Throughout time, our beloved hot springs may meet an untimely demise. Natural disaster, mistreatment, fire or for other various reasons, hot springs become closed. This is very unfortunate, especially to those of us who love these wonders of nature. In this section, you will find a list of hot springs, and a bit of information about them, that are no longer open to the public, or simply just aren’t available for use. If you have additional information, or find that ours is incomplete, please let us know so we can keep this list as up to date as possible.
Thanks, and happy soaking!
Public hot springs in California are not bathing facilities and do not have ‘plumbing’ like that of commercial, improved hot springs.
Soap and shampoo, including bio soap and shampoo, do not breakdown naturally and pollute our fragile ecosystems.
FYI, this is also illegal in most wilderness and public lands areas. Please report suspicious activity to public lands officials (take pics).
It is important to remember when visiting hot springs in California or any state to leave them in better shape than when you arrived.
Please leave no trace, bring no glass and embrace the experience.
We recommend cleaning up the area and hot springs before soaking as it makes for a more natural experience and reward for your stewardship efforts.