Lava Hot Springs KOA is located on the historic "Old Oregon Trail" also known as U.S. Hwy 30. A popular getaway, hence;The World Famous Hot Springs the reason Lava Hot Springs is famous. The natural geothermal hot springs range in temperatures of 102-112 degrees Fahrenheit. These sulfur-free hot springs are a delight after a long day of traveling, skiing, snow shoeing, river rafting, fishing, or relaxing at your cabin or campsite. Enjoy a short walk along the river from your campsite, or even a shorter drive (less than 2 minutes) to the springs. Like the KOA campground they are open year round.
Local attractions include The Pebble Creek Ski Area which has 1100 skiable acres. The 9271' summit has breath taking views you won't want to miss. Take advantage of staying at a KOA cabin during the winter, and they will offer a two for one ski pass with your KOA receipt.
Additional winter activities are ice fishing, snow shoeing, and snowmobiling.
Summer activities are mostly available between Memorial Day thru Labor Day. The water park, river tubing, ziplining, biking, hiking, and fishing are popular summer activities.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 Olympic Swimming Complex is open everyday from Memorial Day until Labor Day and Indoor Aquatic Center with Portneuf Kiddie Cove is open year-round with limited weekend hours during the off season. When visiting, you have a wide array of activities to do; Zipline, Wagon Rides, Shopping, Dining, Museum, Hiking, Walking, Bingo, Massage & More. Detailed information can be found on their website www.lavahotsprings.com.
Reserve your new deluxe cabin today while there is still availability for Lava Hot Springs' annual "Fire & Ice" Winter Festival. Events start Friday with wine tasting and Hors d'oeuvres at the historical Riverside Hotel. Click on the URL below for a list of events that follow throughout the weekend. http://fireice.lavahotsprings.org/
History of Lava and South Bannock County. See our Poha - Land of Healing Waters exhibit and traveling exhibits. Admission is $2.00. Lava Souvenirs and postcards available. Located on main street.