Delonegha Hot Springs
Address: Along Highway 178 Kern River, California
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General Description: Delonegha is a primitive secluded privately owned Hot Springs along the dangerous Kern River in California. The public does have access via along the river. There are 7 tub sized pools made out of cement ranging from 120 to 100 degrees. Clothing is optional.
Location: From Bakersfield it is about 30 minutes up the canyon toward the town of Bodfish, California.
Directions: From Bakersfield, California takeCA-178 E/Kern Canyon Rd Continue to follow CA-178 E Destination will be on the right 28 min (21.2 mi)
Accessibility: Delonegha Hot Springs is accessible by car and foot. The difficult part is you can not park on the highway. There are no parking signs. You can park at a river take out at the bridge and walk along the road to the hot springs.
Hot Springs: Delonegha Hot Springs has two soaking areas. Both are along the river. You need to swim along the river bank because there is a lot of building debris and a fence. On one side there is three cemented and tiled hot springs that are about 102 degrees depending on the season. On the other side of the rock there is another set of hot springs that are hotter. The source is 123 degrees and cascades into 3 other tiled and cemented tubs. There is a picnic tables, a tent area and cooking station adjacent to the hot springs.
Hot Spring Tips: Delonegha hot springs is private property along the road. If you go from up river down on the shore line you can legally go to the hot springs. The river is public domain along with 50 feet from the high water mark of the river. Do not let the owner tell you that you can not. Just do not go over his land and stay within 50 feet of the river when hiking the river. This is a very nice secluded hot spring. Park at the bridge before you get to the hot springs.
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