Welcome to Lava Hot Springs West KOA, located downtown at 89 N. Center St. Exit off of Hwy 30, under the water slides. We are the closest campground to the Olympic-sized swimming pool and water park.

Lava Hot Springs KOA West offers lodging and camping accommodations year round. If you plan to stay during the summer season, make your reservation 6 months ahead.  This campground is centrally located to all the fun-filled activities, which makes it very popular.  The footbridge located over the Portneuf River makes for a fast and easy access to the water park from any campsite. The World Famous Hot Springs are only 3 blocks away and open year round.  With many new renovations still in the near future, we'd like to announce the new Pavilion is ready for private rental gatherings, or free to use with courtesy to all campers.  It seats approximately 30-40 people. Our KOA provides new shower facilities, laundromat, playground, paw pen, gift shop/convenience store, fire pits, fishing and Wi-Fi.  

Floating the natural Portneuf River is a highlight during the summer months, but also during the Fire & Ice Winter Festival, which remains the most attractive event, beginning the first weekend of every February.

Visit www.lavahotsprings.com for the hot springs and water park rates and hours.

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 65' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Snack Bar ($)
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
  • Dog Park
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Ways to Stay

KOA Holiday

KOA Holiday Campgrounds

Whether you’re exploring the local area or hanging out at the campground, KOA Holidays are an ideal place to relax and play. There’s plenty to do, with amenities and services to make your stay memorable. Plus, you’ll enjoy the outdoor experience with upgraded RV Sites with KOA Patio® and Deluxe Cabins with full baths for camping in comfort. Bring your family, bring your friends, or bring the whole group – there’s plenty of ways to stay and explore.

KOA Holidays Feature:

  • RV Sites with a KOA Patio®
  • Deluxe Cabins with full baths
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Group meeting facilities

Latest Hot Deal

KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend

KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend Photo

WHEN: September 6-7, 2024

WHAT: KOA Rewards holders stay as a paying guest on Friday, September 6th at any participating KOA campground and get Saturday, September 7th for FREE*.

WHY: KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend is designed exclusively for KOA Rewards holders to say thanks for your loyalty and for trusting your camping memories to us. On this late-summer weekend, we gather to celebrate friends, family and fun in the great outdoors we all adore.

* Only at participating KOA locations. Applies to one site per a KOA Rewards account, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. KOA Rewards discount does apply but not valid with other discounts.

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Local Area

Olympic Swimming Complex

Enjoy a short walk across the river from your campsite to the Olympic Swimming Complex.  Open daily from Memorial Day thru Labor Day.  Olympic swimming pool includes two speed slides, curly slides, diving boards, diving platforms, basketball hoops, indoor aquatic center with climbing wall, hot tub and portneuf kiddie cove pool area with geyser, dumping bucket, sprays, geysers, slide and more. The indoor pool area is open thru the year on weekends.Rent the party room for your next birthday party or family reunion.  Take advantage of the family discount rate on Wednesdays!For more information about pricing and hours of operation go to www.lavahotsprings.com

195 N. Center

Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246




Baker Ranch Snowshoeing, XC Skiing and Fat Tire Bike Trail

A winter activity that will get you out in the fresh air on a well marked, groomed beginners or intermediate trail, south of Lava Hot Springs. A warming hut is available at the mid-way point to rest, take in the wonderful views.

11716 S. Dempsey Creek

Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246




The World Famous Hot Springs

Walking distance 3 1/2 blocks east of the KOA City Center is what Lava Hot Springs is known for; the all natural, sulfur free World Famous Hot Springs, open year round closed only 2 days of the year Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.  Facility offers 5 different pools varying in temperatures 102 to 112 degrees.  Lockers to secure your personal items, showers, restrooms, dressing rooms and a gift shop with souvenir items.

430 E. Main St.

Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246




Yellowstone National Park

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