Thursday, May 21, 2015

Downata Hot Springs, Idaho


When we got back from our drive up Logan Canyon on May 17, the campground was empty. When we left there were rigs all around us and now we were the only ones left. I have to admit, I love empty campgrounds. I like to be social, but I really like it when we have the place to ourselves.

Just as I was ready to go out for a walk we got one neighbor, but the rest of Hyrum Lake SP was empty. It was a beautiful evening with almost a sunset.


We really enjoyed this lake and the surrounding scenery. What a gorgeous evening to be trolling around the lake.


Lots of those Gerbes cruising around the lake and fishing for dinner.



We had only planed to stay at Hyrum for a day or two. As is normal with us we stayed a week. On Monday , May 18 it was time for us to move on. As we drove along, Kim took some picture of the surrounding mountains. The rain we had been getting was putting snow on them. As we were driving we crossed into Idaho. We had been in Utah since Easter Sunday about a month and a half ago. Have I mentioned how much we love Utah? Utah is an awesome state, now it is time to see what Idaho, Wyoming and Montana have for us.


When we sold the house and decided to live in our trailer full time, Kim had to give up her Hot Tub. She really liked it and it took some convincing to get her excited about making the transition. I told her that I would take her to natural hot springs around the country. I was looking for a place to stop for a couple of days and on the Passport America site, I found Downata Hot Springs. It sounded pretty nice, and was only $12 per night with the PA discount. We drove the whopping 60 miles to this place:


That is warm water in the ditch. This place is out in the middle of a beautiful valley surrounded by livestock and alfalfa fields. It is really beautiful.


It was us and one other rig in the RV park. We would not like this place if it was full because the sites were close together, but we loved this place. We got an added bonus of a few Sandhill Cranes that had arrived from down south. Their trumpeting is very distinctive.

Sandhill Cranes Downata

We were a bit disappointed to find out that only the hot pools were open. All of the slides were not available to us. Ok, I was disappointed.


The pools felt great. We met the other couple in the RV park. Cal and Lorie are from British Columbia. We had a great time talking. We find that other travelers have a very similar mind set to ours. We spent 2 and a half hours in the pool and I was cooked. The back pool is 100 degrees and the front pool is 105 degrees.

This is a great place to stop for a night or two. Kim was happy and that is what is important to me. Now maybe I can go fishing a couple of days. It is all about making those deposits into the relationship bank. Have an awesome day and do something nice for the one you love.

The next entry will be about our next move. We found a special place.


  1. Wow. Idaho is absolutely gorgeous. We are hoping to get out west soon ourselves and we can't wait. Love reading about your travels!

  2. Thanks for stopping by. It was good to see you blogging again.