The Hot Spring:
The mineral rich water at Buckeye Hot Spring has built a large mineral deposit on the northern bank of Buckeye Creek. 135 degree F water flows out of the top of the mineral deposit in little channels towards the creek forming a hot waterfall into the creek. The amount of hot water going to the waterfall can be controlled by blocking or unblocking the channel that goes to the waterfall. Two volunteer built sand and gravel pools are along the creek near and under the waterfall next to the mineral deposits overhanging cliff. The pool temperature can also be controlled by changing the amount of cold creek water allowed into the pools.
A second source is located close to the parking area near a pine tree. The water temperature is cooler at about 100 degrees F. Volunteers have dug out a small sand and gravel pool at the source that can hold about four people. Buckeye is relatively popular and you should expect to see people most days, but it is calm compared to Travertine Hot Springs. The dirt road is well maintained but closed during the winter because of snow. You can still visit the springs in the winter though if you travel over the snow and will most likely be all by yourself.