Lava Hot Springs East KOA

Lava Hot Springs East KOA Holiday is located at 100 Bristol Park Lane is open. We are east of the World Famous Hot Springs. Walking distance of 5 minutes. Open year round for lodging or RV.

Lava Hot Springs KOA is now a year round mini vacation destination. We offer a variety of newly renovated RV Patio sites, or deluxe cabins with gorgeous views of the river and countryside.  Enjoy clean shower facilities located at the office and at the east bath house/laundromat. The playground, horseshoe pits, volleyball and tether-ball are going to be in construction until June 15, 2020.  The gift shop/convenience store is open from April 1-October 31.  The pavilion is a wonderful place for families to gather and eat.  It seats approximately 50 people, has a gas stovetop/oven, a gas bbq and a sink with hot water.  The pavilion does not have a refrigerator.
All of our RV and tent sites have fire pits, picnic tables, or tables and chairs.  If planning to fish on your vacation, be sure to reserve an RV site on the river.  Fishing licenses are sold at the local Sunnyside Sinclair gas station on Hwy 30.
Downtown Lava Hot Springs is only a short walk away to the World Famous Natural Hot Springs, Olympic Swimming Complex and year round Indoor Aquatic Center with Kiddie Cove. See rates and hours on
Floating the natural Portneuf River is a very popular adventure. Ask about tube rental discounts during your stay.
Many new renovations continue during the spring season of 2020. 

  • An additional 16 full hook up RV sites will be replacing the overflow tenting area located on the east end of the campground.
  • RV sites 86-92 will be full hook up sites rather than partial hook ups.
  • An additional 8 camping cabins with bathrooms will be replacing the small group tenting area located in the mid section of the campground.
  • The Loft of the A-frame will be available to sleep 8 people with a nice view off the deck.
  • A new shop.
  • RV sites 2-8 will have concrete patios and curbing.
  • Paw Pen RV sites.
  • A new "group fire" experience area.
  • New sewer lines through RV sites 2-14.
  • Additional visitor parking.

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Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 65' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Snack Bar ($)
  • Propane ($)
  • Kamping Kitchen
  • Fishing ($)
  • Firewood ($)
  • 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

Big Weekend

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WHEN: May 14-15, 2021

WHAT: Stay Friday night, May 14th at a participating campground, and get Saturday night, May 15th for just $20*.

WHY: The Big Weekend helps raise funds to send kids with cancer to medically-supervised camps all across North America. Kids fighting cancer deserve a chance to attend a summer camp and to just be a kid again. Funds raised from May 15 support the KOA Care Camps Trust which distributes more than $1 million dollars annually to support 125+ Care Camps each year. Learn more at

* Only at participating KOA locations. Applies to one-site, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. Not valid with other discounts.

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Local Area

The World Famous Hot Springs

In the 1800's, these served as neutral ground where men of all tribes would come together in peace to utilize the all natural hot springs. Today you will find the same thing! Visitors from all over the world come to the sulfur free pools to rest, soak, and enjoy the scenery. Temperatures from 102° to 112° degrees. You will leave feeling relaxed and renewed.

Dressing rooms, showers,restrooms and coin operated lockers $.50 per use.  Visit the gift shop for Lava Hot Springs souvenirs.

430 E. Main St.

Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246




The Sunken Gardens

These little gardens are a delightful sight. Meticulously maintained and free to the public, they are nestled down in naturally formed lava reef. This is a great little detour to take during your time in Lava Hot Springs. The Sunken Gardens are located near the Hot Pools.


The Olympic Swimming Complex & Indoor Aquatic Center

This facility in Lava Hot Springs just keeps getting better! Enjoy the Summer Olympic Swimming Complex with steep speed slides  traveling 30 mph, diving platforms, diving boards, curly slides, basketball hoops and large pool. Enjoy the spacious shallow area where young ones can play for hours. Year round Indoor Aquatic Center has 25yd pool, aqua climb wall, diving board, basketball hoops.  New Portneuf Kiddie Cove shallow pool for the little ones with sprays, geysers, dumping bucket, slide and more.  Rent the party room for your next birthday party or family reunion.  Take advantage of the family discount rate on Wednesdays!

195 N. Center

Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246





Our campers may fish in the river, right from the campground if they wish, and on a lucky day will snare a good trout. Another popular spot for fisherman is the Chesterfield Reservoir, located about 30 minutes from the campground. We have seen great catches come back to the campground from that spot (no fish tales here!). Stop in the store to pick up your Southeast Idaho fishing guide.



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