Wyoming’s hot springs promise an unforgettable adventure for travelers while offering a glimpse into the history of the lands. Many Indigenous peoples believe the hot springs in Wyoming possess healing powers. Settlers stopped at the naturally heated pools to soak their weary feet during their long journeys westward. Today’s visitors flock to soaking spots throughout the state to relax, recharge and admire the surrounding scenery.

Many of these steamy natural hot springs attractions are open year-round making for especially fun dips in chilly weather, when swirling snowflakes make the warm waters even more enchanting. Experience the wonder for yourself at one of these popular Wyoming hot springs.

Wyoming Hot Springs Map

When you’re traveling through Wyoming, you can find hot springs near you by searching hot springs on our Wyoming map. Since hot springs are all over the state, that is a great place to start. We’ve made it even easier to choose which one, two or more you want to go see with these eight hot springs to visit when you’re in the Cowboy State.

8 Best Hot Springs in Wyoming

As you can see on the map, Wyoming hot springs are many, but we’ve identified eight of the best hot springs to explore and experience. You’ll find we have indoor and outdoor pools set in a variety of gorgeous settings.

1. Hot Springs State Park – Thermopolis, WY

The Bighorn River through a landscape of rock formations and trees at Hot Springs State Park.
Hot Springs State Park. Photo Credit: Wyoming Office of Tourism

Free indoor and outdoor soaking pools attract visitors to the Hot Springs State Park bath house. Other attractions in the state park include the swinging bridge across the Bighorn River and the frequently photographed Teepee Fountain, an otherworldly mound of rock shaped by the flow of mineral-rich groundwater.

Don’t Miss: The Roaming Bison of Hot Springs State Park

About 25 resident bison roam the grounds of Hot Springs State Park year-round, and 10 to 15 calves join the herd during the spring. In the winter and fall months, visitors can witness the morning feeding of the bison.

2. Star Plunge – Thermopolis, WY

Star Plunge is an entire family fun center. The indoor and outdoor pools are heated by the Big Spring, and the water has at least 27 different minerals. After a soothing soak, explore the rest of the park, which features multiple water slides, the vapor cave, sun decks, a game room, a gift shop and more.

Local Tip: The Vapor Cave

Relax and rejuvenate year-round in the Vapor Cave. Hot mineral water overflows into a fountain, creating steam that naturally heats the cave.

3. Granite Hot Springs – Jackson, WY

Several people soaking in the pool at Granite Hot Springs, surrounded by a forest of trees and a forested hill in the distance.
Granite Hot Springs. Photo Credit: @faye___film

Granite Hot Springs, tucked above Granite Creek Falls south of Jackson, features a waterfall-fed, 104-degree soaking pool and a man-made swimming pool. While the pools close at the end of October, the site reopens for winter soaking in December and can only be accessed by snowmobile, skis or snowshoes. 

Don’t Miss: Dog Sledding to Granite Hot Springs

The journey to Granite Hot Springs is particularly exhilarating via a dog sled. Jackson Hole’s Iditarod Sled Dog Tours offers half and full-day excursions to the area. Your musher guide will point out deer, elk, moose, bighorn sheep, bald eagles and points of interest as you enjoy your scenic, warm ride in a modern sled. Availability is limited, so book your Iditarod sled dog tour early.

4. Saratoga Resort & Spa – Saratoga, WY

Saratoga Resort & Spa has a 70-foot outdoor hot springs pool and five smaller, teepee-covered soaking pools — the perfect respite after a long day of cross-country skiing and snowboarding on trails in the Snowy Range and the Sierra Madre Mountains.

Local Tip: Couples Retreats at Healing Waters Spa

Book an appointment at Healing Waters Spa, housed in its original 1902 spa building. The Couples Retreat treatment for two includes a soak in one of Saratoga Resort’s teepee-covered pools, wine and appetizers, and a massage.

5. Hobo Pool – Saratoga, WY

A natural hot spring pool in front of a building at the entrance of Hobo Pool.
Hobo Pool

Free and open around the clock, Hobo Pool has two natural hot spring pools (one is aptly named the Not So Hot Pool) adjacent to the Platte River. The site, located near Saratoga’s municipal pool, is a great place to interact with locals.

Don’t Miss: Wading Through Platte River

Walk down the small hill behind the Not So Hot Pool to wade into the Platte River, where warm agua from the springs meets the flowing river.

6. Astoria Hot Springs Park – Jackson Hole, WY

A couple soaking in a pool at Astoria Hot Springs, surrounded by a snow-covered landscape and a snow and tree-covered mountain in the distance.
Astoria Hot Springs

Nestled within Astoria Park along the Snake River in Jackson Hole is the Astoria Hot Springs. Choose from five different man-made soaking pools that are naturally fed and are rich with more than six unique mineral compounds that aid in healing the mind and the body. A popular Wyoming hot spring for families, you’ll also find grab-and-go snacks, picnic areas and a playground. 

Local Tip: Astoria Park

Plan to spend some time in Astoria Park. The nearly 100-acre park surrounding the popular hot springs is under a multi-year development. With a focus on innovative, healthy, restorative experiences to enhance well-being, the planned features include walking trails, wildlife-watching overlooks, ponds and wetlands, gathering spaces, a Kiosko and a nature playground.

7. Hellie’s Tepee Pools – Thermopolis, WY

Find yourself in hot water at Hellie’s Tepee Pools, the world’s largest mineral hot springs in Hot Springs State Park, Thermopolis, Wyoming. You’ll discover three hot spring pools (one indoor and two outdoor), one outdoor and three indoor hot spring tubs, an indoor and outdoor hot spring waterslide, an indoor steam room, and a dry sauna so you can swim, soak and slide all right here.

Don’t Miss: Tipi Grill!

All of that soaking and swimming can surely work up an appetite. Luckily, Hellie’s Tepee Pools recently added a concession stand. The Tipi Grill offers all your favorites, including foot-long hot dogs, hand-dipped corn dogs, chicken strips, deep-fried Oreos and much more.

8. Fountain of Youth RV Park – Thermopolis, WY

Come soak in the largest mineral hot pool in Wyoming and the third largest in the world, fed by the historic Sacajawea Well. This all-natural hot pool maintains a soothing 100 to 104 degrees, is surrounded by a stunning red rock vista and sits at an elevation of 3,947 feet. Originally drilled in 1918 by C.F. Cross in search of oil, the well instead unleashed a torrent of hot mineral water that now flows at a remarkable 1.3 million gallons per day. 

Don’t Miss: Go RV Camping with the Family

This pool is so inviting you won’t want to leave. Thankfully, you can stay at the Fountain of Youth RV Park and let the magic of this mineral-rich oasis melt your stress away. Many visitors find themselves extending their stay by parking their recreational vehicles here, with pull-throughs and full hookups; restrooms with showers and a laundry room are coming soon.

More Famous Hot Springs in Wyoming

You’re probably wondering if that is all of Wyoming’s hot springs, and the answer is no. There are several more of these amazing geothermal springs, but they are too hot to enter. While we’re sharing five more places to see a hot spring, we cannot stress enough that you cannot enter any of these. Watch from a safe distance, but do not be tempted to so much as dip a toe in these steaming waters. 

Grand Prismatic Hot Springs 

Perhaps the most famous of all of Wyoming’s hot springs, Grand Prismatic Spring at Yellowstone’s midway geyser basin is one of the most photographed of all of the springs. The third largest hot spring in the world has bright bands of orange, yellow, and green that ring the deep blue waters in the spring, created by different species of thermophile (heat-loving) bacteria living in the progressively cooler water around the spring. The center is a piercing deep blue center. While it is tempting to take a closer look, do not go near this hot spring.

Mammoth Hot Springs

If you’re looking to see a lot of hot springs in one place, Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park is the place for you. This must-see feature at Yellowstone includes upper and lower terrace boardwalks with approximately 50 hot springs here. Again, look, but do not touch! 

Huckleberry & Polecat Hot Springs 

Polecat Hot Springs and Huckleberry Hot Springs are two amazing natural hot springs right next to each other in Grand Teton National Park. While visitors used to be able to swim in these hot springs, it since been prohibited since 2016 when high levels of pathogens, including E. coli. were discovered. It is still a beautiful place to visit, just do not enter the water.

Boiling River

In the northern part of Yellowstone National Park, around Mammoth Hot Springs, is Boiling River. This large hot spring was once the most popular soaking area, with a 6-foot wide stream of hot water plunging over travertine rock. This area is no longer open to the public due to the flooding of 2022

Kelly Warm Spring

One of Wyoming’s cooler hot springs is Kelly Warm Spring. As its name suggests, at just 80 degrees Fahrenheit, this spring is more warm than hot. While visitors can gather around this warm spring, they should not enter the water due to pathogens, including E. coli. 

Hot Springs Safety Tips

Only swim in designated areas.

Hot springs can vary greatly in temperature, with some areas being much hotter than others. To ensure the safety of you and your family, it’s important to swim only in designated areas. These areas are carefully monitored and maintained to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.

Read up on hot springs etiquette before visiting. 

Hot springs should be respected to preserve their natural beauty and safety. It’s important to follow local rules and regulations, including carrying out what you carry in, to keep these natural wonders safe and clean for everyone. Understanding hot springs etiquette ensures you contribute to their conservation and enjoy a pleasant experience while respecting other visitors and the environment. Learn how to WY Resonsibly before you venture into the outdoors.

Check the safety of the water before taking a dip. 

Some hot springs in Wyoming host entire ecosystems, including bacteria and amoebas, which can pose health risks. Unless a hot spring is officially designated as safe to swim, it’s important to exercise caution and avoid entering the water. Always check for safety advisories from officials to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

FAQ: Things to Know about Hot Springs 

Find answers to common questions about exploring and enjoying Wyoming’s natural hot springs.

What is the largest hot spring in Wyoming?

The largest hot spring in Wyoming is the Grand Prismatic Spring, located in Yellowstone National Park. It is also the third largest hot spring in the world, known for its vibrant colors and impressive size, spanning approximately 370 feet (113 meters) in diameter and over 121 feet (37 meters) deep.

Are natural hot springs in Wyoming free?

Many natural hot springs in Wyoming are free to access, especially those located on public lands or within national parks. However, some hot springs, particularly those that are part of commercial resorts or private properties, may charge an entry fee. It’s always a good idea to check specific locations for any access fees or regulations before visiting.

Is it okay to swim in hot springs in Wyoming?

It is safe to swim in some hot springs in Wyoming, but it’s important to follow safety guidelines and only swim in areas designated for swimming. Some hot springs may have extremely high temperatures or host bacteria and amoebas that can be harmful. Always check for safety advisories and respect local rules and regulations to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. If a hot spring is not officially designated as safe for swimming, it’s best to avoid entering the water.

Where can you swim in hot springs in Wyoming?

Wyoming offers several places to swim in hot springs. Some of our favorites include Hot Springs State Park in Thermopolis, Granite Hot Springs near Jackson, and Saratoga Hot Springs Resort and Hobo Pool in Saratoga. Don’t forget to use the hot springs in Wyoming map to find more information.

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