A geothermal oasis of Northern California, Feather River Hot Springs, previously known as Woody’s Hot Springs, is a small resort in the scenic Feather River Canyon on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada. A short walking trail connects the resort and the hot springs.
Natural mineral water coming out from the sources located nearby at temperatures of 100-108°F and feeds a rectangular cement tub which consists of two sections. Each section receives water from separate sources that have different mineral contents and even different appearances and odors. The largest part of the tub contains colorless and clear water at 105°F and can hold up to 4 people. The water in the smaller section of the tubs has a white milky appearance (due to oxidation of hydrogen sulfur). This section is good for two people. Sulfur odor is present.
Other primitive pools that are located below near the river are overflows of the main tub.
Adjacent to the Feather River, the hot springs provide the whole course of geothermal treatment that includes hot bathing and followed by a refreshing cold plunge in the river.
The resort has a few restrictions you should know before you go. No dogs are allowed, no open flames, no smoking, no diaper-age kids in the tubs.
You can bring headlamps or flashlights if you plan to soak in the dark. Swimming suits are required during daylight and optional after dusk.
The resort offers cabins, RV and tent campsites accommodations. There are three cabins with max occupancy of two people, no children or pets are allowed.
Feather River Hot Springs | Facts
Location: 2 miles east of Twain • California • USA
Development: Rustic resort
Clothing: Requires during daylights, optional after dusk
Hiking distance: Short
Road Access: Any vehicle
Elevation: 2,600 ft (792 m)
- Travel east 2 miles on Highway 70 to the destination.
Phone: 925-783-2913 (only text message)