Zims Hot Springs

• Zims Hot Springs is a developed hot springs facility in scenic Meadow Valley


Zims Hot Springs is located 5 miles north of New Meadows on the bank of Little Salmon River in Central Idaho.

It sits in a scenic Meadow Valley surrounded by Idaho wilderness with stunning mountains and forests. The area is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and hot spring lovers.

Geothermal mineral water comes out of the source at the rate of about ninety gallons per minute at a toasty 110° F (43° C). Then, it is cooled by river water and piped into the smaller soaking and larger swimming pools.

The small pool temperature is maintained at 100° - 105° F (38° - 41° C), and the large pool is at 90° - 100° F (32° - 38° C) year-round.

Zims Hot Springs has changing rooms, restrooms, a snack bar, and even arcades! You can rent towels, swimsuits, and storage bins to secure your belongings. You can also purchase swim diapers here.

Zims Hot Springs can be a fantastic base camp to enjoy the surrounding area. You can go hiking, fishing, skiing, or enjoy other hot springs nearby.


Zims Hot Springs
Swimming Pool
Zims Hot Springs
Hot Pool
Zims Hot Springs
Pool and Deck

Camping & Lodging

When it comes to accommodations, you can stay at the Zims' RV park or the campground. The RV park has 12 spots with water and an electric hook-up. The campground has plenty of spots with picnic tables and canopies.

You can reserve your campsite and RV spot and get a swimming pass online.

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Zims Hot Springs | Facts

Location: 5 miles north of New Meadows • Central Idaho • USA
Open: All year, closed on Monday and Tuesday
Development: Developed
Clothing: Mandatory
Amenities: Campground, RV park, picnic tables, drinking water, charge rooms, restrooms, arcades, snack bar
Hiking distance: Short
Road access: Any vehicle
Day-use fees: Yes

Elevation: 3,885 ft (1,184 m)

Water T° (source): 110° F (43° C)
Water T° (small pool): 100° - 105° F (38° - 41° C)
Water T° (big pool): 90° - 100° F (32° - 38° C)
Water acidity level: Alkaline (pH=9.1)

Aluminum 0.01 - 1%
Boron 9%
Iron - trace
Magnesium 9%
Calcium 9%
Strontium 0.01 - 1%
Sodium 9%
Potassium 1 - 5%
Vanadium - trace
Carbonate 28 ppm
Alkalidity 100 ppm
Aluminum Oxide 0.001 ppm
Iron Oxide 0.0015 ppm
Sodium Oxide 501 ppm
Bicarbonates 785 ppm
Chloride 38 ppm
Fluoride 0.5 ppm
Manganese 0.05 ppm


More Adventures

Directions to Zims Hot Springs

From New Meadows,

  • Take US-95 North/North Norris Avenue for 4.4 miles
  • Turn left onto Circle C Lane/Hot Springs Road/Zims Road and follow it for 0.8 miles.

Phone: (208)347-2686

2995 Zims Road, New Meadows, Idaho 83654

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