Travel Thursday: Relax And Unwind At These Year-Round Hot Springs In Idaho

by Courtnie Erickson

Did you know that there are more than 130 soakable hot springs scattered around the Gem State? While many of these hot springs will require a bit of a journey to enjoy, there are others that are easy to access. At these locations, you don’t have to worry about trekking in ice and snow during the winter months or becoming hot and tired during the summer as you work to reach your destination. In fact, some of these year-round hot springs in Idaho have become popular attractions with many amenities to make a long soak convenient, enjoyable, and perfect. Here are just seven year-round hot springs in Idaho where you can relax and unwind.

1. Burgdorf Hot Springs, McCall

Burgdorf Hot Springs Official Website

Burgdorf Hot Springs is one of the most popular year-round hot springs in Idaho. This historic resort is approximately 30 miles north of McCall and well worth the drive. There are three hot pools you can enjoy, each with graveled bottoms. The two smaller pools have an average temperature of 113 degrees Fahrenheit, while the larger pool ranges from 96 to 113 degrees Fahrenheit. You can reserve a time to soak in these hot springs or even plan an entire weekend getaway by renting a Burgdorf rustic cabin. Click here to learn more.

2. Gold Fork Hot Springs, Donnelly

Gold Fork Hot Springs/Facebook

Gold Fork Hot Springs is located in the small town of Donnelly, near McCall. There are six mineral-rich pools for you to enjoy and many amenities to ensure your visit is excellent including geothermal-heated sidewalks and heated changing rooms. The six pools range in temperature from 98 to 109 degrees Fahrenheit and are surrounded by the most beautiful scenery — it’s gorgeous. To learn more about Gold Fork Hot Springs, click here.

3. Kirkham Hot Springs, Boise National Forest


Kirkham Hot Springs is located near the town of Lowman. This hot spring is underdeveloped, but that doesn’t keep it from being popular with locals and tourists alike. Keep in mind that you must climb down a staircase from the Kirkham Campground to access these natural hot springs in Idaho. During the winter months, the campground is closed but hot spring visitors are allowed to walk in. Click here to learn more about these year-round hot springs in Idaho.

4. Lava Hot Springs, Lava Hot Springs

Lava Hot Springs – World Famous Hot Springs/Facebook

When looking for hot springs with a long list of amenities, Lava Hot Springs is the winner. This is one of the more popular hot springs in Idaho and there are multiple hot pools to enjoy. These hot pools range from 102 to 112 degrees Fahrenheit, making it easy to find the water with the perfect temperature for you. In addition to the hot pools, there are multiple swimming pools, including an indoor pool and kiddie cove, and many nearby camping opportunities during the summer months. Click here to learn more about these popular hot springs in Idaho.

5. Heise Hot Springs, Ririe

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Heise Hot Springs is a hot springs resort in Idaho. Here, you will find a natural mineral hot spring that is approximately 104 degrees Fahrenheit. If you are looking for something a little cooler but still plenty toasty, there is a warm pool with fresh water and that has a temperature of approximately 92 degrees Fahrenheit. During the winter, this is a wonderful place to soak and relax. However, in the summer, Heise Hot Springs comes alive with camping, golfing, ziplining, and more. You can learn more about the ziplining adventure in Heise here.

6. Mundo Hot Springs, Cambridge

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Located in the small town of Cambridge, north of Weiser, is the charming Mundo Hot Springs. Here, the hot mineral water is piped from the spring to the pool so you always have fresh mineral water to enjoy. This large pool also has a temperature control system so you can enjoy warm water no matter the weather. You’ll want to grab a bite to eat at The Bistro, an on-site restaurant with sandwiches, salads, soups, and more. Plus, consider making this a long getaway by renting the pool house, which gives you access to the hot springs after hours. To learn more about these year-round hot springs in Idaho, click here.

7. Frenchman’s Bend Hot Springs, Ketchum

Address: Burgdorf Hot Springs, 404 French Creek, McCall, ID 83638, USA

Address: Frenchman’s Hot Springs, 1080 Warm Springs Rd, Ketchum, ID 83340, USA

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

Address: Kirkham Hot Springs, Idaho 21, Lowman, ID, USA

Address: Heise Hot Springs Inc, 5116 E Heise Rd, Ririe, ID 83443, USA

Address: 430 Main St, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246, USA

Address: 3024 Goodrich Rd, Cambridge, ID 83610, USA

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