HAGERMAN IDAHO COMMUNITY
Points of Interest:
Hagerman National Fish Hatchery
Located 32 miles from Twin Falls, this hatchery raises 1.6 million steelhead trout and 300,000 rainbow trout annually. The hatchery is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and offers small displays on fish culture. Environmental education lectures and tours are arranged upon request.
Covering 35 acres and producing 5.5 million rainbow and kamloops trout, this fish hatchery offers a unique experience. During feeding time, the water raceways churn into a frenzy of silvery mass. The hatchery also provides for bird and wildlife observation.
Tours are offered daily by reservation between 7:30 and 5:00. The hatchery is located 3.5 miles south of Hagerman.
The churning, icy blue water that tumbles 350 feet down the canyon walls at 250 cubic feet per second is so spectacular that this site has been designated a National Natural Landmark. Here you’ll also find abundant wildlife, especially waterfowl. Fantastic fishing can be found in the delta below the springs, in the Snake River at Pugmire Park, and in Crystal Springs Lake. The park is also popular for family and group picnics.
Many of Idaho’s most beautiful and scenic spots are preserved in the Idaho Parks system.
The Thousand Springs.
The Hagerman area is drenched with artesian water from the Snake River Plain Aquifer, a ten thousand square mile underground reservoir. The springs are thought to be the reappearance of Lost River, which sinks into the Lava Fields near Arco, 90 miles northeast. It emerges from the ground as crystal clear springs which cascade from the canyon walls and bubble up from the river bottom.
Tours & Recreation:
Snake and Salmon River
By Raft, Canoe, Kayak, and Motor Boat
We wish to share with you the unique beauty, challenge, and thrill of the Snake and Salmon rivers. Idaho Guide Service, Inc. is an owner-operated business with over 35 Years experience outfitting in Idaho. We specialize in small groups and custom trips with personalized service. This small group philosophy is also compatible with our use and care of the the areas which we traverse. All our expeditions practice ecologically sound camping techniques. Our appreciation for this country is matched only by the care we show for it.
A Geothermal Oasis in the Desert. Rejuvenate year-round in the best-feeling water on earth. The continuous flow of natural hot spring water is soft to the touch and odorless with a sensational alkaline pH of 9.6.
Every member of the family can enjoy the luscious hot water at Miracle Hot Springs. Enjoy a soak in one of the private hot pools. Converse with new friends in the outdoor “Hot” pool. Swim laps in the outdoor exercise pool. Any time you like it – Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter – we truly have the “Best Water on Earth!”
You can witness some spectacular water displays on a tour of Thousand Springs. Watch as Crystal Springs and Riley Creek Falls erupt from rocky canyon creek walls and gush to the river below, and see Blue Heart Springs emerge from deep within the river to create an inviting blue pool of water. Reservations required. Wine tasting river cruises and cocktail cruises are also available upon request.