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Dyke Hot Spring

Northern Nevada Basin, Nevada

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  • The turnout from Woodward Road leading to the springs.- Dyke Hot Spring
  • A flat parking area sits just upslope from the soaking tubs.- Dyke Hot Spring
  • Two bathtubs with spring water piped into it is the soaking opportunity at Dyke.- Dyke Hot Spring
  • Though the temperatures are slightly off, the water flowing into these tubs is HOT and requires some time to adjust flow for an acceptable temperature.- Dyke Hot Spring
  • Soaking bathtubs looking out on the valley.- Dyke Hot Spring
  • Temps are adjustable by adding or removing the inflow tube.- Dyke Hot Spring
  • Hot springs bubble up all along the creek at Dyke.- Dyke Hot Spring
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Secluded location. Camping adjacent to tubs.
Cons: 
Water comes in extremely hot and takes some time to reach optimum temperature.
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Region:
Northern Nevada Basin, NV
Access: 
Vehicle
Congestion: 
Moderate
Number of pools: 
2
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Current Local Weather:
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Hot Spring Description

Hot Spring Description

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Dyke Hot Springs lie in a ravine at the north end of the Black Rock Desert, however the feeling here is far distant from the dusty Burning Man expanses and is more like the rural Nevada rancher landscape.

Accessible down several miles of gravel roads that pass by several ranch homes, the springs themselves surface at scalding temperatures into a hillside covered in thick reeds before flowing into a wide pond used by cattle for drinking. Just below the source are two bathtubs lying end-to-end with a pipe allowing water flow into the first tub and the overflow from that flowing into the second.

The water flows into the upper tub at about 115 degrees and into the second tub at a slightly cooler temperature. As such, a visit to Dyke takes some time to adjust the flow and allow for water to cool to a desirable temperature. And though it is not ideal, the large parking area allows a suitable space for camping, and its location near Black Rock makes for some incredibly clear nighttime skies.

Make sure to gas up before a trip here because the turnoff from highway 140 lies in the middle of an area signed as being 170 miles between gas stations. As of October 2016 the nearest gas available is at the Paradise Valley, Nevada junction and Fields or Adel, Oregon.

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(1 within a 30 mile radius)

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