Travertine Hot Springs

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Place Category: Northern California Hot Springs and BridgeportPlace Tags: Camping, Clothing Optional, Public, and Roadside

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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!
     

    Directions

    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.
     

    Seasonal Considerations

    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
    Fee: None
    Restrictions: No camping near hot springs, high clearance vehicle recommended
    Usage: High
    Visibility: Low
    Temp: 102
    Water Clarity: Murky
    Odor: n/a
    pH: n/a
    Area Features: Benton Hot Springs, Buckeye Hot Springs, Hilltop Hot Springs, Wild Willy’s Hot Springs
    Closest Food/Gas: Bridgeport
    Trash: High
    Bugs: Moderate
    Wildlife: Moderate
    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

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