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Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
Yes
Water Temperature
95.00 °F (35.00 °C)
Sensitive Habitat
Yes
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Keough’s Hot Springs is a classic hot springs and camping resort. The pool has a long history of people using its geothermal hot springs for medicinal and healing purposes. The creek that runs from the springs toward Highway 395 has been dammed by locals, creating several natural tubs or pools for those that don’t want to spend the money at the resort or who just want to take a quick dip to relieve their aches and pains after backpacking in the Eastern Sierra Nevada.

These free pools have been cooling over the past couple of years, so get there while they’re still hot. They could warm up again, but no one is really sure how the warming and cooling pattern works. Public nudity is common here, so be prepared, don’t be offended, and try to make friends, as this is a very friendly place. The views of the Eastern Sierra Nevada are very impressive. No overnight camping is allowed here, and this policy is strictly enforced. Also, do not trespass onto nearby City of Los Angeles Property. Enjoy the free hot springs at Keough Hot Springs Ditch.

Logistics + Planning

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Free access. Vehicle access. Eastern Sierra views. Several Pools.

Cons

Water annually losing heat.

Address

Keough Hot Springs Rd
812
Bishop, CA 93514
United States

Features

Natural
Clothing optional
Sensitive Habitat

Number of pools

5

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Eastern Sierra + White Mountains Area, California
Eastern Sierra + White Mountains Area, California
Eastern Sierra + White Mountains Area, California

Comments

02.19.18
Cold wind and snow flurries didn't help, but all pools were warm at best. Quite a bit of traffic, but nobody stayed after checking water temp while we were there.
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