Have you ever wanted to visit a free natural hot spring near Jackson Hole? Astoria Hot Springs is the perfect place for you! Located close to Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole, this free hot spring is open year–round and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
With temperatures that reach up to 100°F, the hot springs can accommodate up to 10 people in its various pools. Make the drive from Yellowstone National Park and experience this affordable, accessible, and unforgettable adventure!
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE FREE ASTORIA HOT SPRINGS
Astoria Hot Springs are open year–round and offer breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. The springs have a maximum temperature of around 100°F and can accommodate up to 10 people in the various pools.
What is the best time to visit the hot springs?
I recommend visiting these hot springs during the winter, as the cold outside temperatures will help to prevent overheating. I don’t know if it is just me but there is also something pretty magic about sitting in a hot spring with snow all around – this is for sure, the best time to visit the springs.
Additionally, the hot springs will be more likely to be visible during the winter months, as the spring and summer often bring high enough water levels to cover them. Fall is also a viable option. But I like winter. Even better if there’s snow on the banks!
Is this the same thing as Astoria resort hot springs?
No, they are different but Astoria Resort hot springs are also worth a visit but you will have to pay to enter those. The resort includes hot spring pools and other amenities, such as a spa, restaurant, and lounge.
We recommend reserving a ticket in advance if you want to go to the private resort as it gets busy. Link here.
The Astoria hot springs we are referring to are the ones that are totally free and open to the public. Of course, this is a very rustic environment as there is no spa, restaurant, and lounge on the edge of the river bank!
History of the Astoria Hot Springs Area
In the 70s and 80s, Astoria Mineral Springs was a beloved destination for families as an RV park. It was pretty cool as it included RV and tent camping site right next to a hot spring on the riverbank.
Unfortunately, it closed its doors in 1999.
Locals are pleased that finally something new has come after all these years, with the Astoria Hot Springs Park which has recently opened thanks to the Astoria Park Conservancy, the Trust for Public Land and The Snake River Sporting Club who collaborated to gain funds to open it.
How to get there?
The hot springs are pretty easy to find, located right next to the Snake River, just south of Jackson Hole, in Hoback Wyoming they are hard to miss if you are looking for them. There is a car park and you will likely see a few locals coming out of the yander with swim suits on.
Begin your journey in Jackson and take US–191 for a distance of 13.3 miles. When you come to the traffic circle, stay on the right side of the road and take US–26 for approximately 2.7 miles.
Before you arrive at the Astoria Bridge, make a left turn onto the boat launch road and park your vehicle. During the winter months, the access road does not get plowed, so drivers must find a spot on the side of the highway for parking.
Coordinates: 43.300270, -110.774243
They are a bit of a hidden gem and secret spot with locals who prefer the more natural options with stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
If you prefer a video, these guys show you exactly where it is with visuals cues.
Still haven’t had enough hot springs? There are lots of other cool hot springs in the area to check out including Kelly Warm Springs right off of Gros Ventre Road, Granite Hot Springs and Boiling River.