Big Medicine Hot Springs - Hot Springs in Montana


This is how it should be.

A clean concrete pool and thick sulfurous water; that's all.

Camas Hot Springs

North end of the settlement of Hot Springs, Montana.

Street 01

At one corner of the intersection where Rose's Plunge is located, there was a sort of modern architecture.

ReferenceRose's Plunge - Hot Springs in Montana

A hot spring attached to a seemingly abandoned community center. Excellent water was poured into the tranquility. Camas Recreation Center I came to Montana in search of a place named Hot Springs, entering the Flathead Indian Reservation, close to Glacier ...

Camas Hot Springs 01
Symes Hot Springs Hotel and Mineral Baths

It was Camas Hot Springs.。

Camas Hot Springs was developed in 1905 and the bathhouse was built in 1949.

Entrance 01

Although a popular spot in town, it was closed in 1973 and remains abandoned.

Entrance 02

The sources are alive and continue to supply hot water to various facilities, including Rose's Plunge and Big Medicine Hot Springs on both sides.

Office 01

Now, right after passing through the gate of Big Medicine Hot Springs, the road split off to the left and right.

Lodging 01

I took the left and drove up the hill with a rustic rental cabin and campground on the right.

Parking Lot 01

At the far end was the pool of Big Medicine Hot Springs.

Garden 02

There was no staff and payment was left to good will.

There was a sign stating that the Native American Salish and Kootenai tribes were the owners.

Entrance 01

Quite simple

After putting $5 in the fee box, it was time to enter.

Garden 01

There was one concrete swimming pool on the fenced property.

It's so simple.
This is how it should be.
Water Outlet 01

The pool was 6 foot by 15 foot in size, and the hot water was poured into the pool at a depth of 3 foot.

Pool 05

Half of the pool was covered with a gazebo.

The water temp at the water outlet was 106 degrees F.

Water Temp 01

The clear, colorless water smelled of burnt sulfur and was obviously soft to the touch.

Changing Room 01

Clothing was required and there was a simple changing room.

Changing Room 02

Since this is a little-known spot, there is a good chance of exclusivity.

Pool 03

On the changing room side of the pool was a staircase, with a drain pipe extending from the bottom right next to it.

Water Discharge 01

Underneath another gazebo was a resting area, including picnic tables.

Picnic Table 01

This is the most efficient facility for peace of mind.

What more could we want?

Soaking 02


Big Medicine Hot Springs, Hot Springs, Montana, U.S.

My rating

Type: Walk-in, Lodging

Rule: Clothing required

Chemical use: Not detected

Water temp: Up to 106 degrees F

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Hot Springer Ken

A hot spring enthusiast based in Japan. Toured over 300 North American hot springs while working in Texas from 2016 to 2022. For updates, visit X or Instagram!

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