Jackson Hot Springs Lodge Montana
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• Jackson Hot Springs Lodge is a western-style lodge with a mineral soaking pool
• Legendary explorer Clark visited the springs during one of his expeditions

Jackson Hot Springs is a western-style lodge with a mineral soaking pool in the heart of the Big Hole Valley, 47 miles southwest of Dillon.

Clark's expedition (done separately from Lewis's) first mentioned the spring at the beginning of the 19th century. Discoverer's Shoshone Indian guide Sacagawea took them to the springs to rest and boil some meat in the mineral water.

With time, the spring became popular among explorers, fur trappers, and other adventurers. As a result, in 1911, a hotel was built on Main Street in Jackson with geothermal water piped into a plunge.

In addition to hot mineral soaking, Jackson Hot Springs is a fantastic base camp for year-round outdoor activities in the area. You can get a day pass for the pool or book an overnight stay here.

Geothermal Water & Soaking

The geothermal mineral water comes from the source at 138° F (59° C). Then, it is piped into the pool and lodge cabins.

The pool is 30 ft x 75 ft, with water constantly flowing through, so no chemicals are added. Water temperature is maintained between 100 ° F and 106° F (38° C - 41° C).

Also, the water has no sulfur smell or other odor.

Clothing is mandatory here, and kids 5 years old and under are not allowed in the hot springs.

Beyond Hot Springs: Other Adventures

You can enjoy cross-country skiing, trips to Crystal Park and the Big Hole River, snowmobiling, hiking, fishing, and other adventures in the area.

Jackson Hot Springs Lodge has a restaurant and bar serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and tasty alcohol too!)

If you want to visit more hot springs at this area, Elkhorn Hot Springs Resort is located 31 miles away.

Camping & Lodging

At Jackson Hot Springs, you can rent a cabin or stay at the campground with RV and tent sites.

Pet-friendly rooms are available for an additional fee.

Dillon is the nearest city offering various types of accommodations including hotel lodging and affordable vacation rentals.

Lodging in Dillon

Affordable vacation rentals for short and long term stay in Dillon

Jackson Hot Springs | Facts

Location: 47 miles northwest of Dillon • Southwestern Montana • USA
Open: Year-round
Development: Outdoor pool
Clothing: Mandatory
Amenities & Services: Hotel, campground, restaurant

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

Elevation: 6,400 ft (1,950 m)

Water T° (source): 138° F (59° C)
Water T° (pool): 100° F - 106° F (38° C - 41° C)
Odor: None
Chemical used: None

Directions to Jackson Hot Springs

From Dillon,

  • Take I-15 South
  • Take exit 59 for MT-278 toward Jackson/Wisdom
  • Proceed on MT-278 West for 42.8 miles
  • Turn right onto Founier Street at Jackson.

Phone: 406-834-3151

Address: 108 Jardine Ave, Jackson, Montana 59736

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