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Lava Hot Springs East KOA

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Lava Hot Springs East KOA is now a year round mini vacation destination. We offer a variety of newly renovated RV patio sites, and deluxe cabins with gorgeous views of the river and countryside. Enjoy clean shower facilities located at the office, and at the east bath house/laundromat. The pavilion is a wonderful place for families to gather and eat. Pavilion amenities: gas stovetop/oven, gas bbq, sink and seating for approximately 50 people. The pavilion does not have a refrigerator. The office staff will be happy to instruct guests for extra parking while renting the pavilion. All of our RV and tent sites have fire pits, picnic tables, or tables and chairs. If planning to fish on your vacation, be sure to reserve an RV site on the river. Map reference #2-16. Fishing licenses are sold at the local Sunnyside Sinclair gas station on Hwy 30. Downtown Lava Hot Springs is only a short walk away where guests will find the World Famous Natural Hot Springs, Olympic Swimming Complex and year round Indoor Aquatic Center with Kiddie Cove. See rates and hours on www.lavahotsprings.com Floating the natural Portneuf River is a very popular adventure. Ask about tube rental discounts during your stay. The RV and tent camping season is from April 1-October 31, weather pending. Please call 208-776-5295 or book online for lodging accommodations from November 1-March 30.

Fee Info

Adults 19+, Kids 7-18, Free 0-6

Reservation Info

The RV and tent camping season is from April 1-October 31, weather pending.

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Location

Lava Hot Springs East KOA is located in Idaho

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Directions

From jct I-15 & US 30: Go 24-3/4 mi E on US 30 (E edge of town).

Address

100 Bristol Park Lane
Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246

Coordinates

42.620491481827756 N
112.00040235903354 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Fair
  • Verizon
    Good
  • AT&T
    Good
  • T-Mobile
    Available

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Cabins

Features

For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • WiFi
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Big Rig Friendly

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13 Reviews

Rich J.
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2024

O.K.

Bathrooms and showers are very clean, some sites are widely space, but some are crammed together, otherwise, a typical KOA.  EXCEPT it is expensive and they add on extra fees for people, pets, and vehicles; never stayed at a KOA that does this.  Oh, the road noise is pretty bad also.

Month of VisitJuly
S
Reviewed May. 22, 2022

Nice but expensive

I would stay here again if it wasn’t so expensive. The $20 fee per dog per night is the kicker for me. So four our 3 dogs at $20 per night added $120 to our 2 night stay, and they charge this even if you stay in a tent which I think is ridiculous.

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Month of VisitJune
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Amy S.
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2021

Nice campground but bad road noise

The facilities are nice and it’s very close to the hot springs. The only problem we experienced was the very loud road noise. The were up all night listening to Jake breaking from trucks zipping by.

Month of VisitSeptember
S
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2021

Nice KOA

We stayed just one night here on our way home from a 6 week outing. This KOA has something for everyone and every type of campsite you could ever imagine. It is very busy! We had a patio site near the office, overlooking a weedy bit near the stream. While you couldn’t see the water from the patio, you could hear it and could enjoy gazing at the cliffs above it. Road noise and train noise was excessive (4 trains went through during the night and the train track is right on the other side of the highway which is right next to the park and carries a lot of semi truck traffic).

Site101
Month of VisitAugust
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Reviewed Jul. 14, 2021

Great place to stay

This is a big KOA, right on the river, and really well taken care of. Super clean! Walking distance to downtown and the hot springs. Really nice staff.

Site204
Month of VisitAugust
Shad G.
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2020

Great place to stay

Came for a weekend getaway. The park was very clean and beautiful with the fall colors. The camp hosts were great. The Portneuf River runs right through the campground. You are about a 5-10 minute walk from the main town including the hot pools. Those pools are super relaxing and I would recommend going first thing in the morning before it gets crowded. I was impressed with the campground itself. All the hookups worked perfectly.

  • Review photo of Lava Hot Springs East KOA by Shad G., October 18, 2020
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David T.
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2020

Great place if your here for the pools.

We've stayed here a few times. Pretty close to the hilt pools. Close enough to the city for a nice walk. The campground is like most KOA's pretty close sites, but lots of amenities. Showers, fire rings, power, water, shop with all kinds of goodies and ice cream. Great shade in most spots, and it has a place for large gatherings. Horse shoe pits, volleyball, and playground.

Alan B.
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2019

A KOA right along the River!

This is a packed area for campground and other lodging!  There are 3 other places to stay along the same road including this KOA.  It does have quite a large store if you are staying nearby and need to stock up on things.  There are sites with options for hookups and it appeared there were some small cabins for rent.  A small railroad style bridge also crossed the river to the south

Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Lava Hot Springs East KOA by Alan B., August 1, 2019
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Shani C.
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2019

T1 Campsite is A Hidden Oasis

We had scouted T1 campsite at the KOA Holiday in Lava Hot Springs. This campground runs along the creek and is directly across from Mary’s Campground. Site T1 is for a family of 2 maybe 3 but it’s large enough for 2 medium size tents and 1 large one and our canopy. The site itself is surrounded by water and even has a small water fall that you could sit in as if it were a small hot tub size. This KOA is clean and friendly staff. They do have a store for some basic supplies and sell firewood. Not only are there tent sites but also have RV sites, cabins camp and large family size cabins. They have bathrooms/showers and a large playground for young kids. This KOA is within walking distance to Lava Hot Springs Main Street which has places to eat, hot pools, stores, ice cream place and more. Definitely would stay at this KOA again and again.

  • Review photo of Lava Hot Springs East KOA by Shani C., June 24, 2019
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Shariah T.
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2019

Family fun

The people, bathrooms, and showers are all awesome. There is some road noise but not more than you’d get anywhere else. LOTS of shade, right next to the river, pet friendly, and cabins are also able to be rented! Would definitely come here again.

  • Review photo of Lava Hot Springs East KOA by Shariah T., June 2, 2019
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Doug E.
Reviewed May. 23, 2019

Nice spot to camp!

Nice spot to camp by town with plenty to do!

Kristen B.
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2018

Loud Train and Freeway Noise All Night Long

While the staff seemed great and the restrooms and shower facilities were awesome, if you camp in the upper section, be prepared to hear trains roll through right beside you all night long. Not to mention the constant freeway noise of semis driving by at all hours. Also if you are up in that section you are essentially paying $35 to pitch a tent in a parking lot. It looks nothing like the pictures. I would not recommend this site unless you really just need an awesome shower!

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Lava Hot Springs East KOA have RV hookups?

According to TheDyrt.com, Lava Hot Springs East KOA has water hookups and sewer hookups.

Are fires allowed at Lava Hot Springs East KOA?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Lava Hot Springs East KOA, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Lava Hot Springs East KOA have wifi?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Lava Hot Springs East KOA does have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Lava Hot Springs East KOA?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is good, AT&T is good, and T-Mobile is available.