Travel Thursday: Idaho’s Naturally Heated Outdoor Pool Is All You Need This Winter

Story by Emerson

Idaho winters may be beautiful but they can seem to last forever. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to keep warm in the Gem State if you just know where to look. Gold Fork Hot Springs makes the perfect day trip for those who are looking to spend the day soaking in a naturally-heated pool. Winter seems to last for some time, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay cold. Check out these relaxing hot springs in Idaho.

Gold Fork Hot Springs is located just south of McCall in the small town of Donnelly. These naturally-heated pools make for an awesome experience all year long. However, these natural hot springs in Idaho truly shine during the winter.
There’s no better time to soak in an outdoor heated pool than when the surroundings are all covered in beautiful snow. Gold Fork Hot Springs sits in the midst of the gorgeous North Fork Range foothills.
Winter is a popular time for the hot springs and it’s easy to see why. There’s truly nothing like soaking in these scenic waters while enjoying the natural splendor that’s all around you.
Gold Fork is comprised of six pools that are formed by natural rock formations. Temperatures of the pools range from 85 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit. They also offer a pool for kids that contains only mildly hot water and a sandy bottom.
The facility may not offer a long list of frills, but the pools speak for themselves. At these hot springs in Idaho, you will enjoy heated changing rooms along with heated sidewalks. This makes a winter soak much more enjoyable.
No reservations are required to enjoy a relaxing day at Gold Fork Hot Springs. When thinking of winter getaways in Idaho, these hot springs must be on your list.
Whether you want to de-stress, relax, or just want some fresh air, a visit to Gold Fork Hot Springs in Idaho is an absolute must.

You can learn more about these hot springs, including current hours and admission prices, by visiting its website.

Have you been to Gold Fork Hot Springs? What was your experience like? We’d love to hear all about it in the comments!

Idaho is home to so many incredible hot springs that are perfect for spending a winter day. Check out our list of the 7 best hot springs in Idaho.

Address: 1026 Gold Fork Rd, Donnelly, ID 83615, USA

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