Weir Creek Hot Springs

General Description: An popular granite, rock, and mortar pool on a bedrock hillside over looking Weir Creek
General Location: Northern Idaho in the Clearwater National Forest
Pool Type: Rock and Mortar
Pool Temps: Extremely Hot (106° - 110° F), Very Hot (104° - 106° F)
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Accessibility: year round fun
Restrictions: Well technically your not allowed to camp at the springs or the trailhead
Elevation: 2900 feet.
Distance from road: 0.50 mile.
Map Reference: Clear Water National Forest Map, or Greystone Butte ID USGS 7.5 minute quadrangle

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The Hot Spring:

  Weir Creek Hot Spring is a nice hot soak after a slippery half mile hike from the highway along Weir Creek.  The pool is wonderfully built on a granite bed rock exposure up on the side of the hill above the creek.  117 degree F source water flows down a wooden trough and over the bedrock into the pool keeping the water temperature at a toasty 106-108 degrees F.  The far side of the pool is dammed with a rock and mortar dam creating a pool that can hold around 6 people comfortably.  Overflow goes through a pipe to a small pool below that is only 90 degrees F or so.  A wooden plank is also used as a seat on the side of the pool to cool off from the extremely hot water.  Camping is not allowed along Weir Creek or at the parking area because of the popularity of the pool.  Please respect this rule and keep the area clean to keep the spring from closing at night like Jerry Johnson Hot Spring down the road.

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