Lava Hot Springs, Idaho

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Lava Hot Springs is a small city in Bannock County, Idaho. It is located on the Portneuf River and is noted for its hot springs.

City Hall

City of Lava Hot Springs
115 W Elm
Lava Hot Springs,ID 83246
Phone: 208-776-5820



The cemetery for Lava Hot Springs is located south of the city. An index to the names of persons buried there is available online.



Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

  • Lava Hot Springs Ward
    437 W Spring Rd.
    Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
    Ph. (208) 776-5692

The Lava Hot Springs Ward was created in 1915. In 1942, it absorbed members of the Lava Ward and the Dempsey Ward, which were rural wards near Lava Hot Springs. The records for these Wards are housed at the church's headquarters in Salt Lake City. Membership records for the Lava Hot Springs Ward, 1916-1948, have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Community Church

Lava Community Church
118 W Elm St
Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
Ph. (208) 776-5661


Some attempts have been made to publish newspapers in Lava Hot Springs, although most of the news of families residing in the Lava area was and is reported in newspapers published in Pocatello, Idaho. A few issues of Lava Hot Springs newspapers are housed in the Idaho State Historical Library in Boise, including:

Lava Lyre -- 20 Jan. 1933 through 7 April 1933

Lava Hot Springs Bulletin & Bancroft Standard -- 7 Jan. 1938 through 15 Apr. 1938

Lava Record -- 11 Nov. 1948 through 31 Mar. 1949

Societies, Libraries and Museums

The South Bannock County Historical Center in downtown Lava Hot Springs has a very modern display of the history of the area, a small collection of local histories and biographies, and a bookstore where local histories are for sale.

South Bannock County Historical Center
110 East Main
Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246


Lava Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce