Travertine Hot Springs

Bridgeport CA • Humboldt Toyiabe National Forest • Forest Service Campground, Hot Soak

Number of visits: 7
gps: 38.2470784,-119.2048788
bathroom: no • water: no

There's a very nice tub at the parking lot, holds 1-3 folks - adjustable temp, great soak.

Down the hill is a travertine mound that starts with a pretty hot one person tub (109°-ish?) on the uphill side, which feeds into progressively cooler tubs as the water flows clockwise around the mound downhill. The last two have a spectacular view of the valley, but are too cool and have creepy stuff growing in them.

This place is too accessible from 395 and too well known. It's usually busy, and sometimes straight-up creepy with weirdos straight off the highway.

The camping spot is handy even without the hot springs.

When the hot springs road turns left, take a right and park at any of the several rough camping spots.

Spot keywords:
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Notes on each visit (posted cost | senior cost):
March 03, 2020 (free!) March 03, 2020 (free!)

So far, nobody camping but me.

I've been here an hour-ish, 4:30-5:30. Five vehicles have gone in, two have come out, so there ya go.

There's a moon tonight, so I'm looking forward to walking over there around sunset. Not particularly optimistic about what I'll find there.

October 15, 2014 (free!) October 15, 2014 (free!)

Now I can say I have camped here as well as soaked many times. At the right turn of the road to the springs, going from east-ish to south-ish is a spot, level, off the road, outside the "No Camping" perimeter. Got there at basically dusk, parked, walked to the springs = beautiful evening!

May 16, 2013 (free!) May 16, 2013 (free!)

occasionally creepy locals there

October 26, 2011 (free!) October 26, 2011 (free!)

behind the ranger station, 2-3 pools, unshaded, great view of the valley

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