Lolo Hot Springs History
Lolo Hot Springs was well known to the Indians long before the arrival of Lewis and Clark in the fall of 1805. It was a mineral lick for wild game, and an ancient meeting place and bathing spot for the Indians.
The hot mineralized springs became a landmark and rendezvous point for early explorers, trappers, and prospectors as well. By 1885, the Hot Springs had become a favorite vacationing spot for both families and sportsmen.An advertisement in the Missoulian newspaper dated August 16, 1888, states:
These springs are known throughout the Northwest for their health giving qualities...in a beautiful country, plenty game and fishing. Back in the day; board, room and bath was eleven dollars per week. Fare by coach to and from the springs was five dollars.