Photo – Buckeye Hot Spring on Buckeye Creek, Toiyabe National Forest
This is one of our favorite hot springs in California. It is located on the creek, clothing is optional and you can often have it all to yourself. Plus, it is a short drive or walk from Buckeye Campground.
The small pool in the foreground is a hot water source. This pool is scalding hot and is not for soaking in. The water flows down the hill from this pool and eventually drops into Buckeye Creek. There it mixes with the creek water and cools down to temperatures suitable for soaking.
If you are going, make sure you take everything you will need with you (towel, snacks, water etc.) and wear good footwear. The walk down to the creek is very steep and slippery in spots and you won’t want to make the trek too many times. If soaking at night, be sure to pack a flashlight also.
Every time we travel scenic highway 395, we make it a priority to visit Buckeye Hot Spring.
We have other photos taken below at the pools. But, unfortunately, they are either slides that have not yet been scanned, or inappropriate to post, or both. We will eventually get the non-nudey shots scanned and in our on-line galleries.