents. Tourists flock from all over the country and Canada (mostly during Summer), to visit it's many attractions. Lava (as the locals call it), is home to many natural hot springs. The World Famous Mineral Pools Resort sits in the middle of town and is open year-round. Bubbling out of natural underground springs, the hot water is laden with minerals, but has no sulfur and therefore no bad odor. Over 2.5 million gallons a day course through the hot springs and are diverted into the Portneuf River keeping the springs ever changing and clean. The spring's temperatures range from approximately 102˚ F to 112˚ F degrees.

Tourists also enjoy a "small town" fun atmosphere with a main street full of boutique shops, restaurants and B and B's. The Olympic Swimming Complex on the west side of town offers an olympic-sized swimming pool, water slides, diving tower and indoor pools. For explorers, rent a tube and float the river (they will even shuttle you back up to the top)! Stay in a log cabin at the KOA Campground. Or, check out one of the many events the town hosts during the year, including the Fire and Ice Winterfest in February. Lava is a cool little town that has so much to offer, and is one of our favorite places to visit.


Tuesday, 29 January 2019

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