Bear Lake Hot Springs Idaho Soaking
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• Bear Lake Hot Springs pools can accommodate up to 40 people each
• Park and lakes near the spring provide days of outdoor adventures!

Bear Lake Hot Springs is located near St. Charles in the southeastern corner of Idaho, near Bear Lake State Park. It provides access to geothermal mineral water, camping, and various outdoor adventures.

A fire destroyed the spring's cabins and a two-story hotel, leaving only one building. The only original structure now serves as an office, restaurant, game room, and dressing room.

The campground is pet-friendly, but pets aren't allowed in the pools. You can stay at the campsite or visit the spring during the day from May to September.

Geothermal Water & Soaking

Clear, blue geothermal water comes out of the source at 115° F (46° C) and is piped into the 2 outdoor pools.

The temperature in the pools ranges between 95° F and 103° F (35° C - 39° C) depending on the season. Pools are huge and can fit up to 40 people.

All pools are chemical-free, with a 75,000 gallons a day flow-through rate.

This is a family-friendly spot, so the bathsuits are mandatory.

Bear Lake Hot Springs Idaho Soaking
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Beyond Hot Springs: Other Adventures

The Bear Lake State Park, with Bear and Mud Lakes, is full of outdoor adventures.

You can rent boats, jet skis, paddle boards, kayaks, and other equipment at the beach. The lakes are also excellent for fishing and have multiple boat ramps.

You can eat at the restaurant at the spring, or visit St. Charles for more options.

The spring's campground has a camping supplies store onsite.

Camping & Lodging

Bear Lake Springs campground has 34 RV hookups and tent spots.

Alternatively, you can stay at the St. Charles 7 miles away.

Affordable short and long-term rentals near Bear Lake Hot Springs

Bear Lake Hot Springs | Facts

Location: 7 miles east of St. Charles • Northeastern Idaho • USA
Open: From May to September
Development: 2 swimming pool
Clothing: Mandatory
Amenities & Services: Campground, camping supplies store, cafe

Hiking distance: Short
Road access: Any vehicle
Day-use fees: Yes

Elevation: 6,300 ft (1,920 m)

Water T° (source):115° F (46° C)
Water T° (swimming pools): 95° F - 103° F (35° C - 39° C)
Odor: None
Chemical used: None

Directions to Bear Lake Hot Springs

From Dingle

  • Take Dingle Road/Lifton Road southbound for 5.1 miles
  • Continue onto Merkley Lake Road for 2.7 miles
  • Turn right onto N Beach Road/Lifton Road and then turn left.

Phone: 208-945-4545

Address: 6668 N Beach Rd, St Charles, ID 83272

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