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Address: Toiyabe National Forest, Bridgeport, CA

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camping near the hot springs

Made out first trip out to the bridgeport area to go camping and check out the hot springs... Such a nice place... The elevation is higher than I was used to so it took some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Will G
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Lincoln, California
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Lincoln, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Made out first trip out to the bridgeport area to go camping and check out the hot springs... Such a nice place... The elevation is higher than I was used to so it took some time to get used of it. We found a place to camp for free... hot springs were within 12 a mile. Our camp site had... More 

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Mariposa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hot springs are a little off the beaten path and the hike is steep, but once your on the river sitting in the pools looking at the scenery its all worth it.

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Markleeville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent many a day off here in the 90's when not building trails in the bridgeport back country-love the pools on the river-careful in the spring as the place gets washed out-you can camp across the river and walk over-or park up on the road and walk down-careful with the little kids--bathing suits optional

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San Rafael
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

From Bridgeport, you drive 7 miles to Doc & Als and then 2.5 miles down dusty dirt road. Then hike down steep trail to reach hot springs. They are quite small and average. Can get very crowded. Not sure worth the effort.

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

this is by far a most beautiful spring…but do try and see it on a weekday and not after burning man..for weeks. its very crowded. right next to a really great campground . easy access down a path on a creek , really lovely..but there was a big group in the pools.

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Duluth, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Went there with my boyfriend and it was really neat! It's a bit of a drive getting to it on the dirt road, then once you're there you have to walk down a rocky/sandy hill to get down to the springs. But they are really nice! And a river runs along side them. There are a handful of pools and... More 

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chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We drove a few miles on a dirt road, then parked at the top of the hill and walked down a dry gulley to the hot springs. It was a challenge scramble down in flip-flops. I definitely recommend wearing hiking shoes. There are three pools surrounded by rocks. The pools are filled with the hot spring water that flows down... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I like these springs, as they are a bit harder to get to. There are 2 roads you can take to get here. Either from 395 just west of Bridgeport (take the turn for buckeye road). This is a single lane dirt road that contours with the mountain and will bring you to the top of buckeye creek (turn off... More 

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San Rafael, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

A bit hard to get to, as you have to drive on a dirt road for several miles past Doc and Al's. It's at the entrance to Buckeye Canyon, just east of the campground. There are a couple of pools right on the creek. You have to walk down a path, but well worth the effort. Depending on the time... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Buckeye Hot Spring is awesome. It's a series of pools that are built each season along the creek/river that runs through. They get washed out with the rains and fluctuation of the river level and then visitors build them back up. As you sit in the pools, that are different temps, the creek runs past on the other side of... More 

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