Spencer Hot Springs – Nevada
Nestled next to Toiyabe National Forest in Nevada, Spencer Hot Springs is the perfect remote location for you to get away from the world and relax in the natural mineral waters of the state. In fact, this geothermal area has several primitive pools that seem to pop up out of nowhere and probably a couple that haven’t even been discovered yet. If you are near the Austin, Nevada area make sure you put this on your things to do list so you can rejuvenate your body and mind before heading out on your next adventure.
Just a short 20 minute drive from Austin, Spencer Hot Springs offers four main pools for you to enjoy. The most popular one is the large metal tub where you can control the water temperature through the pipe that feeds the natural mineral waters in. For this reason the temperature can vary wildly from 100 degrees all the way up to 120. There are also a few undeveloped hot pools scattered around the metal one, with average temperatures around 105 degrees. Don’t worry about the pools above the metal hot spring as those don’t typically get warm enough to enjoy and are used by the wildlife as a drinking section.
Directions to Spencer Hot Springs
From Austin, Nevada
1. Start on US 50 East
2. Look for SR 376 which is just off the highway. It will be next to mile marker 99
3. Take SR 376 for roughly 10 miles on the dirt road and you will reach your destination.
Clothing is optional and due to it’s remote location you may find yourself being the only person there. If you’d like to stay the night there are also several camping spots around the springs (recommended at least 300 feet from Spencer Hot Springs). There is also wildlife that comes to the pools at night so don’t be alarmed if you here animals roaming around you. Happy Soaking!