Atlanta Hot Springs

Atlanta Hot Springs is a beautiful geothermal oasis of the remote Idaho area
The water from the pool flows into a warm pond known as "Frog Pond"

Atlanta Hot Springs is a beautiful oasis of the remote area of Central Idaho located on the slope of the Sawtooth Mountain Range surrounded by the beautiful Boise National Forest. The historic mining town of Atlanta is just miles away.

The hot geothermal water comes out of the source at a temperature of about 140°F and flows to a volunteer-built six by twelve feet rock and masonry pool. It cools down to 110 - 100°F at the pool depending on weather conditions. The water can be drained and refilled.

The water from the pool flows into a large warm pond referred to as "Frog Pond". The pond is popular among families with kids and used for swimming in the summer. The entire location is open all year long.

Swimming suits are not mandatory, yet recommended since this spot is visible from the road. There are no services at the springs.

Note: Red Spider Mites have been reported in the hot springs

Power Plant Recreation Area and Chattanooga Hot Springs are located nearby.

Besides hot springs bathing, the Atlanta area offers a plethora of outdoor activities including hiking, swimming, mountain biking, fishing, nature viewing, snowmobiling, and much more.

The closest lodging and store are located in Atlanta. There is no gas station in town so make sure to fuel up and have a full tank before heading this direction.

Please, keep in mind that cell phone reception can be spotty around the Atlanta area. Pack all your trash and leave no trace behind!

Atlanta Hot Springs
Frog Pond
Atlanta Hot Springs
Middle Fork Boise River Road
Atlanta Hot Springs
Hot Spring Pool
Atlanta Hot Springs - Frog Pond
Frog Pond Swimming

Atlanta Hot Springs | Facts

Location: 129 miles east of Boise • Central Idaho • USA
Open: 365 days a year
Development: Primitive
Clothing: Advisable
Amenities: None
Accommodations: Power Plant and Riverside Campgrounds, Beaver Lodge
Hiking distance: Short
Road Access: A 4WD high clearance vehicle is recommended
Day-use fees: None

Elevation: 5,400 ft (1,645 m)

Water T° (source): 140°F (60°C)
Water T° (pool): 100-110°F (38-43°C)

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Directions to Atlanta Hot Springs

Atlanta can be accessed via unpaved forest roads only. With this in mind, a 4WD high clearance vehicle is recommended to navigate the area. Some roads are closed during the winter months. Check directions here.

From Atlanta,

  • Follow 1.2 miles east on Main Street/Middle Fork Boise River Road to the large pond and hot springs on the right.

GPS: N 43°48.724' W 115°06.647' | 43.812066, -115.110778


  1. I’ll be there in a day or two. What hot springs should I hit first?

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