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Eastern Sierra’s Most Popular Hot Springs
South of the small town of Bridgeport in the valley of the same name is where you will find the highly sought after Travertine Hot Springs.
Located on Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest public land, generous views of the Eastern Sierra’s Sawtooth Ridge can be enjoyed while soaking in the hot pools.
Travertine Hot Pools
The first and largest of 4 pools is an ADA-accessible cement walled tub and is literally right next to the parking area.
The remaining 3 smaller pools have rock and mud walls with clay travertine bottoms and can be found by following a trail behind the bathroom to a grass meadow.
Hot springers visiting Travertine are well known for covering their bodies with clay and rarely wearing swimsuits. The largest pool can comfortably situate a group of 6 while each of the smaller pools has enough room for 3 people.
Travertine Hot Springs Need to Know
There are no access fees
There is a pit toilet in the parking area
The hot springs area is clothing optional
No camping near or at the hot springs
The access road is not maintained during winter
Travertine is the most popular area hot springs
No glass allowed at the hot springs
As always, pack it in – pack it out!
Take Highway 395 about a half mile south of Bridgeport. Turn west (left) onto a paved unmarked road (Jack Sawyer Road) that quickly turns into a dirt road. Follow the graded dirt road about 1 mile to the parking area.
Jack Sawyer Road is not maintained during winter when the road is frequently covered by snow. Please use extreme caution when visiting during winter.
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Travertine Hot Springs Soak Stats:
Season: All (access road may be impassable when wet and is not maintained during winter)
Type: Roadside (1 mile of dirt road driving)
GPS: 38.2458651 -119.2054099
Map Quad: Big Alkali
Elevation: 6,750 ft
Land: Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest
Restrictions: No camping near hot springs, high clearance vehicle recommended
Water Clarity: Murky
Area Features: Benton Hot Springs, Buckeye Hot Springs, Hilltop Hot Springs, Wild Willy’s Hot Springs
Closest Food/Gas: Bridgeport
Camping: Primitive camping along 1-mile dirt road, camping is prohibited at or near the hot springs
Clothing Optional: Yes
Pit Toilet: Yes, in parking area