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Description: Bathing suits are optional as you soak away your worries in the 102 degree...
Bathing suits are optional as you soak away your worries in the 102 degree hot spring pools that offer soft, sandy bottoms.
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rating would be higher, except some visitors leave trash in the area. and there are no (when I visited) Trash Cans in the parking area. BUT the view is BEAUTIFUL - well worth the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Mulberry, Arkansas
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Mulberry, Arkansas
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

rating would be higher, except some visitors leave trash in the area. and there are no (when I visited) Trash Cans in the parking area. BUT the view is BEAUTIFUL - well worth the walk up.

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Pasadena, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Horrible!! Don't go ! Smelled so bad I refused to get in . Nice hike but definitely do NOT go for hot springs. Go to Giggling Springs close to spence and very very nice but not free . Well worth the money !!!

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Amarillo, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Another beautiful oasis ruined by loud, rude, obnoxious people. Granted it was the July holiday, but that's no reason to go into hyper-drive and be extra rude! Will never visit on a weekend or holiday! Enjoy it during the week days, less angry people and practically no yelling/screaming kids!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This place is about 6 miles north of the town. It is about a mile or so hike up from the parking lot, which is about half downhill, half uphill. We didn't know this and made it in flip flops, although it would have been more comfortable in hiking shoes. The springs aren't "hot", more warm, and the water is... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I didn't have a lot of time to hike and found Spence Hot Spring was not far from the parking area and decided to try it. Even though this is only 0.5miles one way there is a significant elevation change (approx 170 feet) with the parking lot only being 20feet lower than the hot springs. You need to hike down... More 

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detroit
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

so I went March 29, 2015 just to see how it was like....I've read all the reviews but we decided to check it out. I went with my 1.5yr old and 5yr old. basically it's like this. from the parking lot....the hot springs is a little higher than your eye level on the mountian. so the hike is going down... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I agree with the other posts. Easily accessible from the parking lot (which is intentionally small) but quite treacherous and slippery. The springs are only 'warm' and quite 'slimy'. Worth seeing but I wouldn't go twice.

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connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The hike to the springs is a nice one: through the woods, over the river and up a mountain. It is not that far from the parking area but switchbacks uphill for about 15 minutes. It can be a little steep and slippery during the wet or icy months. Just take your time for the reward of a nice soak... More 

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xxx
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Do not get me wrong, it only takes like 15 minutes hike from parking lot to the Hot Springs up the hill and you will get plenty of photo op. There are a cascade (actually like 3 total if you overstretch) of hot spring pools where people tend to skinny dip and also bring beers, picnic food to enjoy this... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This was my very first time in a hot spring. There were three of us...a good friend of mine, my wife, and myself. When we arrived, tourists from Austin, Texas, were there...two guys and two gals, all in their twenties and all naked. My wife had worn her bikini under her clothes, but my friend and I found separate areas... More 

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