We went to Chico Hot Springs for the afternoon on the 4th of July. Surprisingly, it wasn't that busy. We had 4 adults and 3 older grade school aged kids. Everyone had a good time. The adults enjoyed soaking in both pools. The kids enjoyed swimming in the one that is less hot. There is a decent amount of shade if the mountain sun is too much. We had a light lunch from the poolside grill. Food was pretty reasonably priced for this type of attraction, generous lotions and tasty. Worth a stop if you want a relaxing few hours.