A large geothermal well, from which water is piped into a large concrete pool, overflowing into several warm ponds in an isolated portion of central Nevada. Owned by Esmerelda County, these hot springs have been improved over the years but have also seen substantially increased use and, with it, damage. Discovered in 1970 by an oil-exploration well, the hot water at Fish Lake Valley has been an excellent place to bathe ever since.
The large-volume hot water well is piped into a large concrete pool complete with wooden benches and a large concrete patio. The pool is about 7 feet by 2 feet and about 3 feet deep. The water overflows into two warm ponds, which now contain goldfish, and the pool’s water is clean and very appealing. The spring has been improved over the years by the county, with fences, barbecue pits, and trash cans all put up in the last few years.
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