Official Government Website

Update May 2023:

As of May 1, 2023 Challis Hot Springs will operate as a unit of Land of the Yankee Fork State Park. As many know, Challis Hot Springs is a beautiful historic site and we are incredibly excited to continue to provide camping and soaking access to the state of Idaho and its visitors. 

To address some initial questions:

  • We will honor all existing reservations through the end of the year
  • The music event will go on as planned
  • The state of Idaho has plans to potentially expand camping offerings but those decisions have not yet been finalized

Location: 58 miles NE of Stanley, ID | 162 miles NW of Pocatello, ID | 190 miles NE of Boise, ID | 325 miles N of Salt Lake City, UT


  • Auto Touring/Scenic Routes
  • Flush toilets
  • Picnic Areas

Trail Types: Hike, bike, ATV/motorbike

ADA Accessibility features:

  • ADA Museum
  • ADA Restroom
  • ADA Trail

Acreage: 521

Elevation: 5,001 (at visitor center in Challis), 6,500 in Custer

Coordinates: 44.4755, -114.2106

Overnight: No

Nearby: Learn the history of the Challis Hot Springs, a nearby attraction in the region, located near Land of the Yankee Fork State Park. Fish, camp, boat, whitewater rafting/kayaking, Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area

Learn: Challis Bison Kill Site, travel the Custer Motorway Adventure road and explore ghost towns of Custer, Bayhorse and Bonanza, celebrate Custer Days every July, Visit museum and visitor center, guided and self-guided tours of Yankee Fork dredge, Sunbeam Dam

Visitor Center: Yes

Museum Available: Yes

Current Conditions

Contact the Park

Address: 24424 Highway 75 | Challis Hot Springs: 5025 Hot Springs Rd
Challis, ID 83226
Phone: (208) 879-5244
Hours of Operation: Day-use locations within state parks are open from 7 am to 10 pm, per Idaho state code 26.01.20 (5). Day-use hours may change based on park manager discretion.

Email the Park

Upcoming Events

No Upcoming Events

See All Events

ver: 3.5.0 | last updated: