• A historical resort Keough Hot Springs is operated since 1919
• Features the largest hot springs pool in the Eastern Sierra
A historical resort Keough Hot Springs is situated in the Owens Valley at the Eastern Sierra foothills, 7 miles from the city of Bishop. The resort and pools were built in 1919 and are still used nowadays.
Geothermal water emerges from the ground at a temperature of about 130 degrees Fahrenheit and flows through a spray system creating waterfall aeration that works as a perfect cooling system. The 100 by 40-foot open-sky large pool is enclosed by the building wall. A water temperature is between 86 and 92 degrees Fahrenheit depending on the seasons. The 25-foot by 40-foot hot wading pool is kept at 104 degrees. The great flow rate of 600 gallons per minute allows using just a minimal amount of chemical treatment.
Therapeutic massage and aerobic classes are available.
The pools are closed each Tuesday for cleaning. There are lounge chairs for sunbathing, a snack bar, a picnic area outside, and a gift shop. A short trail runs up the hill through the rock garden. On the top of the hill, you can enjoy the view of the Eastern Sierra Nevada.
The hot springs offer different types of accommodations including rustic furnished tent cabins, RV and tent campgrounds.
The outflow of the hot springs into Keough Hot Springs Ditch is another free opportunity for bathing.
Keough Hot Springs | Facts
Location: 8 miles south of Bishop • California • USA
Development: Rustic, swimming and wading hot pools
Services: Gift store, water aerobic classes
Hiking distance: Short
Road Access: Any vehicle
Day-use: Available for fees
Elevation: 4,100 ft (1,250 m)
- Travel 7.5 miles south on US-395 to Keough Hot Springs Road
- Turn right onto Keough Hot Springs Road and continue 0.9 miles to the destination.