Trego Hot Springs – Nevada
When you stumble upon this hidden gem in Nevada, you won’t first think you are staring at a natural hot spring, but rather a river in the middle of nowhere. However, Trego Hot Springs has become a fairly popular destination as it is an easy stop along your travels for a quick soak before continuing on. If you happen to be around Tregor, Nevada, this is definitely an attraction worth visiting for a couple hours.
Tregor Hot Springs is pretty much a long ditch with a bigger pool area at the end of it within Black Rock Desert. Although it is on BLM land, it is freely open to the public to use at any time. This primitive pool doesn’t have any thrills and the bottom is a murky mud that feels great on the feet. As far as the temperature of the springs, it can vary quite a bit depending on where you are in the ditch. Some areas can be rather warm at 90 degrees, where other spots will climb to 100.
It’s a pretty easy drive to get to Tregor Hot Springs and the only challenge one could face is if it rains. There is also a railroad track that passes very close by and there is a good chance you will see a train or two while you soak at Black Rock Desert. Clothing is optional and due to it not ever being very crowded, you may see a nudist while you visit. The only recommendation we have is bring an extra pair of clothes and towels as the mud from the bottom tend to get stuck on anything you are wearing.
There is also quite a bit of camping out in Black Rock Desert and the state asks that you camp at least 300 feet away.
Directions to Trego Hot Springs
From Reno, Nevada
1. Take I-80 East for roughly 100 miles which becomes NV-447 North
2. Take the exit for Jungo Road and continue another 35 miles until you reach the hot springs
Happy Soaking in Nevada!