Travertine Hot Springs
Bridgeport CA • Humboldt Toyiabe National Forest • Forest Service Campground, Hot Soak
Number of visits: 7
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.
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.
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!
occasionally creepy locals there
behind the ranger station, 2-3 pools, unshaded, great view of the valley