Norris Hot Springs has been dubbed the “Water of the Gods”. Situated in Norris, MT, the hot springs are known to be so pure that the average temperature is 120 degrees Fahrenheit when it hits the earth’s surface.
It’s situated about an hour northwest of Big Sky, so it’s the perfect complement to a day on the slopes. You can access this resort year-round in southern Montana.
Natural Hot Springs Pool
There’s one mineral springs pool at the resort, which maintains an average temperature of 106℉ in the winter, and a cooler 100℉ in the summertime. It holds 38,000 gallons and is open to guests from Thursday through Sunday. Tuesdays are for draining and cleaning, and Monday and Wednesday are for private events.
Its clear mineral water boasts of heat that comes from the depths of the earth. You can even see bubbles popping up every now and then. Though they cool it down before it reaches the pools.
To make sure the hot springs are not damaged by the constant use of the public, the resort cleans out the pools and empties them every night through a miner’s valve that was built back in the 1880s. This makes the location perfect all throughout the year.
Norris Hot Springs is a lively community. There are freshly planted tomatoes and herbs that they pick from the gardens. It’s a farm-to-table type of experience. You can check out the 50 Mile Grill & Snack Bar and the No Loose Dogs Saloon, both of which offer inspiration from the natural hot springs.
The grill menu features grass-fed beef and bison, as well as fresh salads (which are picked from the “Garden of the Gods”). For the winter season, they still serve a sustainable menu that comes from their preserved vegetables and house-made garnish.
The Norris Hot Springs doesn’t have lodging, but they have 13 campsites. 10 of them have hookups for RVs and travel trailers. Pets are welcome, but they should be kept on a leash and quiet. This is to make sure that other people’s stays are comfortable, too.
WiFi connection is also available in the area, but there is no cell service. Partying is not allowed on the campground and guests are requested to follow the quiet hours.
One of the reasons why Norris Hot Springs has been so popular is the band performances they have on site. Check out the calendar of events to know which bands are singing during your stay.
Address: 42 MT-84, Norris, Montana 59745