Lolo Hot Springs Resort pool view
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• Lolo Hot Springs boasts pools, cabins, a campground, a casino, and more
• Lewis and Clark described the hot springs in 1805 during one of their expeditions

Lolo Hot Springs is a geothermal resort in the heart of the Lolo National Forest, 36 miles southwest of Missoula.

Native Americans used the hot springs way before the first Europeans arrived. Lewis and Clark described Lolo for the first time in 1805 during one of their expeditions.

The spot became popular, and the first resort was built in the 1880s. Today, two resorts are on the springs - The Lodge at Lolo Hot Springs and Lolo Hot Springs Resort.

Lolo is a fantastic place to escape the daily routine, enjoy the healing mineral water, and explore the surrounding area year-round.

Geothermal Water & Soaking

The geothermal mineral water comes from the source between 105° F and 117° F (41° C - 42° C) and is then piped into an outdoor swimming pool and an indoor soaking pool.

The indoor soaking pool is 20 ft x 24 ft and 3.5 ft deep. The temperature is maintained at around 102° F - 106° F (39° C - 41° C). The outdoor swimming pool is 35 ft x 70 ft with varying depths of 3 to 5 ft. The water temperature in the swimming pool is 80° F (27° C) year-round. Both pools are flow-through, so no chemical treatment is needed.

You can stay at the resort or get a day pass to just soak in the pools.

This is a developed, family-friendly spot, so bathing suits are required.

Lolo Hot Springs Resort pool view winter
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Beyond Hot Springs: Other Adventures

Lolo Hot Springs Resort hosts live music every Saturday night from Memorial Day to Labor Day and during special events. The resort's restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can also try your luck at the casino.

In addition to rejuvenating mineral springs, you can enjoy skiing, horseback riding, hiking, camping, fishing, and other adventures.

The snowmobile season lasts from mid-December till April, with more than 500 miles of snowmobile trails.

Camping & Lodging

You can pick between an economy or a deluxe cabin. Alternatively, you can stay at the campground with tent and RV hookup sites.

Also, the Lolo area has plenty of places to stay, including the nearby lodge.

Affordable short and long-term rentals in Lolo

Lodging in Lolo

Lolo Hot Springs Resort | Facts

Location: 36 miles southwest from Missoula • Southwestern Montana • USA
Open: Year-round
Development: Soaking pool, swimming pool
Clothing: Mandatory
Amenities & Services: Hotel, campground, restaurant, casino

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

Elevation: 4,160 ft (1,268 m)

Water T° (source): 105° F - 117° F (41° C - 42° C)
Water T° (soaking pool): 102° F - 106° F (39° C - 41° C)
Water T° (swimming pool): 80° F (27° C)
Odor: None
Chemical used: None

Directions to Lolo Hot Springs

From Missoula,

  • Take US-12 West/US-93 South/Bitterroot Road/U.S. Hwy 93 South
  • Turn right onto US-12 West/Faq 93/Lolo Creek Road and follow it for 25.2 miles.

Phone: 406-273-2294

Address: 38600 US-12, Lolo, MT 59847

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