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Bog Hot Springs

Northern Nevada Basin, Nevada

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  • Bog Hot Springs are accessible down a 4-mile well-graded dirt road.- Bog Hot Springs
  • A wide parking area sits beside the hot springs.- Bog Hot Springs
  • The springs surface into a 10-foot wide creek, heating it at different temperatures at different places along the creek.- Bog Hot Springs
  • Dramatic sunrises over one of the hot pools in Bog Creek.- Bog Hot Springs
  • Sunrise at Bog Hot Springs.- Bog Hot Springs
  • Sunrise at Bog Hot Springs.- Bog Hot Springs
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Temperatures vary along the creek, allowing you to find the temperature that suits you.
Cons: 
Isolated.
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Region:
Northern Nevada Basin, NV
Access: 
Vehicle
Congestion: 
Low
Number of pools: 
4
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Current Local Weather:
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Hot Spring Description

Hot Spring Description

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Emerging from the sage plains where rural northern Nevada skirts the southern Oregon border, Bog Hot Springs is less a typical hot spring pool and more of a large creek with several hot pockets bubbling up that essentially warm the entire creek.

The creek has been dammed up in several areas to create pools that are about thigh deep. The creek cools as it flows, so if the hottest source area, which bubbles up at about 120 degrees, is too hot, then just head downstream until you find an area suitable for your taste.

These springs are primitive, and aside from the remnants of some past damming, there are no amenities whatsoever at the springs.

There are several spring sources along here, and the temperature in the creek can fluctuate up or down depending on where you are in relation to them. A larger pool at the lower end is about 105 degrees, and the hottest pool, visible by an abundance of steam rising from the creek bed, sits about a quarter mile upstream.

Unlike a normal stream, Bog flows through a channel with vertical walls that is nearly invisible until you drive up next to it. It is hard to see as you're approaching, but if you park in the large parking areas you'll notice it pretty quickly.

Bog is in a part of the state that sees few travelers, but it can be a great addition to a trip to Sheldon Wildlife Refuge.

Gas availability in Denio is an off-and-on affair, so the nearest sure sources of gas are in Fields or Adel, Oregon, and the Paradise Valley junction in Nevada. Plan accordingly.

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