Enjoy “the only warm water SCUBA destination” in the U.S.! Homestead Crater Hot Springs, UT is a heated pool inside a beautiful limestone dome.
Locally known as “The Crater,” this natural hot spring is open all year long, and it’s especially popular for swimmers and scuba divers. The geothermal spring is over 10,000 years in the making. It’s one of the unique hot spring experiences in the state. Since the source of the heat is just two miles at the footbed of the spring, the water is filled with minerals that can help rejuvenate your body. The average water temperature is about 90-96 degrees.
The Crater has an enticing history. It used to be a relaxation spot for miners and workers passing through the area during the 90s. When the land was acquired privately, the owners still decided to open up Homestead Hot Springs to the public. The tunnel project started in the 1990s. By 1996, they had finished a 110-foot tunnel along the north side of the rock formation.
Dr. Jerry Simons, the spearhead of the tunnel project, knew the importance of having the place open to enthusiasts.
“…there exists no other warm-water scuba site as unique as The Homestead Crater in the interior of the US and possibly the world where divers also have the amenities of a resort with lodging, excellent food, and other recreational activities,” Dr. Simons said.
Now, visitors not only have an access tunnel to go through while visiting, but there are also new amenities like custom built-in desks and a soaking area for those who prefer a more leisurely soak.
For those who will need accessory rentals, the property offers life jackets, SCUBA, and snorkel equipment, as well as changing stalls. There are also small lockers for storage, but you need to have your own padlock. The restrooms are available in a separate building.
Address: 700 North Homestead Drive, Midway, UT
- Monday through Thursday from 12:30 pm to 6:30 pm
- Friday & Saturday 10:30am to 6:30pm
- Sundays 10:30am to 4:30pm