The Rural Towns Project Podcast

Lava Hot Springs, Idaho: Devanee Morrison and the Lava Hot Springs Foundation

November 06, 2020 Dax Jacobson Season 1 Episode 5
The Rural Towns Project Podcast
Lava Hot Springs, Idaho: Devanee Morrison and the Lava Hot Springs Foundation
Show Notes

In this episode, I talk to Devanee Morrison, Executive Director of the Lava Hot Springs Foundation in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho. If you want to sound like a local make sure that first "a" in Lava sounds more like "rad" than "rod" when you visit. And you should visit because Lava’s hot baths and swimming pools are amazing and have long been a tourist destination for folks in Idaho, Utah and beyond. Devanee and I talk about the history of the Lava Hot Springs Foundation and the pros and cons of its unique status as a state agency. We talk about the many challenges and opportunities that come from having nearly 500,000 annual visitors descend on a town of 400 and we discuss the joys of working and living in a rural small town. We end, as always, with the Road Trip Music Question. 


Podcast music: “A Happy Day” by codemusic, http://www.jamendo.com, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/