Norris Hot Springs, Water of the Gods is a trippy little commercial hot spring about a half hour drive outside of Bozeman, Montana. The 30 x 40 foot pool was super clean and at 106 degrees F the pool was perfect for winter soaking . Wood planks line the pool and the artesian spring bubbles up right through the planks and into the pool.
The poolside bar offers up a bunch of microbrews and organic wines including Montana’s very own Ten Spoon wines as well as sodas, juices, coffees, and MIMOSAS. Their All Local Foods Grill serves up some seriously tasty salads, soups, and sweets made with produce grown on site or by nearby farms.
Water of the Gods features live folk, bluegrass, acoustic rock, and Americana music every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night (even throughout the winter months).
Bands play right above the stage in their igloo looking dome stage complete with splashguard.Music starts at 7 and entrance to the pool runs $7 ($5 during the day sans tunes). Designated drivers get a free soak pass. Check out their upcoming music lineup.
There are no camping options at Norris Hot Springs. There is designated camping 6 miles east of the springs at nearby Red Mountain, which is a fee area from April through December. There is also plenty of BLM land in the area so just get a map, follow some dirt roads, and find a spot to pitch the tent.
From Bozeman, take Route 84 west 35 miles to Norris Hot Springs (left hand side of the road, just ¼ mile before reaching US-287).
From West Yellowstone, take Montana-87 north and then turn left onto US-287. Continue on US-287 for 87 miles and then take a right onto Route 84 and you will see Norris Hot Springs on the right.
For more information on hot springs in the area – see Touring Montana and Wyoming Hot Springs.