A Naturist World Deep Creek Hot Springs

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  • Listed By : Team - ANW
  • Listed On : Jul 01, 2019
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  • Category : North America » United States of America
  • Description : The Deep Creek Hot Springs are clothing optional and located along the Mojave River, on public land near Lake Arrowhead in the San Bernardino National Forest. Situated only two hours away from Los Angeles. This stretch of canyon has four or five pools and is a clothing optional oasis.The biggest is the size of a hot tub; the smallest, no bigger than a bathtub. Some pools have been formed naturally in the granite by years of erosion. Other pools have been altered with rocks and mortar to make them deeper. The water gurgles out of cracks in the adjacent granite knoll.

    There are several wide flat sandy areas to layout and sun, and others cliff jump and slackline as well. Natural hot springs are rare in Southern California, mainly because of the lack of searing underground volcanic rock to heat subterranean water. Don’t submerse your head under the water in the hot springs. There seems to be an amoeba in these water that causes a nasty illness known as Naegleria fowleri.The area is completely natural and undeveloped. The springs are situated on different elevations up the wall of the creek bed. You just need to watch your footing when climbing up and down from one pool to the next. The law of hot springs is; The smaller the pool, the hotter the water.

    Nude hiking, Nude Soaking, Nude climbing and slack lining are great ways to get back in touch with nature and to relax and rejuvenate. But you won't be shunned if you keep your swimsuit on.
  • Location : Deep Creek Hot Springs, Pacific Crest Trail, Apple Valley, San Bernardino, California, United States of America

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Good to Know

  • Beach Type Thermal Pools, Hot Springs and Waterfalls
  • Facilities The area is maintained by volunteers keeping the area tidy and free of rubbish. On occasions, small groups of people camp overnight. Bring good footware, first aid kit. Plenty of water and some food.
  • Nudist Status Tolerated / Clothing Optional
  • Ease of Access The hike to the springs is about 2 miles each way from the ranch.

Getting There

  • Town / County / State Apple Valley, San Bernardino, California
  • Zip / Postal Code 92408
  • Directions To reach Deep Creek Hot Springs;From Los Angeles, drive north on Interstate 15 toward Hesperia. Exit east on Bear Valley Road and continue for about 10 miles. Turn right on Central Avenue and go about three miles, turning left on Ocotillo Way. Go two miles to Bowen Ranch Road. The paved road becomes a dirt road. Continue on Bowen Ranch Road for about six miles. You will reach a private property known as Bowen Ranch, where you will come to a stop sign. The ranch owner charges around $5 to park on the land. Put the money into the envelope supplied, with your license plate number on the outside put it into the metal slot. You will be offered a trail map at entrance to the ranch.Head for the trail posts numbered "3W02" which mark the route to take. Follow for approx two miles until you come to a bend in Deep Creek, you will see a rope stretched across the water which is where you will cross.


  • Latitude 34.339409
  • Longitude -117.176964
  • Sea Level (In Meters) 10740