Why Is It Called Soda Springs?
The region around Soda Springs, Idaho, is very active geothermally. Early trapper and pioneer diaries are replete with descriptions of the strange geology in the area. The rocks for miles around were described as being of the “soda formation,” which consisted of mounds of rock created by mineralized water. Warm and cold springs abound in the area, and early on, it was discovered that some of the water was naturally carbonated. Hence the name Soda Springs. Formation Springs and Cave, and Hooper Spring, are two of the geothermal sites in the area.