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When these falls are flowing in early spring, they are impressive. Definitely worth the hour or so drive from Boise to get out into nature and see some great scenery. I like to continue driving along the river, then up to Pine, and back down to the river to Anderson Ranch Dam.

It was busier than I expected but it is also directly off the road. You can make your own pools that mix hot spring water and river water. The river is very scenic especially if you build your pool further away from the bridge.

There was no trail to hike that led to the hot springs. The hot springs is right off the road on the other side of the bridge that crosses the river in Pine.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

This is a wonderful place to hang out and relax. There are lots of campgrounds around. It's especially relaxing at night. Usually pretty calm, but can get very busy. Also it's fun to make up your own pools to get the temperature you really like.

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Beautiful place to hangout and the drive there was scenic and well worth it.

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Wednesday, February 04, 2015

This is one of my favorite hot springs. Beyond the beauty of the area, the hot springs are relatively natural still, with the water from the S. fork of the Boise River flowing through and creating natural pools of differing warmth. You'll see tons of wildlife here too. I don't think I've ever been in this area and NOT seen an elk.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Anderson Ranch Reservoir is a beautiful area, and even during the peak season in the summer is still relatively scarce as far as fighting the crowds. The lake is beautiful, and the view of the Trinity Mtns in the backdrop is wonderful.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

We camped at Elks campground for 2 days. Nice serene place . Unfortunately a high fire warning zone.. There are couple of hot springs nearby. Most of the trails were closed it..