Welcome to the Challis Hot Springs

The Challis Hot Springs is a 5th generation family-owned destination located in the Salmon River Valley of central Idaho. Our primary amenities include natural hot springs, RV and tent camping, and a Bed & Breakfast. We are located in an area surrounded by numerous outdoor activity possibilities. Our campground on the banks of the Salmon River is a perfect location to launch your kayaking or rafting trip, fish for trout and salmon, or just to watch the wildlife. Our Bed & Breakfast is nestled against the Pahsimerhoi foothills, which are perfect for moderate hikes, horseback trips, and geological features. We invite you to come stay with us and make the most of your visit to Idaho!


Recent News

  • Mike Williams returns as manager

    Retired Marine Mike Williams has rejoined the Challis Hot Springs as manager after being gone for the 2016 spring and summer camping season due to family obligations. Many of our guests have said many wonderful things about Mike, and the CHS family […]

  • CHS open year-round — winter included

    Challis Hot Springs is open year-round for therapeutic soaking for Hot Springs members and guests of the campground and B&B. The campground water is turned off Nov. 1 through April 15 (weather permitting), but dry camping with electric hook-up is available most of […]

  • Memberships available for use of pools

    Due to Idaho state regulations, Challis Hot Springs Inc. can no longer operate as a public swimming pool. Beginning in September 2014, swimming at Challis Hot Springs Inc. is available for use by adults over the age of 18 when they register […]

  • Bob Hammond

    I write to you all today with a heavy heart. Our family and everyone at the Challis Hot Springs has lost a great man, and an irreplaceable presence. Bob Hammond, owner of the Hot Springs, and my grandfather, passed away […]