Hot Springs Creek,
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Are there any hot springs in Lassen?
Fumaroles and Boiling Mudpots
Hot Springs near Lassen Peak Volcano
South side of Mount Lassen, outside the National Park boundary several non-soakable hot springs exist:
- Growler Hot Springs (private land)
- Morgan Hot Springs (private land)
* Measured temperatures of these hot springs range from 126 to 207°F (52-97°C), so basically SCALDING HOT & dangerous
USGS website link w/ detailed info on this whole volcanic region.
- Little Hot Springs Valley (within the National Park boundary) is also not fit for public use either. Although it may be appealing as a sightseeing destination, (accessible by dirt road) it is far from soaking quality.
Hot Springs Creek flows south into Mill Creek
DixieFire 2021 ravaged California’s Volcanic National Park. Morgan Mountain lightning strike fire merged with the monster fire to the east. NPS fire crews and CalFire lit a back fire near the Visitors Center on Hwy 89 – to burn and meet the bigger oncoming fire. Winds from the north forced the giant wildfire from the peaks and down hill to Mill Creek and Child Meadows, where firefighters were able to control the leading edge of the fire.
Lassen National Forest
Lassen National Park
Lassen Forest Roads
Drakesbad Guest Ranch
the only real hot springs worth visiting around Lassen National Park
rumors have it that the resort may still be standing – after the fire!
Built in 1900, this historic, rustic mountain meadow resort is accessible by dirt road through Warner Valley – north of Chester, CA. They have a swimming pool, naturally heated by the local hot springs. Plus rental horses, hiking trailheads and a developed campground nearby.
JULY 2021 – Drakesbad is CLOSED due to wildfire Dixie Fire