Winter Swimming In Wyoming
A Wyoming winter offers downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and even dog sledding for outdoor activities. But, what about swimming? Yeah, we’ve got that too. With water that is naturally heated and suitable for soaking away the aches and pains of those other sports.
Worth looking into are “The Saratoga “Hobo Hot Pool.” It is owned and maintained by the Town of Saratoga and is open 24 hours a day all year and FREE to the public. The bath house is complete with showers and restroom facilities at the Hot Springs.”
“Original inhabitants of the Valley, the historical hot pool Saratoga, Wyoming American Indians, used the hot springs as a neutral area and believed that the hot springs had a healing power. The hot pool averages around 106° F from its coolest part to 119° F to its warmest part of the pool.”
Thermopolis is the most visited state park in Wyoming. Hot Springs State Park Free indoor and outdoor soaking pools attract visitors to Hot Springs State Park’s State Bathhouse, which also offers private, clothing-optional tubs.
During the winter months, Granite Hot Springs are accessible only via snowmobile, dog sled, skiing and via fat biking. Hot water flows out of the surrounding rocks and into a swimming pool that was built in the 1930's.