Hot Spot

Lochsa Powell Ranger District 2019

Kooskia, ID

Highway 12 along the Lochsa River cuts through the wild country bordering the vast Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness.  Among the many recreational opportunities in this corridor, there are multiple natural hot springs which are relatively easy to access from the highway.  Although more remote than some other Hot Spots we have had, the hot springs’ close proximity to Missoula and the University of Montana have left them vulnerable to growing popularity and the impacts that come from these spikes in visitation.

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