• Eagleville Hot Springs lies in the beautiful Surprise Valley
• Features primitive pools off the road
Eagleville Hot Springs aka Squaw Bath lies in the beautiful Surprise Valley known as Tricorner Region since the region is located at the intersection of three state borders of Oregon, California, and Nevada. Primitive pools are just off the road and barely visible from the car and maybe tricky to find. Follow the directions provided below.
The hot springs are visible as you stop at the narrow gravel turnout and get out of your car. Hike down the short but steep trail. During wet weather, it might be slippery.
The hot springs emerge from a hillside and are transferred under the road. The clear hot water at a temperature of about 115°F flows out of the road embankment into man-made cascading pools.
Two big pools are approximately one foot deep with excellent gravel bottoms. The upper pool is larger and hotter. The temperature varies depending on weather conditions and is, typically, between 100°F and 110°F. If the upper pool is too hot, use the lower pool.
The pools are surrounded rocks, grass, wildflowers, and wild mint. Though the hot springs sit next to the road, soakers still feel secluded in the serene atmosphere of the vast Surprise Valley.
The geothermal water has no smell of sulfur.
The hot springs are on private land and open for public use. Please do not abuse the privilege of accessing the area. Keep this place clean, don’t leave any trash behind!
Eagleville Hot Springs | Facts
Location: 8.3 miles south of Eagleville • California • USA
Hiking distance: Short
Road Access: Any vehicle
Day-use fees: None
Elevation: 4,600 ft (1,402 m)
Directions to Eagleville Hot Springs
From the junction of Highway 299 and Surprise Valley Road (Road 1) in Cedarville,
- Travel 23.9 miles on Surprise Valley Road to the narrow gravel turnout on the left, just after the milepost 5.5.
This Eaglevalley Hot Spring is no longer accessible. They have entirely dismantled the pools, and put up brand new No Trespassing signs. What remains of the spring is about a 3” deep creek that is fed into a large cow patty pond. The owners of the property definitely do not want people here.
That’s a shame but I don’t blame them.