Welcome to Hot Springs, Montana

  • Overview

    Photo courtesy: Tammy Beerntsen

  • Symes Hot Springs

    Photo courtesy: Jerry Gay

Hot Springs is at the edge of the Flathead Indian Reservation. It was named for the natural hot springs found there. Montana, being "next door" to the boiling geysers and underground fireholes of Yellowstone National Park, has many natural hot springs, most of them in the southwestern part of the state. (from Cheney's Names on the Face of Montana, Mountain Press Publishing Company)

Hot Springs, founded in 1910, is named for the local hot mineral springs that still bubble today. Thousands of people seeking rest and relaxation travel to the town of Hot Springs to bathe in the fine mineral water and mud baths.

Many lakes, streams and rivers in this area provide excellent fishing for the avid fisherman. Nearby sightseeing attractions include a tour of the National Bison Range at Moiese, a visit to the historical St. Ignatius Mission and Flathead Lake with its many recreational opportunities.