Updated: Feb 6
Don't let the worn sign stop you from visiting this hidden gem!
Givens Hot Springs is located on the Snake River approximately 12 miles southwest of Marsing and 20 miles south of Nampa or about an hour from Boise.
You can enjoy swimming or soaking in the relaxing hot springs pool, or camp in your tent or trailer. Or like we did, just enjoy a picnic in the park-like setting beneath shady trees where there are picnic tables and fire pits for your use. Just remember to bring your own drinking water if you want cold water because all of the water here is hot because of the hot springs - or you can purchase chilled bottles in the snack bar for $1 each.
Getting to There From Boise
Take I-84 west to exit 33.
Turn right off exit and follow Karcher Road/Highway 55 west into middle of Marsing, approximately 45 minutes (35.7 mi).
Turn left onto ID-78 (between Subway and M&W Market).
Follow ID-78 E to destination - 11.4 mi.
Givens Hot Springs will be on the right.
Please be aware that some map services put you in Star or Melba. It's best to adhere to the above directions or call 208-495-2000. You can also follow Google directions, or others, to Marsing, then follow Hwy. 78 11.4 miles SE to Givens.
ADDRESS: 11309 State Highway 78, Melba, Idaho 83641
LATITUDE/LONGITUDE: 43.41689326942763, -116.7066049123597 STARTING POINT: Boise DISTANCE FROM STARTING POINT: 40.7 miles from the Flying Y (or Flying Wye) at I-84 Milepost 49 (one way) TIME TO REACH: Approximately 1 hour (one way) ROAD SURFACE: Paved WHEN ACCESSIBLE: Open all year FEES: See details below for services and fees RECOMMENDED VEHICLES: Accessible by all vehicles - paved road all the way! PET FRIENDLY: No dogs are allowed! WHEN WE WENT: Summer
I'm Here - Now What?
LINK TO GIVENS HOT SPRINGS WEBSITE: https://www.givenshotsprings.com
Services and Fees: https://www.givenshotsprings.com/services
HOURS: Open all year, 7 days a week, noon to 9pm; closed Thanksgiving Day and December 24 and 25 for Christmas
Camping fees are per night. See website (link above) for more details.
RV Hook-ups (electricity and hot water): $40.00
Dry Camping: $30 (If just 1 person in a tent: $25)
Due to COVID, the Givens cabin and trailer are not currently available to rent.
Check out the interesting history of this area.
SITE CONTACT INFO: Phone: (208) 495-2000
GENERAL NOTES: Bring firewood if you want a campfire. Some people also choose to bring their own drinking water (as all water at Given is hot), or you can purchase chilled bottles in our Snack Bar for $1 each.