Lava Hot Springs is a city in Bannock County, Idaho
, United States. Located in the mountainous valley of the Portneuf River on the old route of the Oregon Trail and California Trail
, the city has become a popular resort location, noted for its numerous hot springs amenable to bathing and a turbulent inner tube run through part of the town. Accommodations and lodgings dotted around the hot springs include vacation rentals and condo rentals.
Bubbling out of natural underground springs, the hot water is laden with minerals, but has no sulfur and therefore no bad odor.
Over 2.5 million gallons a day course through the hot springs and are diverted into the Portneuf River keeping the springs ever changing and clean. On cold winter days, the steam rising from the pools wrap people in a cocoon
. The heated sidewalks and dressing room floors keep your toes toasty warm, even on the coldest of nights. This makes the Lava a great year round destination with many many accommodation, vacation rental and condo rental options to suit all budgets.
The hot spring parks consist of a few options. The Downtown Park has portable restrooms, playground, pavilion and picnic area.
It is located at eastern edge of Lava Hot Springs, just across the street from the Hot Pools. No reservations needed.
The City Park contains a large and small pavilion with tables, public restrooms facilities, tennis courts, basketball court, baseball diamond, badminton and volleyball net, horseshoe pits, and playground. Perfect for families and no reservation is required. The Garden Park
borders the east side of our Downtown Park. East Park & West Park are located adjacent to the Hot Pools with the Portneuf River on the south side. Majestic Park is located half a block from the Hot Pools above our Downtown Park. Sunken Gardens Par
k is located above and to the east of Hot Pools.
Lava Hot Springs with its picturesque year-round accommodation
and vacation rental options is located between Salt Lake City and Yellowstone National Park.
Just 11 miles east of I-15, we are a favorite stop along the way to Jackson Hole
and the Grand Tetons. This makes it a superb base to stay and explore the area.
Enjoy a wide range of cuisine, from gourmet coffee, ice cream and candy to tasty Thai, Western, or traditional fare at one of our many restaurants. After a long, fun-filled day, relax at one of the comfortable condo rentals, vacation rentals, or holiday accommodations.