Bonneville Hot Springs

Lowman, Idaho 83637

Bonneville Hot Springs

Bonneville Hot Springs Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Private bathing and communal soaking in a scenic canyon, very near a popular family campground. Nude bathing in bathhouse only. There is no time a hot soak is more welcome than right after a cold hike. The relief is immediate and the contrast between hike and soak unforgettable. Bonneville is a haven, especially if you are just off the trail. An aging bathhouse straddles the outflow, and hoses channel hot water into a bathtub which you can drain and refill after each use. Your clothes stay dry while your tired body gets wet. The springs check in at temperatures up to 185 degrees F.

They flow past the bathhouse and tumble directly over a rocky cliff into a giant soaking pool that spans one arm of Warm Spring Creek. This is a sandy-bottomed gem that measures a good 25 by 30 feet. More hot water flows down the bank into a chain of smaller pools downstream as well as a secluded waterfall pool or two upstream. The bathhouse at Bonneville is usable year-round and accessible in winter by cross-country skiers."

Bonneville Hot Springs Trip Reports

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Two small soakers and one large pool but the temps can be inconsistent when it mixes with creek water. You have to hunt around for a hot spot. An enclosed bath tub on the hill above for a private soak, easy access on a trail from the campground. The best way to enjoy is take a hike on the beautiful trails in the area and then soak your sore feet ! Great area for families and tons of wildlife !
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Bonneville has three large pools for soaking right next to the creek. The campground is nice, but is now a fee area with camp attendants who live there through the summer. $10/night or $3/day. Kirkham has better pools but the camping is better at Bonneville. Primitive (free) camping can be found at the left turn before Bonneville along the Payette River.

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Trail Information

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Hot Springs
Lowman Ranger District, Boise National Forest
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