The Hot Spring:
Barney Warm Springs is a nice dip during a hot day in a desert valley with a fantastic view of mountains. Warm water that is about 83 degrees F bubbles up from the sand and gravel bottom all over the pond. A square log frame is in the middle of the pond where it is the deepest at about 4 feet deep. One story is that this was an old corral before the spring got dammed to create the pond. Another story is that it is all that is left of an old bath house that used to be over the pond. Some say they can remember swimming under the old house as kids in the 1940's. The pond is also home to many tropical fish that were put in the pond many years ago. We met an older man who said he could remember the tropical fish in the 1970's when he used to come out to the area to fish. The pond gets its name from one large purple fish called Barney that some locals believe is a monster that likes to eat small swimmers.