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Explore the Lakes, Rivers and Hot Springs of Idaho

Whether you are in town for business or leisure, make time to explore the many lakes, hot springs, rivers and waterfalls throughout Idaho. Below are just a few options to consider.

Shoshone Falls

Prepare for an outdoor adventure in Idaho. Shoshone Falls is a definite must-see in south central Idaho. You'll find it on the Snake River.

At 212 feet tall, the breath-taking falls are 45 feet higher than Niagara Falls and are sometimes referred to as the "Niagara of the West." While in Twin Falls, visit the Shoshone Falls/Dierkes Lake Complex for spectacular views of the 1,000 foot wide falls.

Schedule plenty of time for an wonderful day at the falls. Enjoy a hike along the trails, swimming and boating in Dierkes Lake and watch the kids play on the playground.

Bring a picnic lunch or snack and relax in the shaded grassy area, before continuing your sight-seeing in the Twin Falls area.

Nat-Soo-Pah Hot Springs

Found along US Highway 93, Nat-Soo-Pah Hot Springs is located in Hollister in southern Idaho – just south of Twin Falls. Meaning “Magic Mineral Water,” the Nat-Soo-Pah park features swimming and soaking in artesian spring water,

A popular summer vacation spot, Nat-Soo-Pah is open from May 1st through to Labor Day. The park offers large, naturally heated swimming pool, and the 104-degree Hot Soak Pool.

Lake Coeur d'Alene

Aquatic adventures await in Idaho. Lake Coeur d’Alene is a 25-mile long lake in northern Idaho, west of Coeur d'Alene National Forest. This beautiful, natural lake boasts of 109 miles of shoreline at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Named by National Geographic as one of the five "most beautiful alpine lakes in the world," it offers plenty of beaches and secluded coves.

Recreational enthusiasts love spending time at Lake Coeur d'Alene. Boating, fishing, hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking, parasailing, water skiing and ice fishing, are among the popular activities at the lake. Be sure to bring your camera to capture a great shot of the bald eagles and osprey that live near the lake.