Hot Springs are a fantastic natural feature of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The steaming water is excellent for soaking the muscles after day on the slopes, or a day hiking the trails. We have some favorite spots to enjoy the warm waters. They are described and listed below.
Grover Hot Springs State Park: Located within the depths of the beautiful Sierra Mountains, Grover Hot Springs is an inviting place to take the family on a soothing vacation, whatever the time of the year. Enjoy the short and scenic drive, only thirty minutes from South Lake Tahoe, near the charming town of Markleeville, California. This well-known and impressive hotsprings is completely natural, and is safely operated by the California State Park system. With both a cool pool as well as a relaxing hot pool, adults and children will undoubtedly be pleased to unwind in the marvelous environment provided solely by Grover Hot Springs. Go early and take a hike on the trails before you hit the pools.
Carson Hot Springs: "Soak, Savor and Sip" is the theme of Carson Hot Springs. Located in the foothills near Carson City, their pools have clean and updated changing rooms, and they rent towels for the low price of $1. Bring your achey muscles for the pools, and bring your appetite for some of the best food in Northern Nevada. Located just steps from the springs, Sassafrass Restaurant and Shoe Tree Brewery will satisfy all of your food and beverage cravings.
Travetine Hot Springs: The Travertine Hot Springs are located near the town of Bridgeport, CA. This is a 2-hour drive from South Lake Tahoe down scenic Hwy 395. There are three hot-spring pools located on a plateau that overlooks the town of Bridgeport. Once in Bridgeport, take Jack Sawyer road east about five minutes and it will dead-end into the parking lot.