Kirkhams Hot Springs
Nestled on the South Fork of the Payette River below a highway campground, a staircase leads adventurers down to the soaking pools and small steaming waterfalls.
Great place to visit. It's pretty easy to notice from vehicle traffic. The outhouses are rather disgusting and smell terrible...like most. To get to the hot springs you have to hike down or around. Some spots can be slippery and I've seen a number of people fall. Once you get to the hot springs, they are pretty hot in most places but the pools are fairly shallow and fairly small. There are 2 large pools that can fit about 6-8 people depending on how you sit. There are about 4-6 other pools that can fit 2-3 people comfortably. I've been 3 times and it has been surprisingly busy for such a remote location.
Amazing must see! Cold day but springs were hot and a beautiful site to see. Road and parking lot close by but river is loud so you still feel in a nice hideaway without having to make a hiking trip. Went off season so didnt require payment. Restrooms still open no shower. Also no trash cans during off season so pack in and PACK OUT! Picnic tables available. Photos do this place no justice. **there is a gate at parking entrance so I do Not know if they close it later in winter season and I just happened to go when pmt wasn't required before locking gates. Normally $5 day use or $15-30 to camp.
Awesome spot to soak in the dead of winter. Bring flip flops for walking around the pools. The rocks are rough as hell.
Nice place to have some fun in hot springs but needed a changing room..
Relaxing and rejuvenating experience soaking in the springs among the beautiful Boise national forest. The drive to the springs particularly lovely during the fall time with the changing colors and observing the craggy mountainsides.