Tucked in along the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway sits this epic hot spring. The waterfalls and geothermal pools all with varied temperatures rest along side the mighty South Fork of the Payette River. The setting and scenery is ridiculous!
Best time to go: Year-round
Miles roundtrip: N/A
Elevation gain: N/A
To get to the hot springs you’ll enter through the neighboring Kirkham Campground. After walking down a short flight of wooden steps you’ll get your first glimpse of the steaming hillside.
To your left you’ll find a cascading hot water fall before making your way into one of the many natural pools. Some have sandy bottoms while others feature the perfect “lounge rock.” Or better yet, just stand under the steamy hot water fall.
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There’s parking at the Kirkham campground for $5 or you can camp for $20 which includes the hot spring. The campground has pit toilets, fire rings and is home to about 15 campsites. More information as well as reservations for the campground can be found HERE. For free parking you can also park alongside the highway in the pullout and then take the short walk in.
Our Idaho hot springs are under attack. As the number of visitors have increased so has the TRASH. Hot springs are getting shut down every year so please make it a point to not only pick up the big trash but micro trash as well. If we all do our part we can keep this natural wonders accessible.