Skinnydipper Hotsprings - Hot Springs near Garden Valley, Idaho
Garden Valley,Idaho
44.09292800434, -116.04051599288

Closed

BLM has closed the hot springs for 5 years beginning in 2016. Closure was necessary due to abuse of land and health. Watch video below for more information.

4.3 miles W of Garden Valley, Idaho
GPS: 44°5'34.5"N 116°2'25.9"W
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State: Idaho

Hot Springs

Skinnydipper is Idaho's most recent public natural hot springs discovery. In the 1990s, Hot Springs Harley found and cultivated the hot springs with Keeper Ken's help into what it is today. The 0.5 mile hike up from the Banks-Lowman Highway pullout is steep and treacherous at times. A loose-knit group of volunteers known as "Keepers" maintain the trail, pools and plumbing. Weekend and summer partying can get out of hand. Fights, vandalism and vehicle break-ins have been known to occur during peak usage.

Be careful. Pay attention to posted signs and always test the waters before you get in. Some hot springs can get up to boiling temperatures. Be sure to drink plenty of water to combat the dehydrating effect of the spring.
Be respectful of other soakers and the hot spring. Don't hog the pool. Camp at least 200 yards away and keep fires in designated areas. Keep your pets out of the water and never pee in thermal feature. Glass bottles should never go near a hot spring.

  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

Closed

BLM has closed the hot springs for 5 years beginning in 2016. Closure was necessary due to abuse of land and health. Watch video below for more information.

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glenn

10/13/20 10:33 am
where is the video below?
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endovereric

10/13/20 1:53 pm
I believe that directions aren't shown because the hot springs are closed.
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Skinny Dipper Hot Springs, Idaho by Arne Ryason
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