Lava Hot Springs / City Center KOA

Welcome to Lava Hot Springs City Center KOA located downtown at 89 N. Center St. in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho. Closest campground to the water park and walking distance to the World Famous Hot Springs.

Our year round Lava Hot Springs City Center KOA offers lodging, camping and glamping accommodations year round for whatever season suits your fancy.  
Why stay at a hotel, motel or Bed & Breakfast when you stay in a new cottage with private bath or cabin.  Walk across the footbridge from any campsite or cabin to a day of fun with your family and friends at the Olympic sized swimming complex, or walk 3 blocks and soak your tired muscles at the World Famous Hot Springs. We offer various newly renovated RV sites, tent sites, cabins and cottages. Our KOA provides new shower facilities, laundromat, playground, jumping pillow, dog run, gift shop/convenience store, fire pits, fishing and Wi-Fi. Fire wood for sale in our store and fishing licenses are sold at our local Sunnyside Sinclair gas station. Check-In:3pm and Check-Out:11am

Floating the natural Portneuf River is a popular adventure. Ask about tube rental discounts during your stay.

Visit for waterpark and hot springs rates and hours.

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Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 65' Max Length
  • Kamping Kitchen
  • Firewood ($)
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Ways to Stay

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KOA Value Kard Rewards Program

Do more of what you love - camping - and reap the rewards when you join KOA's Value Kard Rewards program! From camping discounts at KOA campgrounds to additional savings offers from our partners, you can quickly see how the $30 pays for itself and more!

Exlusive Benefits:

  • 10%* off your daily registration rate all year long at 500 KOA Campgrounds throughout North America
  • Rewards points that accumulate for cash off future KOA camping stays
  • Free** night of camping during Value Kard Rewards Appreciation Weekend at participating KOAs
  • Access to thousands of coupons through the KOA coupon savings program.
  • ...and Much more!

Latest Hot Deal

VKR Appreciation Weekend

VKR Appreciation Weekend Photo WHEN:  September 13, 2020 - September 18, 2020

WHAT:  Value Kard Rewards holders stay as a paying guest on Friday, September 18 at any participating KOA campground and get Saturday, September 19 for FREE*.

WHY:  VKR Appreciation Weekend is designed exclusively for Value Kard 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 VKR account, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. 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

195 N. Center

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




Baker Ranch Wagon Rides

A family friendly evening with a horse drawn wagon ride through the scenic Idaho mountains south of Lava Hot Springs at the Baker Ranch's private neck of the woods on Dempsey Creek. This ride is a must if you are coming to Lava Hot Springs, Idaho. Allow 3-hours for this scenic wagon ride and dinner.

11716 S. Dempsey Creek

Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246




Yellowstone National Park

143 miles from Yellowstone National Park a fun vacation destination for all.


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