Norris Hot Springs

Ennis, Montana

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An open-air wooden pool that has changed little since the 1880s. Soaking at Norris Hot Springs is like stepping back in time. The old 30-foot by 40-foot soaking pool looks much as it must have 100 years ago. The pool is constructed completely of wood, including a wooden deck, an old wooden changing room, and a weathered wooden fence surrounding the pool. Eight to ten separate springs with an average temperature of 127 degrees F feed the pool. The hot water is air-cooled by forcing it through a small vertical pipe at one end of the pool. Natural artesian pressure shoots the water out of the pipe in a graceful 12-foot arc above the pool, creating a constant hot water shower on the bathers below. Close to 500,000 gallons of water a day flow through the pool. There is no detectable sulfur smell in the water.
Touring Montana and Wyoming Hot Springs

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Touring Montana and Wyoming Hot Springs

by Jeff Birkby (Falcon Guides)

An open-air wooden pool that has changed little since the 1880s. Soaking at Norris Hot Springs is like stepping back in time. The old 30-foot by 40-foot soaking pool looks much as it must have 100 years ago. The pool is constructed completely of wood, including a wooden deck, an old wooden changing room, and a weathered wooden fence surrounding the pool.

Eight to ten separate springs with an average temperature of 127 degrees F feed the pool. The hot water is air-cooled by forcing it through a small vertical pipe at one end of the pool. Natural artesian pressure shoots the water out of the pipe in a graceful 12-foot arc above the pool, creating a constant hot water shower on the bathers below. Close to 500,000 gallons of water a day flow through the pool. There is no detectable sulfur smell in the water.

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Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Ennis
Season: Year-round
Features: Hot Springs
Local Maps: Montana State Highways Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Norris Hot Springs

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