Soda Springs, Idaho: Largest Man-Tamed Geyser

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Geyser Park

Address:
Main St., Soda Springs, ID
Directions:
Geyser Park. Downtown. Behind the Enders Hotel on 1st South and Main St./Hwy 30.
Hours:
Erupts every hour, on the hour. (Call to verify)
Phone:
208-547-2600
RA Rates:
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Largest Man-made Geyser.

Largest Man-Tamed Geyser
First erupted in 1937, when a local man drilling for heated water for a swimming pool punctured an underground chamber. Now on a timer so it erupts every hour, on the hour -- unless it's windy. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Hooper Spring.

Largest Man-Tamed Geyser

There's also a public-access carbonated spring (which the town of Soda Springs is named for) on the northeast side of town. Dip a cup right in the iron-rich, bubbling artesian spring.

To get there, from I-30 take Hwy 34 north to Hooper Road. Turn left (west) and stay on Hooper/Government Dam Road. Hooper Spring will be on the left right after the road curves north again, with plenty of parking, trails, and picnic areas.

[Adriane, 12/28/2015]
Soda Springs Geyser

You have incorrectly labeled the Soda Springs Geyser as a "Man Made Geyser." It is a "Captive Geyser." It was just there underground waiting to be released. The drilling of the hole was to obtain hot water for a community swimming pool. The geyser was released from its imprisonment and until it was captured and controlled it ran for days and weeks and would flood Main Street. The water was not hot enough for bathing.

A timer opens the valve and releases the Geyser from its captivity for a glorious six minutes.

[Tony Varilone, 08/01/2014]

Man-made Geyser.

Soda Spring Geyser

You missed the blow-off. My visit to the Soda Springs Geyser was timed better.

[Phil Marcus, 08/13/2011]

Master of Perfect Synchrony, we salute you.

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