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Lava Hot Springs is an all seasons resort located just 11 miles east of I-15 on U.S. Highway 30. Known to be Idaho?s most wonderful and unique recreational oasis, Lava Hot Springs is famous for its odorless hot mineral pools, outdoor Olympic-size swimming pools with waterslides and diving platforms, and an indoor aquatic. Over three million galloons of hot water bubble out from an ancient volcano each day laden with minerals. The spring?s temperature ranges from approximately 102˚ to 112˚ feeding directly through the gravel bottom into the soaking pools.

The Olympic Swimming Complex is the only facility of its kind in the Intermountain West with two heated swimming pools. The free-form pool has 50 meter racing lanes and a dizzying 10 meter diving tower overlooking 17 feet of clear, warm water. The second pool is an AAU world class swimming pool with a 33 foot high diving tower and water slides boasting a 60 foot vertical drop with a terminal velocity of 38 mph. The indoor aquatic center offers an enclosed 25 yard pool open no matter what the weather. It has three diving boards, six swimming lanes and a new Rock Climbing Wall. The center offers water aerobics class, lap swimming and open swimming.

In the 1800s, the springs and land were part of a treaty agreement between the Indians and the US government and used to be part of the original Fort Hall reservation. The Federal government later purchased the springs and land, approximately 178 acres including the springs, while a 1902 act granted the lands to the State of Idaho for public use.

Today, Lava Hot Springs boasts in having a new 20,000 gallon stone-lined pool with water that is a little bit cooler than the larger main pools. The new pool features a snow melt system in the deck around it, a cold water deck shower and canopies to block the sun or rain. All in all, a wonderful addition to the already world class waters found here.
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