California’s Eastern Sierra

Buckeye Hot Spring

Bridgeport, CA

Located in the Toiyabe National Forest, just north of Bridgeport and on the edge of Yosemite National Park Buckeye features pools next to an adjacent babbling brook, very soothing to the senses and frayed nerves. The hot mineral water cascades over a cave. Troglodytes and kids will enjoy soaking in the cave, while others will be content in the outer pools adjacent to the stream. The majority of bathers are campers, thanks to the nearby campground. 

Directions - To get to Buckeye from the northern end of Bridgeport, turn off of Route 395, turn west on Twin Lakes Road and travel seven miles. Turn right just past Doc and Al's Resort, then cross the bridge going over the creek. Continue uphill along a gravel road, past Buckeye Campground. At the top of the hill, you'll find a parking area. The springs are down the trail from the parking lot.  Closed in the winter.