California

Buckeye Hot Springs - Hot Springs in the U.S.

This hot springs in California are really unique.

Pools are both on the slope and the bottom of a canyon.

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite is one of the most popular national parks in the United States, due to the good location only three hours' drive from San Francisco.

Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park (#14)

Photo by Christopher Chan - Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park (#14) (2009) / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Yosemite Falls is known as the highest waterfall in North America, dropping a total of 2,425 feet.

Two Different Soaking Spots

Mountainside Pool

It is an hour and a half’s drive from Yosemite National Park to a geothermal area.

Buckeye hot springs are located in the mountains close by Travertine Hot Springs.

Upper Pools1

On the slope of a canyon, you will see two outdoor baths.

Upper Pools2

The sources of springs are at the bottom of  the pools, and the deposits make the color of water grayish.

Upper Pools3

These upper tubs are not too bad, but the water supply does not look enough.

Riverside Pool

Source of the Spring

At another place, hot water is flashing, and the overflowed water is poured into some outdoor baths near the surface of the river.

Lower Pools

These lower tubs are located next to a huge travertine dome made of deposits of hot springs.

Riverside

The extremely hot water (around 140 degrees F) at the source is subjected to cooling into comfortable temperature, flowing down the slope.

Travertine

So you can enjoy 100% hot springs water, not mixed with the river water.

Under the travertine dome, there is a cave.

Cave1

If you get into the space, you will find it like a steam bath filled with hot water turned into a spray.

Capybara
It works as well if it rains.
It seems so...
Alpaca

Cave2

Summary

Buckeye Hot Springs, Bridgeport, California, U.S.

Rating

  • Style
    Undeveloped
  • Rule
    Clothing optional
  • Chlorine
    None
  • Warmth
    140 degrees F (at source)

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