East Idaho Splash Guide

The summer heat brings the need for splashing around in East Idaho pools, water parks, and lakes.  Summer never seems to last long enough though so we are lucky enough to be able to hit some East Idaho hot springs and indoor pools year round.


Ammon City Pool & Splash Pad

Open June 7, 2021 – August 21, 2021

Check here for open swim hours and pricing.

They offer swimming lessons, swim club, and private pool reservations.

Splash Pad is free and open Memorial Day-Labor Day 9:00am – 9:00pm Mon-Sat.

*Check out our post for tips and more info- A Day at the Ammon Splash Pad

Portneuf Wellness Complex Pond

Open 5am-10pm Monday through Sunday

Fresh-water, stream-fed lake invites wading and swimming at beach end of lake.

Apple Athletic Club

Indoor Pools open year round.
Outdoor pool and splash pad open Memorial Day-Labor Day.
Check website for hours.

This is a private club but anyone can purchase day passes to use their indoor pools, hot tub, outdoor pool, and splash pad. Swimming lessons are offered to members and non-members during the summer.

Heise Hot Springs

Summer Pool and Slide:
Open Memorial Day-Labor Day
Monday-Saturday: 10am-10pm
Sunday: 12-10pm

Mineral Hot Pools:
Winter Hours: Open Labor Day until the Thursday before Memorial Day
Closed during November
Monday-Friday: 2-10pm      Saturday-Sunday:10am-10pm

Summer Hours:Open the Friday before Memorial Day until Labor Day
Monday-Sunday: 10am-10pm

Hot pools are open most of the year. They also have an outdoor swimming pool, snack bar, and water slide. Check website for pricing and more information.

Green Canyon Hot Springs

Summer Hours (Memorial Day-Labor Day):
Monday-Friday: 12-10pm
Saturday: 10am-10pm
Sunday: closed

Winter Hours (Labor Day-Memorial Day):
Mon, Tues, Fri:5-9pm

Natural hot springs with a swimming pool and hot pool. They offer swim camps in the summer. Check website for holiday hours, swimming lessons, and camping.

Pocatello Community Recreation Center Public Swimming

Fall/Winter/Spring Hours
Monday 7-8:30pm
Wednesday 7-8:30pm
Saturday 1-4pm

Summer Hours
Monday 7-8:30pm
Wednesday 7-8:30pm

They have a Family Night Special on Wednesdays for half-price admission.

Ashton City Pool

Opens in June
Monday-Saturday 1-5pm

$2 Tuesdays, $3.50 other days

Outdoor pool that offers swim lessons and a small slide.

Iona Splash Pad

Open June 1-Labor Day
Monday-Sunday 11:00am-7:00pm

Small splash pad geared towards small children.

Lava Hot Springs

Outdoor Complex Open:
May 21-23, 2021: 12-8pm
May 24-27, 2021: Open times vary-8pm
May 28-June 11, 2021: 12-8pm
June 12-September 6, 2021: 11am – 8pm
September 7-Mid May, 2021: Closed for the Season

Indoor Center Open:
Fridays through May 14, 2021: 12-8pm
Saturdays through May 15, 2021: 12-8pm
Sundays through May 9, 2021: 12-5pm
Tuesdays through May 11, 2021: 5-8pm
Tuesday and Wednesday mornings through May 12, 2021: 10am-12pm

Hot Pools Open:
Open everyday of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
May 1-September 30:8am-11pm
October 1-April 30: Sun-Th 9am-10pm  Fri-Sat 9am-11pm
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
Open Christmas Eve 9am-8pm

Hot pools and indoor pools (including kiddie play area) are open most of the year, outdoor complex has 4 water slides and an Olympic sized swimming pool. Check website for pricing and additional information.

Rexburg Rapids

Opening June 7, 2021:

Monday & Friday 12:30 – 8pm

Tuesday – Saturday 12:30 – 5:30pm

This fun water park has 2 water slides, a lazy river, snack bar, a swimming pool and shallow children’s pool. Check website for pricing and information on swimming lessons.

Rigby Lake a.k.a Jefferson County Lake

Open May 15 – late October (weather dependent)

Recreation hours: June-August
Monday-Sunday 9:00am – 10:00pm

Admission:$5 per car

*Check out our post with tips, details, and camping info – Rigby Lake: When You Need A Little Beach Time 

Shelley Community Swimming Pool

Open End of May through 1st of September
(Depending on weather conditions)

Public Swim time: Monday-Saturday 2:00-4:00pm and 5:00-7:00pm

Small pool with pool zip line and small slide. Check website for availability on swimming lessons and other swim sessions.

Rexburg Splash Pad

Open Memorial Day-Labor Day

Monday-Sunday 10:00am-9:00pm

Ross Park Aquatic Complex

Open May 29-August 22, 2021

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 12-8pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday: 12-7pm

Features a main pool with 2 lap lanes, an activity pool with cargo net and lily pads, concession stand, water slide, lazy river, and zero-depth pool with playground. Check website for additional information.

Reinhart Park Splash Pad 
(Scheduled to open May 31, 2021)

This splash pad on the west side of Idaho Falls will feature a replica of the city’s iconic water tower and a stream representing the Snake River.

Downata Hot Springs

Summer Hours (June 1-August 15):

Monday-Thursday: 12:00-8:00pm

Friday-Saturday: 11:00am-8:00pm

Hot pools close at 10:00pm.

Back To School Hours (August 17-September 3):

Friday-Saturday: 11:00am-8:00pm

Sunday-Monday (Labor Day weekend only): 11:00am-8:00pm.

Hot pools close at 10:00pm.

Fall, Winter, Spring Hours (Labor Day-Memorial Day):

Friday:  5:00-9:00pm  Hot pools close at 10:00pm

Saturday: 12:00-8:00pm  Hot pools open 8:00am-10:00pm

Check website for prices and updated Covid-19 restrictions.

Wes Deist Aquatic Center

Public swim time: Monday-Sunday 1:00-4:00pm

Number of swimmers will be limited. No changing in locker rooms, come ready to swim. No cash will be taken. Swimmers must maintain social distancing.

Check website for pricing and additional information.

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