• The outdoor warm pool is adjacent to a large sundeck overlooking the scenic Sierra Valley. Photo credit: Jivan Child.- Sierra Hot Springs
  • View from the hot springs.- Sierra Hot Springs
  • The meditative interior of the Temple Dome and hot pool. Photo credit: Jivan Child.- Sierra Hot Springs
  • The warm pool. - Sierra Hot Springs
  • The warm pool.- Sierra Hot Springs
  • The road to Sierra Hot Springs.- Sierra Hot Springs
  • Sierra Hot Springs sits on the edge of a pine forest in the Sierra Valley.- Sierra Hot Springs
  • Sierra Hot Spring's Main Lodge and office building.- Sierra Hot Springs
  • Trail to the Temple Dome Pool and outdoor Warm Pool.- Sierra Hot Springs
  • Trail to the Temple Dome Pool Area.- Sierra Hot Springs
  • The Temple Dome Pool Area houses an adjacent changing room and shower building.- Sierra Hot Springs
  • Changing rooms and shower building.- Sierra Hot Springs
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Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Clean, developed hot springs overlooking a spectacular mountain valley.
Cons: 
None.
Region:
Lake Tahoe + Northern Sierra, CA
Congestion: 
Moderate
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
General Day Use Fee ($15.00)
Water temp.: 
Hot (greater than 100°)
Access: 
Vehicle
Number of pools: 
3

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Hot Spring Description

Hot Spring Description

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What better way to wind down than a therapeutic soak in a hot spring? The mineral-rich thermal spring water of the Sierra Valley provides an opportunity to relax in the tastefully constructed and well maintained pools at Sierra Hot Springs Resort. Located 25 miles north of Truckee near the town of Sierraville, Sierra Hot Springs sits on the edge of the Tahoe National Forest and overlooks the scenic Sierra Valley. In addition to the hot springs, the resort offers lodging and camping accommodations, meals, health and wellness workshops, and custom retreats.

The clothing-optional hot springs are open to both day visitors and overnight guests. Day visitors can pay for 3 hour or full-day visits. The latter provides access to the main Temple Dome Pool Area, located down a forested trail, and a Meditation Pool set near the main lodge.

With two pools, a sun deck, and a changing and shower room, the Temple Dome Pool Area is the main attraction. The Hot Pool is kept at temperatures between 105 and 110 degrees, and it is set in a geodesic dome structure that houses two additional small cold plunge pools to cool you off. Outside the dome structure is a larger warm pool that is kept between 98 and100 degrees. The warm pool and adjacent sundeck open up to scenic views of the valley and the surrounding forest. A dry sauna is also available.

The hot springs are open to day visitors until midnight and around the clock for overnight guests. A monthly membership is required, even for a one-time use, and this membership is transferable to Harbin Hot Springs Resort. Day use rates are as follows:

  • Required monthly membership: $5
  • 3 hour use: $15
  • Full day: $20

Visit the Sierra Hot Springs website for additional rate information and lodging and camping details. Dogs are not permitted at the resort.

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