Located seven miles from the town of Hot Springs, Wild Horse Hot Springs is a geothermal water destination where you can melt away all that tension and stress. Boasting gorgeous Montana vistas, guests can soak and spend the night on the peaceful land.
This is a privately owned establishment that’s open to the public. Reservations are not required in advance to use the baths. Kids under five are free to enter under the supervision of an adult.
Hot Spring Pools fed by Mother Dragon Geyser
There are 14 chemical-free plunges with water temperatures that vary from 95-120F°. The pools are communal and might be more crowded at times. Guests are allowed to use the water in two-hour intervals to ensure everyone gets the necessary time to relax in these enchanting waters.
Pets are allowed on the campground or if leashed, but not near the wet areas.
By the geothermal tubs, there are three dressing rooms and a couple of outdoor showers. A small sauna and toilet are also near the hot baths. Proper swimming attire is required to go in the water.
The thermal baths are supplied with artesian mineral water from a source called Mother Dragon Geyser. On accident, it was discovered many years ago on a search for a new water source by the daughter of Montana’s second governor.
Pumping out 1,200 gallons per minute at 128F°, the geyser water is infused with a long list of elements from the natural Earth that have been known to heal and soothe.
Cabins and Camping
Wild Horse offers overnight accommodations for guests that want to make a vacation out of their visit and spend more time by the mineral plunges. There are eight dry cabins (no running water) and three Tipi’s to stay in on the property.
Each paid reservation includes unlimited soaking for two people from check in to check out. Smoking is not allowed in any building, and pets can stay leashed or in your lodging for an extra fee.
Tent and RV campsites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Some RV sites have hook-ups while others are dry, and large groups need to call ahead of time to verify that there’s space for all. Soaks are not included in the nightly price for this type of lodging.
Address: 175 Camp Aqua Rd, Hot Springs, Montana 59845
Hours: 9 am to 10 pm (soaking tubs)