Hot Spring North LTVA

BLM

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Evan Hewes Hwy.
Holtville, CA 92250
760-337-4400
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GPS: 32.7675, -115.2694

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: dirt

A recreation permit is required for camping from September 15th - April 15th at Hot Spring North Long Term Visitor Area (LTVA). A long term LTVA permit is $180 for the entire season. A short visit LTVA permit is $40 for 14 consecutive days from date of purchase. Camping is allowed during the off-season between April 16th - September 14th at no cost, but the standard 14-day limit for dispersed camping on BLM land applies.

2 people have reviewed this location.

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Freecampers
NS, Canada
25 Cargo trailer conversion
2007 Chev Silverado 2500
17 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 10

Freecampers would stay here again

“Quite a nice stop in this non-BLM area”

Reviewed Nov 20, 2018

Overall Rating

While this is officially a LTVA location, over the road from the BLM campsite, around the back, along the canal, there is a large, open area where it is quite legitimate for campers to stay, apparently for the whole season if you want.

We never saw any rangers policing the area, and in fact, word is that the campground hosts just don't care to go into that area on a regular basis to check for permits.

As expected, there are no facilities in this area, so you need to have a fully equipped rig if you plan a long stay.
The hot springs are free to use for everyone, ncluding knowledgeable truck drivers who like to take a break in the relaxing hot waters. Also, the towns of Holtville, Brawley and El Centro are close by, so this could be a very convenient long term stay if you are able to get yourself to a dump when needed. The LTVA dump facility requires you to have a permit.Salton City has a free dump at the Arco Gas Station.
If we are in the area again, we will probably stay for a while.

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T-Mobile 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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chasw98
Green Cove Springs, FL
35 Keystone Montana 2955RL
2012 Ford F450 Superduty
7 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: NA
“Interesting Hot Springs”

Reviewed Mar 18, 2018

Overall Rating

First off, let me explain that Hot Spring North LTVA is across the street from Hot Spring South LTVA. Meaning that you enjoy the hot spring here and camp there. The spring is interesting. Unspoken rules are that you stand under the shower on the concrete pad before getting in one of the 2 pools. The shower is constant and adjustable up or down with a large bar you move back and forth. Then you have the hot pool which is hot by hot tub standards by a few degrees. It is also deep. I am 6'2" and could stand in it with my head out of the water. My wife 5'2" had to hang onto the edge or go under. There are no seats, just a ladder to get in and out.

The second pool is closer to a warm bathtub. It is not very deep and fed by both the hot pool and fresh water. The ratio of hot to cold is determined by the size of the PVC pipes attached to the pool. No adjustment necessary. The big pool could handle 5 to 8 people and the little one could handle 4 to 6 in my estimation.

The parking lot is decent, there is a paved handicapped parking spot right in front of the male and female vault bathrooms. The runoff from the pools goes through a little trench and into a small pond which has numerous fish in it. I am assuming the pond drains into one of the irrigation canals in the area. Believe it or not members of the community come and clean the springs once a week. The springs are open from 6:00 AM until 12:00 PM every day.

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Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
5bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
3bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
Pets:
  • pets

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