Lava Hot Springs KOA

100 Bristol Park Lane

Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246

Reserve: 800-562-3642

Info: 208-776-5295

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Campground Reviews

Jun 27, 2013
A young couple just took it over and are updating very nicely. Shower rooms are beautiful, and sites are being updated. Spots down by the river are really nice.
Jun 26, 2013
Jun 26, 2013
Its not a kid friendly campground. Need more kid things. Also there is a train that runs right by the campground every hour. Other than that it was ok.
Jun 25, 2013
It was great! The office to all the hosts were great !!
Jun 25, 2013
Great owners. Cody and Andrea went out of their way to make the stay comfortable.
Jun 25, 2013
Jun 25, 2013
Jun 25, 2013
I loved the new grass and space! It was nice being right next to the river.
Jun 24, 2013
Friendly staff and very nice showers / restrooms. The only downfall are the dusty roadways and the speeding vehicles that create dust. It would be very nice to see the roads paved someday. Overall a really nice place to stay and we look forward to our return next June.
Jun 24, 2013
This kampground has come a long way since the first time we stayed there. It's well on the way to becoming one of the very best.
Jun 23, 2013
Well we arrived and checked in we were assigned a spot but someone already had it. We took the next one and confirmed it with the office all was good. The next morning we had to move cuz this site was reserved. The staff at Lava KOA were very disorganized and I was very disappointed!! Last year was great staying there!!
Jun 23, 2013
We've been coming to Lava Hot Springs for over 20 years and have always stayed at this campground (formerly Cottonwood). We love the improvements KOA is making.
Jun 20, 2013
The staff was helpful and pleasent. The grounds are clean and bathrooms wonderful, modern & clean. We enjoyed the park and very close to town. We will recommend KOA Lava Hot Springs to others
Jun 19, 2013
We had a little bit of confusion regarding our tent reservation, but the staff and owner were very good to make the necessary adjustments to clear up the whole situation. We were very happy with our stay. Thanks for the extra effort and turning it into a positive experience. The true measure of a business is how they react when confronted with adversity and they shined.
Jun 18, 2013
We enjoyed our spot and appreciated how friendly the staff was, and how willing they are to help with anything, love the upgrades they are working on!
Jun 18, 2013
Aside from the noise of the trains and the highway traffic, which the park can't control, the stay was great!
Jun 18, 2013
Staff was fantastic. But Very, Very noisy. between the high way and the periodic fright trains we did not do any sleeping. Also disappointed that everything along the riverbank was torn up and under construction.
Jun 18, 2013
Very nice area, walk to hot springs and town. Sites should be leveled for the price being charged.
Jun 17, 2013
Jun 17, 2013
We stayed in the cabins. They are about 15 feet from a busy highway with an active train track on the other side. VERY NOISY!!! Otherwise a nice place...
Jun 17, 2013
Staff was extremely friendly. Great campgound and great location. Our cabin was clean and very cozy!
Jun 16, 2013
The stay would have been better had we been warned about the construction prior. My friend couldn't sleep with the beeping on the cat.. I asked about checking out at 1pm instead of the noon check out, there was no one waiting for the cabin said the lady.I was charged $ 8.41 MORE on my card due to checking out at 12:45pm.After spending $200.00 for the 2 day stay and purchases in store...
Jun 16, 2013
Great new owners,very helpful, efficient and friendly
Jun 16, 2013
So comfortable and quiet. They were wonderful hosts!
Jun 16, 2013
Staff was very accommodating and helpful. Since this campground was only taken over in the last two months, there appear some things need to be worked out, but overall, we would stay here again. This will be a 5-star KOA in no time!
Jun 15, 2013
Jun 14, 2013
new people didn't know the difference between,50 amp & 30 amp. Yes they tried hard. Just didn't know. need some training.!
Jun 13, 2013
Close to HOT SPRINGS and bathrooms are excellent. Individual 3/4 bathrooms,clean and updated-excellent! Friendly and helpful owners.
Jun 13, 2013
All facilities were quite nice. However, train noise was often and noisy as were some campers who did not observe quiet hours. Also, lots of nearby highway noise.
Jun 13, 2013
Friendly staff. But between the trains and the highway noise it was less than restfull.
Jun 12, 2013
Great campsite located close to the hot springs and river tubing. There is some road/railroad noise but not that noticeable. I would definitely stay there again and recommend this site to my friends and family.
Jun 11, 2013
Jun 11, 2013
This was the first time we have stayed at a KOA and it was great, the staff was very nice and the ammenities were great. the only thing I would change are the size of the campsites. I undersyand why they are so close it just seems a little too close to me. with that said I still would stay there again.
Jun 11, 2013
Very nice and clean bathrooms with privacy each bathroom has a sink, toilet and shower. There is a laundry room and fire pits that are maintained. This KOA is within walking distance from Lava main street and with a friendly staff & reasonable prices it's a must stay! I know we are going back.
Jun 10, 2013
The new bathrooms were great! The old bathrooms were gross (according to my young adult kids). Nice clean cabins to stay in. Nice grassy place for the tables and preparing dinner. Your stove and bbq grill came in handy when ours didn't work. The camping community around us were all respectful of each others space and kept noise to a minimum. Bad to advertise things not available, though.
Jun 05, 2013
Loved it! Staff very friendly. Loved that there were restrooms, showers,washer, dryers available. Thanks
Jun 04, 2013
Jun 04, 2013
I really like this KOA. The hosts are very nice and the campground is significantly better than my last stay 2 years ago. It was fine then, but it is much nicer now. We will return.
Jun 03, 2013
The staff was great, but the constant parade of trains all day and all night made it impossible to sleep and ruined what would otherwise have been an enjoyable trip.
Jun 03, 2013
We were first assigned to some very small spots that had not trees, picnic bench, or space for our trailer. I asked to be moved, and they did move us without issues, but all the spots were VERY close and cramped. Only about 5 feet of grass between sites. No privacy whatsoever. On the upside, the bathrooms were nicer than most fancy hotels. I think I'd rather have a private spot, though....
Jun 03, 2013
This campground has the spots packed in like sardines in a can! We reported the camper next us leaking grey/black water on to the ground and nothing was done about it. I called their number for information, no answer and my call was not returned for almost 24 hours. No, I would not stay here again.
Jun 03, 2013
Great site, great location, great hosts. Must get the award for the most luxurious showeroom/laundry. Fantastic
Jun 02, 2013
Fantastic new managers!!
Jun 01, 2013
The owners were very friendly. The campsites were relatively clean. However the entire weekend had nothing but problems with sewage and water. The bathrooms were terribly run down and need extensive cleaning and repair. Also the campsites are so close together we felt we were camping on top of each other.
May 31, 2013
My family enjoyed the tent campsite, was close proximity to the 5star bath house. It rained our entire stay,however, it was nice that we were able to fill our propane tank at the KOA for our heater. I think the best part of our stay was the the outdoor covered kitchen area, baked potatoes and brownies in a real oven. A large propane grill for use as well. My son enojoyed the trains. Plan to return
May 30, 2013
Expensive $30. For tent site w/no power, Bathrooms not very clean, and next to busy high way. noisy jake brakes all night.
May 29, 2013
The people were very freindly and help full. With the improvements that have been done and are being done, this will make them a five star in no time. Just my thought, they need some restrooms seperate from the showers so when you just need to use the restroom, your not waiting in line. I used my trailer in those cases, but the tenters don't have that option.
May 29, 2013
I like the location. The new owners are working on fixing it up. Unfortunately they were having a sewer problem while we were there and their was no hot water for showering. We will stay there again, I will call first to make sure the facility is in better working order.
May 29, 2013
Decent campground. We had a nice site for our rv, although the site was small, felt like we were packed in like sardines. Our neighbors were allowed to party late into the night. We didn't complain, but surprised the grounds weren't monitored better. Otherwise excellent shower facility and kids loved the playground :)
May 29, 2013
The campground was very clean and the employees were friendly.

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