Nevada Hot Springs

Discover the best hot springs in Nevada!

Nevada is a state that is often associated with deserts and the Las Vegas strip, but it has so much more to offer. One of those things is, of course, hot springs!

An area of prolific geothermal activity, Nevada has more hot springs than any other state in the United States, with more than 300 hot springs spread across the county. Whether you prefer a developed hot spring with spa facilities or a primitive spring that keeps it natural, they’ve got you covered!

The developed hot springs often feature pools that vary in temperature, but it is very important to look up the temperature of primitive pools before taking a dip. These pools are not regulated and, therefore, may contain scalding hot water that is dangerous to swim in.

Some of these hot springs are located in remote areas that require quite a strenuous hike, so we only suggest visiting these if you are accustomed to hikes like this. Even so, some of these pools may be inaccessible in summer due to the heat.

In this guide, we are going to highlight our top three hot springs in Nevada as well as provide you with a full list of all the publicly accessible hot springs that the state has to offer.

3 of the Best Hot Springs in Nevada

As you can see from the list below, there are so many stunning hot springs in Nevada, but we wanted to highlight three hot springs that we think are some of the best the state has to offer.

We are obviously big fans of free activities, especially when they are as wonderful as hot springs. Still, we have also included a resort-style hot spring for those that want a more luxurious experience.

Bartine Hot Springs

Located in Eureka County, the Bartine (ranch) hot springs features a series of three pools set against a 360-degree mountainous backdrop.

The pools are man-made and carved from rock, but the water comes straight from the source. The temperatures usually lie between 102 and 180 F year-round. Due to the lack of chemicals, algae may be present in the pools, but it is not harmful unless you slip on it getting into the pool.

One of the main draws to this spot is the heart-shaped hot spring that fits three people. It is this pool that makes these hot springs very popular with couples and honeymooners. At night time, you can soak in the warmth of the spring and take in an unpolluted view of the milky way.

This hot spring is free to visit.

Trego Hot Springs

Nevada’s Black Rock Desert is a hotbed of geothermal activity that plays host to most of the state’s hot springs. One of these many sites is the Trego hot springs.

This is an easily accessible natural hot spring reached by car on a short stretch of dirt road so that you can get to it without hiking. The water temperature sits between 90 and 100 F all year round.

Full of natural beauty, this hot spring is formed by a Y-shaped trench that was hand-dug in the 1860s. It has sandy banks on all sides and a muddy bottom. If you want a really natural, ‘untouched’ hot spring experience, then this may be the one for you.

These hot springs are free to use.

David Walley’s Hot Spring Resort

If you like your hot springs with a good helping of luxury, then David Walley’s Hot Spring Resort will be right up your street.

Currently owned by Holiday Inn, the resort was initially finished in 1862. Since then, it has undergone many renovations, but the stunning old architecture still stands out as the main feature of this location. It offers a variety of accommodations and other activities, such as restaurants, outdoor movies, and an outdoor pool that is open seasonally. We recommend booking a winter trip to Walley’s as this is when it is at its most picturesque.

The hot springs themselves feature seven different pools of varying sizes. They are fed directly from the source, and the water is replaced every three hours to ensure cleanliness. The mineral hot spring tubs range from 98 to 104 F.

The hot springs and heated pool are available at $55 per person per day and are open all year round.

Full List of Nevada Hot Springs

The three hot springs that we mentioned above are only a sample of our list of Nevada hot springs to visit, but there are so many more to choose from! 

Here is a comprehensive list of the hot springs in Nevada that are publicly accessible.

Hot SpringLocation in NevadaDeveloped or Primitive
12 Mile (Bishop’s Creek)WellsPrimitive
Alkali FlatEsmerelda CountyPrimitive
Bartine (Ranch)Eureka CountyDeveloped
Black RockBlack Rock DesertPrimitive
Blue Point SpringLake MeadPrimitive
BogHumboldt CountyPrimitive
Caliente Hot Springs Motel and SpaCalienteDeveloped
Carson Hot Spring ResortCarson CityDeveloped
David Walley’s Hot Spring ResortGenoaDeveloped
Double Hot SpringsBlack Rock DesertPrimitive
Dyke Black Rock DesertPrimitive
Fish Lake ValleyDyersDeveloped
Gold StrikeBoulder CityPrimitive
Hot Spring RanchEurekaDeveloped
Paradise ValleyLittle Humboldt RiverPrimitive
RogersLake MeadPrimitive
Soldier MeadowsGerlachPrimitive
Spencer AustinSemi developed
TregoBlack RockPrimitive
Virgin Valley Warm SpringSheldon Mountain NWRDeveloped
Warm SpringsWarm SpringsDeveloped
GreenhornElko CountyPrimitive
Hand-Me-Down CreekNorthern NevadaPrimitive
Hyder Pershing CountyPrimitive
Lower Oxley PeakWellsPrimitive
Jersey ValleyPershing CountyPrimitive
MacfarlaneHumboldt CountyPrimitive
Reese River ValleyReese River ValleyPrimitive
Ruby ValleyRuby Lake National Wildlife RefugePrimitive
Bower’s MansionWashoe CountyDeveloped
Diana’s Punch BowlMonitor ValleyPrimitive
Kirch Wildlife Hot CreekLundPrimitive
Steamboat Healing Center and SpaRenoDeveloped
Smith Creek ValleySmith Creek ValleySemi- Developed
Arizona Hot SpringsLake Mead National Recreatio CentrePrimitive

We hope this guide has encouraged you to venture out into Nevada and add some of these incredible hot springs to your bucket list.