• Gabriella Viola

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 in Bridgeport, California

Buckeye hot springs in Bridgeport, California

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.


Buckeye hot springs in Bridgeport, California
Watching the sunrise from the upper pools
Buckeye hot springs in Bridgeport, California


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.


Buckeye hot springs in Bridgeport, California
Sun rising over the mountains and illuminating the steam
Buckeye hot springs in Bridgeport, California
Buckeye Hot Springs is said to be 135 degrees F