Natural Hot Springs NEAR TAMARACK RESORT
Gold Fork feature 6 pools, with temperatures from hot to cool, with hydromassage. One of the pools features a soft, white sand bottom with sand from Emmett, Idaho. Changing rooms, towel and swimsuit rentals, restrooms, handicap parking and restrooms are also available. No overnight accommodations are available.
The water is smooth and slick, featuring an Alkaline Ph of +9. Not to mention that all 6 pools flow-through in 4 hours! Lithium is the most prominent mineral in the water followed by potassium, calcium, sodium, fluoride, chloride, arsenic and boron. Gold Fork has many repeat visitors that come for the healing properties of the water. Stories of folks traveling up to the hot springs once a week to soak and fill up a couple jugs of water are common here, as are stories of ailments and illness – gone, after soaking in Gold Fork’s healing waters.
Established in 1870, Burgdorf is both a hot springs and ghost town. Remains of cabins and an old hotel can be seen in a meadow on private land surrounded by the Payette National Forest.
Accessible in winter only by snowmobile or cross-country ski. Burgdorf offers eighteen rustic cabins for rent ranging from 70 to 132 years old.
The large swimming pool maintains around 100°f year-round. It is fed by natural hot spring water at the rate of 150 gallons per minute. There are two small hot pools at the inlet that average around 113°f. A partitioned shallow pool has been built for the little ones
Zim’s is located in scenic New Meadows, just north of McCall. Open year-round, these natural hot springs surface 90 to 95 degrees, depending on weather. One of the pools is Olympic size and kept at a cool 93 degrees and the other soaking pool is a muscle-relaxing 104 degrees.