We were lured to Tecopa by a long term resident of the Airbnb house we had rented in Las Vegas for the weekend.
“Those hot springs healed my back. I go out there 2-3 times a week.”
“You can pay to visit Delights or the RV Park pools, but there’s a couple free ones off a dirt road before you hit these.”
“Free?” We perked up. “How do we get there?”
Listening to his loose directions – “Delights used to be the place I’d go, but they recently raised their prices…before you get there, you turn down this dirt road on the right. About a mile down you’ll find the hot spring. There may be some fish that will nip at you. They won’t hurt you… just bite at your dead skin. Probably at this time of year they’ll be deeper in the lake cause it is in the summer that they move to the bank where you’ll be sitting. Oh, and you have to go in naked.”
“That’s fine with me,” I chirped, trying to show him I wasn’t afraid of a little danger. I had gotten naked at nude beaches. No problem…
Trying to dodge paying for access to the Tecopa Hot Springs at , we decided to try out the lakes you see on your way to the Tecopa Hot Springs Campground and Delights Hot Springs.
However, walking into the lake, you’ll find that your feet will sink into the ground. Before you reach the lake, your feet will have sunk at least a foot into mud.
Once in the lake, you’ll continue to sink into the ground.
We were glad we didn’t try to fully bathe in these lakes. Bring towels and water to wash off after this venture.
We ended up driving to the nearest town, Shoshone, 5 miles down the road to properly wash off our legs. Luckily the sprinklers were on in the front yard of the Sheriff, so we danced around in these until the mud came off our legs.
So maybe you would rather stay at or visit Delight’s Hot Springs Resort.
Pools are naturally a hot 99-104 degree Fahrenheit and regulated by the amount of flow of water into the pools. Guests can access the hot springs 24/7.
- Day passes are $15/day M-F and $20/day on weekends.
- An overnight stay at a 2-person cottage is $100.
- An overnight stay at a 4-person cottage is $140.
The “cottages” looked pretty beat up when Sandy and I pulled in to check the place out
“For a $103 a night in the middle of no where, we expected better. Or maybe just a clean room, we definitely did not expect dilapidated and gross… The trailer electrical did not work, it was powered by extension cords and lamps. Two burners on the stove were broken- when we turned them on, we almost caught the trailer on fire. The trailer was tilting, wall paper was stapled to the wall in the shower, the bathroom cabinet had floral duct tape hiding damage, parts of the ceiling had water damage, the door looked like it had once been kicked in, their was a half torn cot in the closet and I hope we didn’t get bed bugs. We slept in our sleeping bags on top of the bed.”
So maybe a day pass is best?