Tecopa Hot Springs Park Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Tecopa Hot Springs was discovered by the Paiute tribe, who brought their lame and ill relatives to soak in the healing mineral baths. Today, three bathhouses with pools are located at the campground: one for men, one for women, and a private pool for invalids. There are two pools in each of the main bathhouses; each measures about 10 by 18 feet and holds up to eight people. Nude bathing is required, and coed bathing is not permitted. Several private campgrounds nearby have their own baths, where mixed bathing is allowed. Fed by a hot mineral spring, the pools have an average temperature of 108°F . They are free and open to the public seven days a week, all year long.
The area attracts geologists and rock hounds interested in the high-quality amethysts and opals that can be found east and south of the town. Amargosa Canyon Natural Area, beginning near the town of Tecopa, provides an interesting hike through a river canyon. The trail is easy and level, and hikers can go as far as they like. For those wanting full hookups, there are private campgrounds adjacent to the county facility. Stay limit nine months. Open all year."