Lava Hot Springs, Idaho

Lava Hot Springs, Idaho
Lava Hot Springs from US Highway 30
Lava Hot Springs, Idaho

Located along the route of the historic California Trail, Lava Hot Springs sits next to the Portneuf River. The numerous easily accessible hot springs in the area have made the town somewhat of a popular resort. There are several different pools and hot springs available in town. The Portneuf River has also become a popular whitewater rafting and tubing river, in season.

Many people find their way to Lava Hot Springs by following the Oregon Trail-Bear Lake Scenic Byway and checking out all the historic sites in the area.

Lava Hot Springs
The pool area at Lava Hot Springs
Fast Facts about Lava Hot Springs, Idaho
Lava Hot Springs, Bannock County, ID 83246
Elevation: 5,020'
Latitude: 42.6195°N
Longitude: 112.0143°W
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 98.4%
Two or More Races: 1.6%
High School or Higher: 88.3%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 12.3%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 2.0%
2009 Estimates:
Population: 523
Males: 259
Females: 264
Median Resident Age: 40.3 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $23,400
Estimated Median Home Value: $130,600
Population Density: 733 People per Square Mile
2011 Cost of Living Index for Lava Hot Springs: 86.4
Major Industries:
Lodging & Food Services, Construction, Health Care, Educational Services, Transportation Services, Real Estate Services, Utilities, Social Services
Unemployed (March 2011): 9.2%
Upper photo of Lava Hot Springs courtesy of Matthew Trump, CCA ShareAlike 3.0 License.
Bottom photo courtesy of the Idaho Department of Tourism.
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