If you are in the area for some of the beautiful and grueling hikes in the eastern Sierra's Sawtooth Range, your weary bones will no doubt appreciate this thermal respite. Tucked between the banks of Buckeye Creek and a steep sidewall you'll find the three pools of Buckeye Hot Springs fed by the constant flow of hot water that pours down from the springs above. It's a little like a warm waterfall, and the sound and aesthetic of the scene beside this calm creek relaxes the soul as the warm water relaxes the body. When the heat becomes too much, take a quick hop over the improvised rock walls and plunge into Buckeye Creek to cool off and prepare for another round in the warm pools. This is a truly beautiful place to soak.
Buckeye Hot Springs are near the town of Bridgeport and the Twin Lakes recreation area, so the area does get some attention both from tourists and locals. While not as popular as nearby Travertine Hot Springs, the springs do see a fair amount of traffic. Also, be aware that regardless of federal policy, many visitors prefer to soak in the nude here, while many other visitors do not. If you are checking these springs out, it will help to accept both choices. Access to the springs involves a fairly steep descent down an access trail, so sturdy water shoes or sandals are a good choice. Nearby camping is available at Buckeye Campground.