Warm Springs

Tonopah, Nevada

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A once-active hot springs resort in an isolated part of central Nevada. Although the bathhouse is closed, visitors can still access the hot spring itself. Portions of the creek have been dammed to provide bathing opportunities. Atop a large travertine hill, water emerges from the ground here crystal-clear and extremely hot. The travertine is strikingly white, in direct contrast to the more subdued colors of the surrounding desert. Apparently the hot spring lies on a major geological fault, with several recently reported earthquakes attributed to it. Do not bathe at the source. Instead, return to the abandoned resort and look for a few small pools in the creek on the east side of the restaurant. You can also follow the water on the other side of the highway, where it is cooler and the pools are smaller. Although this is an isolated part of the state, do not expect to have the area to yourself. The developed portions of this onetime resort are all closed and fenced off.

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"A once-active hot springs resort in an isolated part of central Nevada. Although the bathhouse is closed, visitors can still access the hot spring itself. Portions of the creek have been dammed to provide bathing opportunities. Atop a large travertine hill, water emerges from the ground here crystal-clear and extremely hot. The travertine is strikingly white, in direct contrast to the more subdued colors of the surrounding desert.

Apparently the hot spring lies on a major geological fault, with several recently reported earthquakes attributed to it. Do not bathe at the source. Instead, return to the abandoned resort and look for a few small pools in the creek on the east side of the restaurant. You can also follow the water on the other side of the highway, where it is cooler and the pools are smaller. Although this is an isolated part of the state, do not expect to have the area to yourself. The developed portions of this onetime resort are all closed and fenced off."

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Tonopah
Distance: 0
Season: Best: Spring, fall, and winter. Summer can be too hot.
Features: Hot Springs
Local Maps: USGS, Warm Springs, NV

Warm Springs Reviews

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10/4/2017
I was there last week. Can confirm, the pool is clean, the water is warm, and the gate is unlocked. The place is really clean. If you see any trash, do us all a favor and bring it with you.
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7/7/2009
Great Place to soak just hop the fence but advise behave and do it at night as the water will be much cooler. Don't sweat it soak it.
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4/8/2009
Beautiful! And what a hike up to the source! The springs are warm and clear - though the author is right about the source, it's FAR too hot for soaking, which is a bummer because the "soaking pools" the author refers to are not there. Perhaps they were once? But they have either been taken out, or washed away over the seasons. Next time, I would bring a shovel and a friend and dig our own pools!
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2/2/2009
This is a privately owned hot spring and is NOT available for soaking! I don't know when it was available, but from talking to locals, it is not open to the public. Although interesting to look at, it has no pools at the site other than the bath that is surrounded by chain link. I believe that the owner probably did this for liability purposes. I don't know of any others in this direction, although if I find any I will be glad to share!
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