Visiting Buckeye Hot Springs: One of the Most Beautiful Hot Springs in the Eastern Sierra
Updated: Jul 10
In this post, I'll be visiting Buckeye Hot Springs in Bridgeport, California. Let's get into it!
Buckeye Hot Springs is located along the banks of Buckeye Creek in the Eastern Sierra Mountains. To reach the hot springs, take HWY 395 to Buckeye Road and travel about 3.5 miles. Buckeye Road is a dirt road, and parts of it can be bumpy, but 4WD isn't necessary (my VW Jetta did just fine). However, if there is snow on the road, that is another story.
If camping is your thing, there are several campgrounds near the hot springs.
We arrived at sunrise in hopes to have the hot springs to ourselves, and we lucked out. There's a couple of pools near the parking area that overlook the creek and have beautiful views of the mountains. We soaked in these first before hiking down to the main hot springs.
Tip: Make sure to bring sneakers or hiking shoes for the short but slightly steep hike down to the creek.