A geothermal oasis is situated 6 miles west of Lake Isabella. It sits on the bank of Kern River and offers fantastic soaking opportunities in the beautiful surroundings of the Sequoia National Forest. Once a hot spring resort, it is now abandoned with remains of the past visible in multiple places around the hot springs.
Remington Hot Springs consists of several cement pools. Three adjoining pools on the banks of the river are high enough, so, the river water will not fill them up unless there is flooding during winter runooff. Pools are about two to three feet deep and each of them can accommodate two to three people. Another one-person pool sits a few yards higher up on a hillside and is available for bathing year-round.
The hot mineral water comes out of the source at about 110 degrees Fahrenheit and cools down by the time it reaches pools. A temperature in the pools may range from 90 to 105 degrees depending on the season. The water flow rate is about 3.5 gallons a minute. Sulfur odor is present.
The hot springs site is a well-known location, so expect to be there with other bathers. Camping is not prohibited here. This is a primitive location with no services available. The nearest designated Hobo Campground with Miracle Hot Springs nearby is located 1.5 miles away. Other services are at Lake Isabella.
Make sure to pack all your trash and leave no trace behind.
There are other hot springs on the Kern River but most of them are on private land except Miracle Hot Springs and Pyramid Hot Springs. Miracle Hot Springs is located a few miles down the road. Pyramid Hot Springs is dangerous to access and according to the last reports, a pool was washed away.
Remington Hot Springs | Facts
Location: 5.5 miles west of Bodfish • California • USA
Services: No services are available
Hiking distance: 0.25 miles
Road Access: Any vehicle
Day-use fees: None
Elevation: 2,200 ft (670 m)
- Drive east for about 37 miles on CA 178 toward Lake Isabella to Old Canyon Road (Kern Canyon Road)
- Turn right onto Borel Road and after 0.3 miles bear right onto Old Canyon Road
- Continue 3.4 miles to the dirt parking area on the right.
The broad pullout is located at the edge of the canyon. A steep 0.25 miles trail leading to the hot springs is found on the right side of the parking area.