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HOT SPRINGS, ID

part ofBoise National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: HOT SPRINGS
Status: Closed through Fri May 02 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Hot Springs Campground is located just east of Garden Valley, Idaho along the Banks-Lowman Highway at an elevation of 3,200 feet.

Visitors enjoy rafting, kayaking and fishing on the South Fork Payette River, and soaking in the hot springs at the river's edge.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated at the foot of a forested hillside. Towering Ponderosa pines are scattered throughout the site, offering partial shade. Summer wildflowers dot the landscape.

Recreation:

The South Fork Payette River is across the road from the campground, offering fishing, whitewater rafting and kayaking.

A natural hot springs soaking pool is located on the river directly across the road and down a staircase.

Facilities:

The campground contains three accessible group sites with picnic and serving tables, grills and campfire circles with benches. Sites 1 and 2 can accommodate up to 200 people each; Site 3 can accommodate up to 50 people.

Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided. Because of its proximity to the highway, some noise from passing traffic is to be expected.

Nearby Attractions:

Numerous natural hot springs pools can be found along the Banks-Lowman Highway, also known as the Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway. The area offers scenic views, wildlife watching, historical information kiosks and several trail opportunities.

Whitewater rafting and kayaking are popular activities on the South Fork and Main Payette Rivers. Several companies in the area offer guided half and full-day trips.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Boating
  • Campfire Circles
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Host
  • Hot Springs
  • Kayaking
  • Paved Parking
  • Paved Roads
  • Rafting
  • Tables
  • Trash Collection
  • Volleyball Courts
Know Before You Go
  • Idaho OHV Safety Message
  • A maximum of 25 vehicles are allowed on Group Sites 1 and 2; 10 vehicles are allowed in Site 3
  • A fee will be collected for extra vehicles at the campground
  • Fees for additional people will be collected at the campground as outlined in the fee schedule if party size is larger than expected
  • Additional single-family sites are available on a first come, first served basis
  • Click here for more information on the Boise National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help prevent the spread of tree-killing pests in our national forests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.06167, -115.91778
44°3'42"N, 115°55'4"W

From Boise, Idaho, take State Highway 55 north 35 miles to Banks. Turn east onto the Banks-Lowman Highway and go 17 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

HOT SPRINGS
Hot Springs (ID)
BOISE ID

Phone Number:

Information: (208)462-2865
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