Hot Springs Campground in the Boise National Forest
Campground hot springs, located on the other side of the seasonally busy Banks-Lowman highway from the aptly named Hot Springs Campground, features one large soaking pool that sits in the base of an old structure. Hot water is piped into the pool from old pipes that remain from a historical bathhouse. The bathhouse’s structure can be seen from the pool and is closer to the Payette River.
There is a second pool, but the water temperature is lukewarm. However, this particular pool is actually designed to be a stand-up shower – perfect for a warm summer day! The pools are shallow, with rock-lined walls and are sand/gravel bottomed.
Campground Hot Springs Soak Stats
Water Clarity: Clear to Semi-Clear
Odor(s): None Noticed
Wildlife Sighted: Deer and Elk
Be wary of the mud and rock slides that are a common occurrence along the Banks-Lowman Highway. Otherwise, HS CG is accessible year around! Check road reports!
Boise National Forest camping is literally right across the street.