About Relaxing Natural Hot Springs
Located just 10 minutes from the beautiful town of Paso Robles is a family owned and operated natural hot spring. The water is positive-charged and ionized, made up of potassium, magnesium, calcium, sodium, and fluoride. It exits the well at 100.1 degrees and the swimming area stays at a constant 97.3 degrees. The hot tub stays at a constant 100.1 degrees. The large swimming area is 90 x 40 feet. So its big enough to swim laps or just soak and relax in the warm water. We have picnic tables and BBQ's for you free of charge, and a fire pit for keeping warm on those cool nights or to just roast smores. We also have a lake on the property that is great for fishing. There's Bass, Crappie, Blue Gill and Catfish and you don"t need a fishing license. For those bird watchers we have many different waterfowl and also a family of Beaver call this home as well as a muskrat or two. Come and enjoy the springs for the day or you can spend a couple of nights. Your sure to love your time spent in the springs and leave feeling refreshed.
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 15
- Accessible by: Drive
- Accommodation: Tent, Vehicles & RVs
- Check in after: 2PM
- Check out before: 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 1 month out
- Weeknight discount: 20% off
The vibe at Relaxing Natural Hot Springs
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I was nervous about staying here because this place had a 40% recommendation when I booked it. But this was the only place we could find that had availability for the weekend we needed and that was dog friendly, and we were only staying for one night, so we decided to take the risk.
The campground is both beautiful and underwhelming at the same time. Each campsite overlooks the lake, which is home to lots of beautiful birds. There are lots of super nice dogs running around. The hot spring is very large and warm. There are fire pits at many of the campsites, and free firewood for you to take. There is ample parking so you can pull your car right up to where you're staying. The weather was really nice. We didn't utilize many of the other benefits of the place, which include a hot tub and fishing in the lake without a license. For all these reasons, the place was great.
The underwhelming comes from the fact that the place is pretty dumpy. There are a lot of broken down cars that are clearly there permanently. There is a half-sunken boat in the river. There are large rusty barrels strewn about. The bathrooms are not particularly clean, and smell really sulfuric because of the hot spring.
I recommend staying here if you need a cheap place to stay, are excited about the hot springs, and are okay with a pretty dumpy surrounding. The dumpiness didn't affect our actual stay at all, but it definitely created a not-so-nice ambiance.
By the way, we paid $69 for the night through Hipcamp, but when we got there (before they realized we had already paid) they said it would be $7 per person (there were four of us).
Just a short drive from downtown Paso Robles, it's tucked up against a beautiful pond were you can enjoy fishing and bird watching. Some people were even driving their remote control boats. I had my choice from a few sites and picked site #1 which was closest to the pond for an optimal view from my bed in the back of my van. I went in mid October and the property was pretty underwhelming and rundown. Various junk was strewn about the property making for a fairly sub par experience. Once the site gets cleaned up it would make for a much nicer place to camp. I was there on a cold night and didn't think the temperature of the hot springs was hot enough to stay in for long. This mixed with the sometimes strong smell of sulfur was pretty disappointing. The place has a lot of potential and could be a lot nicer soon with a little love!
Cindy was very responsive and helpful with our reservation and check in. She told us that she is in the process of cleaning up the property to ready it for camping, but as of September, I wouldn't say that it's ready for prime time. There were abandoned boats, tires, and RVs in addition to various gross/dangerous garbage at our site. We didn't spend much time at the campsite and left a day early, but while we were there we saw owls and ducks and heard a myriad of other animals, which was nice for being so close to the city of Paso Robles; it's only about 10 minutes away by car. It has potential, so I hope Cindy is able to work some magic here.
It was a diamond in the rough. Come here with low expections and you will be pleasantly surprised! Hot tub is the business and clay masks are the fountain of youth (please note there’s a difference between hair goose poop clay and the good stuff)! Thanks so much!