Alkali Lake Hot Spring

General Description: Another hot spring near the Hot Spring Geothermal Area with a nice source, but a plugged pipe and therefore dry pool
General Location: Near the Hot Creek Geothermal Area in the Mammoth area
Pool Type: Dug out concrete lined pool
Pool Temps: Extremely Hot (106° - 110° F)
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Accessibility: Year round, next to a paved road
Restrictions: No camping allowed
Elevation: 7100 feet.
Distance from road: 0.00 mile.
Map Reference: Benton Range CA-NV USGS 1:100,000 scale quadrangle, or Whitmore Hot Springs CA USGS 7.5 minute quadrangle

The Hot Spring:

  Alkali Lake Hot Spring is another hot spring in the Hot Creek Geothermal Area named by the adjacent dry lake.  The spring is visible from a paved and maintained road so even in snow it is accessible but also out in the open for the passing trucks.  There is a single source of about 120 degree F water that is captured by as galvanized metal culvert stuck in the ground around the source.  From the metal culvert a pvc pipe brings the water to a shallow 5 foot diameter pool dug into the ground and lined with concrete slabs.  In spring 2007 the pvc pipe was plugged and the pool was dry, therefore not a soakable spot but with potential.  According to other resources there was a bath tub next to the pool and when the piping worked both soaks were very hot. 

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