Little Anderson Hot Spring in Garden Valley
Well over a decade ago Little Anderson hot spring was once hailed by hot springers as a stellar soak. The sole pool and surrounding area were kept clean by the locals, and even at one time had a multi-year caretaker from New Zealand. As of late, this hot spring suffers an entirely different fate. ATVs of all types have shredded the area, the evidence is unfortunately very evident and visible everywhere. Hunters and anglers have left trash and animal remains all over the primitive sites. And the hot spring… is in even worse condition.
The cinder blocks that once lined the pool have long-sunk into the ground, which has allowed the pool to spread out. The source-fed pool bottom features a healthy mix of algae, silt, trash and some sand.
Little Anderson Hot Spring Soak Stats
Water Clarity: Low – Murky
Visibility: Low while sitting – high when standing
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. The dirt road to Little Anderson off the Banks-Lowman Highway is not maintained and often impassable during the winter season.
Plenty of Boise National Forest camping nearby, no sites next to the hot springs.