Sunbeam Hot Springs near Stanely, Idaho

9.01.2006


Riverside, rock walled, user-built pools that vary in size and temperature with rock, gravel and sand bottoms.


Located just off HWY 75 near Sunbeam. Pools are below the historic Sunbeam bathhouse, next to the river, which does not possess any soaking opportunities. However, this is one of the rare public, non-commercial hot springs that actually has a restroom / changing room.


Seasonal Notes
Pools submerge during spring runoff.


Camping Notes
There are plenty of nearby National Forest primitive and official campgrounds along highway 75 to choose from.


08.19.06 Briefing / Trip Report
Ahh yes, Sunbeam is now officially qualified. This place was just starting to get busy when our group arrived. The pools reminded me of Sacajawea, where torrents of hot and cold swirl around the pool bottoms making it difficult to find just the right mix. There were quite a few pools to choose from, and temps seem to traditionally vary in each pool depending on the time of year you visit. One thing is for sure though, this place is popular - don't forget to bring your suit!
Rating B-

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