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Roadside Attraction Hot Creek Springs and Marsh - Lund Area Roadside Attraction Hot Creek Springs and Marsh

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Overview

RATING: Roadside Attraction
MAPS: SUNNYSIDE NW, NV

Sat

Areas of blowing dust after 11am. Sunny, with a high near 67. South southeast wind 10 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.

67 | 41

Sun

Partly sunny, with a high near 58. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

58 | 37

Mon

Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.

64 | 33

Tue

Sunny, with a high near 70.

70 | 35

Wed

Sunny, with a high near 67.

67 | 39

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SEASON: Any, can be buggy in the warmer months.
WATER: Available at the nearby campground.

Sat

Areas of blowing dust after 11am. Sunny, with a high near 67. South southeast wind 10 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.

67 | 41

Sun

Partly sunny, with a high near 58. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

58 | 37

Mon

Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.

64 | 33

Tue

Sunny, with a high near 70.

70 | 35

Wed

Sunny, with a high near 67.

67 | 39

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Hot Creek Springs and Marsh - Hot Springs

Hot Creek Springs and Marsh - Hot Springs

If there is a more idyllic hot spring in Nevada than Hot Creek, I have yet to visit it! The hot springs are only about 85 degrees Fahrenheit, so possibly not a good place to visit in the dead of winter, but excellent in spring, fall, and summer. This peaceful place, in the wide open White River Valley, is a gem.

Hot Creek Springs and Marsh was designated a National Landmark in 1972. The hot springs, besides having a lovely boulder lined pool area we humans enjoy, are also home to the Moorman White River Springfish that are found in only three springs in the world. These small fish seem to flourish in the springs and are easily seen while visiting.

A few notes on visiting:

  • The Dave Deacon Campground is about a mile away from the hot springs. This free campground has pit toilets, water, and an RV dump. It is not reservable, but an excellent option in the area. There are about 25 sites and usually a camp host.
  • The road to the springs is a graded dirt road that gets quite washboard in spots. Most vehicles can easily reach the trailhead, but you may not want to take your finest low clearance car on 8-miles of washboard.
  • The springs are home to endangered fish. Be respectful, clean up after yourself, and leave the place in better condition than when you arrived. We, pleasantly, saw no garbage on our visit.
  • There is a pit toilet at the trailhead that was well maintained. Water and additional facilities are at the campground.
Hot Creek, a very scenic hot springs!

Hot Creek, a very scenic hot springs!

Getting There

The turn-off to reach Hot Creek is at Nye County mile marker 20.9 on NV-318, the state route that connects Crystal Wash in the south to US-6 in the north. From Crystal Wash, this is about 60 miles north on NV-318. From Lund, it is about 32 miles south. The turn off is onto a graded dirt road signed for Dave Deacon Campground.

  • Turn off the highway and reset your odometer. The read heads west. ( 11S 672220mE 4253703mN / N38° 24' 54" W115° 01' 38" )
  • 2.4 miles - Major junction. Stay straight. ( 11S 668505mE 4254138mN / N38° 25' 11" W115° 04' 11" )
  • 3.5 miles - 4-way junction. Stay straight. ( 11S 666776mE 4254367mN / N38° 25' 19" W115° 05' 22" )
  • 7.0 miles - Major junction. Go left, signed for the campground and hot springs. ( 11S 662854mE 4250959mN / N38° 23' 31" W115° 08' 07" )
  • 7.3 miles - Campground on the left. ( 11S 662871mE 4250551mN / N38° 23' 18" W115° 08' 06" )
  • 7.5 miles - 4-way junction. Go right. ( 11S 662846mE 4250282mN / N38° 23' 09" W115° 08' 08" )
  • 8.6 miles - Road ends at a parking area and pit toilet. This is the trailhead. The hot springs is a short distance southwest on the trail. ( 11S 661576mE 4249540mN / N38° 22' 46" W115° 09' 01" )
A bit of a moody winter day at Hot Creek.

A bit of a moody winter day at Hot Creek.

Route

From the trailhead, the short trail heads to the large boulder lined pool that is the main soaking area. The pool, on our visit, was deep enough to require swimming in the middle and had a very noticeable flow coming through it.

From the boulder lined pool, an interpretive trail continues up along the creek with several informational signs. It is worth the short walk.


Maps

Printable Maps:
Hot Creek Parking And Trail

11S 661576mE 4249541mN

N38° 22' 46" W115° 09' 01"

Hot Springs

11S 661456mE 4249525mN

N38° 22' 46" W115° 09' 06"

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