A town-operated pool that is free of charge.
Nonetheless, it is a superb geothermal spring that gushes directly from the ground.
For a satisfactory amount of money
In ancient times, the Cheyenne, Ute, and Arapaho Native American tribes considered it a place of magical waters.
In 1921, the state of Wyoming purchased the area surrounding the sources and established a state park, Saratoga Hot Springs State Reserve.
Later, in 1949, the section of Hobo Pool began leased from the state and operated by the town.
The thermal pool is located behind the municipal swimming pool.
The swimming pool is open from late May to early September.
In contrast, the thermal pool basically opens year-round.
The facility is equipped with splendid men's and women's changing rooms, restrooms, showers, and lockers.
And yet, it is amazing that it is available for free.
Donations are welcome.
Please insert the amount you are comfortable with into the fee box by the changing rooms.
Slightly too hot gushing point
Staircases descended from the front of the changing rooms in two directions, with the hottest pool in between.
Hot water with a temperature of 120 degrees F was bubbling up from the bottom of a pool surrounded by large rocks.
Note that it was slightly too hot for soaking.
The square pool located outside of it also had a natural bottom, with geothermal water welling up from the ground.
On a small rise was another pool shaped like an ellipse.
This pool had a more artificial atmosphere and was a lukewarm 106 degrees F.
The input of the water was from this outlet here, accompanied by intense bubbles.
The smell was pronounced, like boiled eggs.
Drainage is to the adjacent North Platte River.
Volunteers also set up rock pools on the riverbank for a different kind of enjoyment.