General Campground Information

Year round lodging

We offer camping cabins and deluxe cottages year round. The new deluxe cottages include kitchenettes, private bathroom w/showers and fireplace.  Located downtown and walking distance to the World Famous Hot Springs and seasonal Olympic Swimming Complex and year round Indoor Aquatic Center.  Be sure to bring your own linens and enjoy the luxuries of camping only "glamping".

Gift Shop and Convenience Store

Gifts, snacks, food, drinks, RV supplies and more! Forget something? We probably have it or can help you find it.

General Information

  • Check in 3:00 pm and Check out 11:00 am.
  • Year round lodging, and camping.
  • Inquire about a 15% savings on tube rentals at check in. (seasonal)
  • Fires are permitted at every site. Firewood is sold at the camp store.
  • All visitors must register at registration office and obtain a parking pass.
  • Quiet hours are between 10:00 pm - 8:00 am
  • The hot springs and water park is walking distance, but owned and operated by the State of Idaho.  Hours of operation and prices

Check-in and Check-out times

Check in after 3:00 pm and Check out  is 11:00 am

Lava Hot Springs West KOA

Lava Hot Springs West KOA is in the center of town.  If traveling East on Hwy 30, exit into Lava Hot Springs under the speed slides.  As soon as you pass the Olympic Swimming Pool Complex and cross over the Portneuf River Bridge, turn immediately right onto West Portneuf Street.  Please park along West Portneuf Street and check in at the log cabin office located at the entrance of the campground.

Firewood Policy

Firewood is for sale at the camp store.  Any debris such as 2X4's, tree limbs/bushes, brought in by the guest, and left at their site will be charged a $50 garbage fee.


Pets are allowed at the Lava Hot Springs KOA West for a fee. Please inquire for details. All pets must be on a leash at all times.  No tolerance for unleashed pets.

Winter Camping & Lodging

Limited RV spaces are available with some precautionary restrictions due to cold temperatures. Please call for details. Tent sites are open only if weather permits. Laundry, playground, and jumping pillow are closed during the winter. Winter season dates are from 11/1 thru 3/31.  Cabins and Cottages available year round.  


We currently have free WIFI, and a Premium WIFI for a fee.


We have a laundry room located in our check-in building. 

Meet Your Hosts

Its a Great Day!

We are life-long residents of Lava Hot Springs. We purchased this campground in 2016, formerly called Rivers Edge Campground.  Since then, we have made many upgrades to the RV sites, tent sites, added 4 cottages with bathrooms, 3 camping cabins, a pavilion, a bath house, a playground, a paw pen, and remodeled the campstore with new bathrooms/showers and laundromat.   We value your experience with us and strive to provide a clean, safe, and beautiful campground for our guests.