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Saratoga Hot Spring

Utah Lake

Salt Lake City Metro Area, Utah

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  • Bird watching on Utah Lake.- Saratoga Hot Spring
  • Start on the paved walkway.- Saratoga Hot Spring
  • The trail becomes dirt as you enter the trees.- Saratoga Hot Spring
  • The trail to Utah Lake.- Saratoga Hot Spring
  • A narrow trail leads to Utah Lake.- Saratoga Hot Spring
  • The Saratoga / Inlet soaking pool with a beautiful mountain backdrop.- Saratoga Hot Spring
  • Steam rises from where warm spring water drains into the lake.- Saratoga Hot Spring
  • Cracked mud at the shoreline.- Saratoga Hot Spring
  • Bird watching on Utah Lake.- Saratoga Hot Spring
  • Bird watching on Utah Lake.- Saratoga Hot Spring
  • Sunset from Inlet Park.- Saratoga Hot Spring
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Easy access. Comfortable temperature. Large pool. Awesome views.
Cons: 
Close to a residential area. Can become crowded. No access after 10 P.M.
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Region:
Salt Lake City Metro Area, UT
Access: 
Hike-in
Congestion: 
Moderate
Distance: 
0.50 mi (0.80 km)
Number of pools: 
1
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
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Hot Spring Description

Hot Spring Description

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Saratoga Hot Spring is a great natural soaking pool located in the lakeside wetlands at the northwest shore of Utah Lake. It is alternatively known as Inlet Hot Spring in many resources. To visit the spring, park at Inlet Park and take the cement path southward. After 150 yards enter a grove of trees and soon the soaking pool is on your left surrounded by mud, reeds, and fantastic views of the Wasatch Mountains as a backdrop.

The spring water seeps from several sources that feed into the main pool. The water is a comfortable temperature, generally just below 100 degrees. There is a lot of room, but it can still become crowded on weekends. A bench and towel rack have been provided by the city, which are quite useful since the ground around the pool is almost always muddy.

When not soaking, look for the narrow path through the reeds out to the edge of Utah Lake where you can do bird watching and snap panoramic photos of the mountains. Sunset is stunning from this location. Make note of where the return trail is, because it can be hard to locate among the reeds, especially after dark.

The city of Saratoga Springs allows access to the hot spring from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. A local ordinance bans nudity, and alcohol is not allowed on site either. Law enforcement does patrol the area.

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