Lava Hot Springs KOA

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Reserve: 208-776-5094

Reserve: 208-776-5094

Info: 208-776-5295

Info: 208-776-5295


100 Bristol Park Lane

PO Box 729

Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246

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Check-in: 3:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am

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Local Area Attractions

Pebble Creek Ski Area has 1100 skiable acres. The 9271' summit has breath taking views you won't want to miss. With 3 triple chair lifts, and 2 terrain parks Pebble Creek Ski Area has a run for every type of skier. When your ready for lunch; the fresh cut Idaho Potato French Fries are an absolute must. The World Famous Lava Hot Springs awaits you at the end of your ski day, with five different Geothermal Hot Springs ranging in temperatures of 102-112 degrees. These sulfur-free hot springs are delightful and guaranteed to relax any aching muscle. Located only 150 yards from the hot springs you will find our newest cozy KOA deluxe cabins. Conveniently located these cabins are cozy in the fall and winter and refreshing in the spring and summer. Every cabin has a river view.

The Portneuf River

Take a nice float down the little river that runs through the town of Lava Hot Springs. Several rental shops in town offer tubes that seat anywhere from one to four people. Within an hour, you can float the river twice. Be sure to bring water shoes to protect feet, and prepare for an adventure!

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The Hot Pools

In the 1800's, these served as neutral ground where men of all tribes would come together in peace. Today you will find the same thing! Visitors from all over the world come to the pools to rest, soak, and enjoy the scenery. Take in a massage to top off the experience, and you'll leave feeling relaxed and renewed.

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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.

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The Olympic Swimming Complex

This facility in Lava Hot Springs just keeps getting better! In 2009, steep speed slides were added to the mix of platforms, diving boards, swirly slides, rock wall, and large pools. Enjoy the spacious shallow area where young ones can play for hours. Take advantage of the family discount rate on Mondays-Thursdays!

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Tucked away in a scenic Idaho valley above the resort town of Lava Hot Springs is the Dempsey Ridge Golf Course. This privately owned public course is operated and carefully tended by a group of gentlemen with a deep-running passion for a great game of golf. They invite you to join them for family and tournament events, a bite to eat, expert instruction, and nine holes of challenging fun.

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Local Area Activities

Our local area is well known for the "World Famous Hot Springs" . These sulfur free hot springs are open year round except for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Driving distance from the KOA registration/general store is two minutes. Walking distance is about eight minutes. Our newest deluxe cabins are only 150 yards away from the hot springs. The water park complex is open everyday from Memorial Day till Labor Day, and limited weekend hours during the off season. Detailed information can be found on their website.

Fire & Ice Winter Festival

Reserve your new deluxe cabin today while there is still availability for Lava Hot Springs' annual "Fire & Ice" Winter Festival. Events start February 2nd with wine tasting and Hors d' oeures at the historical Riverside Hotel. Click on the URL below for a list of events that follow throughout the weekend.

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Tour De Lava

"Tour De Lava" annual bike ride. Starts at the Lava Hot Springs Community Center 10am, June 3, 2017. Registration is online at

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Beer Festival

Lava Hot Springs Beer Festival. August 27, 2016 from 3pm-8pm located behind the Sunnyside Sinclair gas station off highway 30.

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Event is located at the Olympic Water park, Saturday September 10, 2016.  Refer to website for details.Download the details

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