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Free Entrance to Lava Hot Springs for Veterans

BYU-Idaho Radio · Free Entrance to Lava Hot Springs for Veterans

On Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, the Lava Hot Springs Foundation is offering free entrance for all veterans. The facilities are in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho and are open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.  

“I think it is extremely important to recognize the sacrifices these individuals have made,” said Devanee Morrison, the director of the Lava Hot Springs Foundation. “You know, many of them when they are deployed are away from their families, and away from home for a long period of time. I don’t know what that would be like. I am sure it is very difficult.”  

The Lava Hot Spring facilities are unique in many ways. Morrison said the hot pools are naturally heated through hot springs. Morrison said the hot spring water temperature is not altered with and stays at a constant temperature. 

“At our hot pools facility, we have five pools. They range from 112 to 102 degrees,” Morrison said.  

Along with five hot pools, there is an Olympic swimming complex and mineral pools. Morrison said something that makes their facilities unique is the lack of a sulfur smell.  

“We do not have to use any chemicals because our water flows so quickly, which is something that keeps our facilities clean,” Morrison said.  

Along with the swimming facilities, there are also beautiful gardens for people to enjoy. If a veteran is coming, they ask for something to show you are a veteran, such as a card or even a tattoo.  

If you are a veteran, you can enjoy a free soak in the Lava Hot Springs facilities today, as a thank you from the Lava Hot Springs Foundation.  

More information about the facilities and the location are available at