All Hot Springs in Southern California

Southern California is home to a large number of diverse natural hot springs known for their restorative and healing properties. These hot pools are scattered throughout the region, from the desert landscapes of Joshua Tree and Anza-Borrego to the forested mountains of the San Bernardino and San Jacinto ranges.

Popular Southern California Hot Springs

The terrain in Southern California is mostly desert and mountains and is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west, Arizona to the east and Nevada to the northeast.

Public Hot Springs

Popular non-commercial hot springs in Southern California include Deep Creek Hot Springs in the San Bernardino National Forest and Sykes Hot Springs in the Ventana Wilderness, both of which are accessible by hiking trails. During winter, a sojourn to Saline Valley Hot Springs is tough to beat. Or, consider venturing to the pool at Gaviota Hot Springs, located on a secluded stretch of coastline.

Commercial Hot Springs

Popular commercial hot springs in Southern California include Avila Hot Springs, located just 10 miles from San Luis Obispo, and Azure Palm Hot Springs, known for its healing properties and located in Desert Hot Springs. Others include Beverly Hot Springs, featuring a traditional Korean spa experience in Los Angeles, and Esalen Hot Springs, situated on the picturesque Big Sur coastline.

Popular Hot Springs Regions in Southern California

One of the most popular hot springs destinations in Southern California is Desert Hot Springs, located just north of Palm Springs. This area boasts a high concentration of mineral-rich hot pools, where visitors can choose from a range of resorts and spas that offer hot springs access and spa treatments such as massages and body wraps.

The central coast city of San Luis Obispo is another prime location for those seeking a luxury hot springs resort experience. For hot potters seeking a more rustic and natural experience, non-commercial hot springs in the Long Valley/Mammoth region are just the ticket. Imagine a string of hot pools in an alpine landscape surrounded by snow-capped peaks.

Pack it All Out

Please remember when visiting public hot springs that if you pack it in, pack it out. It is our responsibility to keep these extraordinary places around for future generations. Don't just pack out your trash - pack out all of the trash!

Southern California Hot Springs Map and Listings


Sespe Hot Springs

Shoshone Hot Spring

Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort and Spa

Tassajara Hot Springs and Zen Mountain Center

Gaviota Hot Springs

Sykes Hot Springs in Big Sur

Franklin Hot Springs

Esalen Hot Springs and Institute

Hilltop Hot Springs (Pulky’s Pool)

Fountain of Youth Spa RV Resort

Saline Valley Hot Springs

Wild Willy’s Hot Spring

El Morocco Inn and Spa Hot Springs

Whitmore Hot Springs

Hot Creek Geological Site

Sam’s Family Spa Hot Water Resort

The Spring Resort and Day Spa

Remington Hot Springs

Murrieta Hot Springs Christian Retreat Center

Glamis North Hot Springs Resort

Benton Hot Springs

Mono Hot Springs

Miracle Springs Resort and Spa

Mercey Hot Springs

Living Waters Spa

Keough’s Hot Springs

Glen Ivy Hot Springs

Desert Hot Springs Spa and Hotel

Delight’s Hot Springs Resort

Deep Creek Hot Springs

Montecito Hot Springs – Hot Springs Canyon

Bashford’s Hot Mineral Spa

Avila Hot Springs

Aqua Soleil Hotel and Mineral Water Spa

Agua Caliente County Park Hot Springs

Beverly Hot Springs Spa

Azure Palm Hot Springs Resort

Tecopa Hot Springs Resort

Willett Hot Springs

Two Bunch Palms Resort and Spa