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Mystic hot springs is a historic site that was purchased by the current land owner back in 1996. He turned the land into the hot spring resort that it is today. The resort is unique in a laid-back and relaxing way. The campground has basic amenities including showers, bathrooms and full hook-ups if desired. If you’re looking for friendly people, basic camping and the opportunity to soak in hot mineral water this is the place for you. If you’re looking for high-class camping and a fancy up-scale resort you might be disappointed.


Enjoying the waterfall as it enters the main pool.



Pure tranquility.

The resort offers two large swimming pools and eight bathtubs. The resort owner said that the temps of the water range from 98 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit. I felt like some of the pools were a bit cooler than the 98 degrees Fahrenheit. My two-year-old enjoyed many of the pools and felt comfortable with the temperatures.


Daddy stretching in the desert and Ellie making her way up to the further pools.


Three tubs in a row!


Daddy daughter time as the sun sets.


Swimming with mama.

We camped here at the resort in late August and at times it felt as if we had the whole place to ourselves. There were a few other campers but they would come and go in the pools at various times throughout the day. I never felt as if it was over-crowded.


Ellie – climbing into one of the tubs.


A tub imbedded into the rock.



Overall, I would rate this place as 5 out of 5 stars. Mainly for the friendly people we met, the relaxing atmosphere and the fact that we often had the pools all to ourselves. I’m sure they have a busy season but this time of year was perfect. It was the perfect place to find some quiet tranquility in the desert. I highly recommend waking up in the early hours of the morning and soaking in the tubs as the sun rises. There’s a beautiful view of the mountains as you sit in the tubs and look out over the valley.


Ellie wandering between pools.


Enjoying the evening.


Watching paragliders in the sky.


Bridges are around to make crossing the sizzling hot streams easier.


They love their funky buses here at the resort.