196 Main St, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
Lava Hot Springs is a community rich in western history. The abundance of natural resources in the region such as the odor-free mineral hot springs, plentiful wildlife, and water supplies attracted many American Indian tribes who welcomed the opportunity to bathe, rest and worship in an area regarded by all as neutral territory. Westward exploration and expansion brought mountain men, trappers, traders, the Oregon Trail and pioneers to the region. The coming of the railroads provided convenient transportation to the general public and Lava Hot Springs developed into a “health and recreation” area.