What type of family vacation are you looking for? A secluded escape into the mountain-cradled wilderness? How about an activity-filled family reunion? Maybe a weekend of nonstop family fun?

Fortunately, you don't have to choose at Silver Creek Plunge in Garden Valley, Idaho. Surrounded by the pristine Boise National Forest, this secluded sanctuary offers family fun in almost every form. Make a splash in the natural geothermal hot springs swimming pool, reconnect with a host of onsite activities, or seek outdoor adventures in the idyllic Idaho wilderness.

Experience extreme volumes of fun in the 180,000-gallon swimming pool. With water temperatures constantly hovering around a comfortable 100 degrees Fahrenheit, this hot springs hot spot supplies excitement no matter what the thermometer reads. And, with 530 gallons of water flowing from the granite rocks to the pool per minute, it is one of the cleanest public pools in the country.

Dry off and stay onsite for more family fun. Whether you’re spiking a volleyball, tossing horseshoes, climbing the kids’ playground, or draining shots on the basketball hoop, you’re sure to have a ball at this resort.  

Get hooked on fishing along the shimmering shores of Silver Creek, which runs right through the middle of the resort’s campground. You’re sure to reel in a boatload of trophy fish, as the Idaho Fish and Game stocks this angling oasis with eight- to 12-inch rainbow trout.

Finish reeling and start roaming the breathtaking countryside. Hop on an ATV and explore the lush landscape, bike through the tree-lined trails, or hike the meandering mountain paths. If you’d prefer to relax, just sit back and soak up some of the country’s most beautiful scenery.  

Afterward, return to your base camp, which can either be one of 16 cozy cabins or one of 80 accommodating campsites. Make it a reunion to remember in a spacious cabin that sleeps up to eight or rough it with the relatives at a nature-surrounded campsite.

Whether you’re searching for onsite excursions, wilderness adventures, or just a place to bond, Silver Creek Plunge offers every form of family fun.

Silver Creek Plunge

Garden Valley, Idaho