Saratoga Hobo Hot Springs

Saratoga, WY may be a small town in the middle of nowhere but they do have themselves a fine hot spring! While I mostly visit undeveloped springs, this is a nice setup… free and open to the public 24/7. Just behind the local swimming pool on the banks of the North Platte, they’ve built two pools with changing areas and bathrooms. The larger pool has a natural, rock bottom and a hot pot at the source although it was too hot for me which is really hot! Below, pools have been constructed in the river to catch the runoff and the temperature seemed just right for the many children playing there. I spent about an hour soaking and then continued down the road feeling entirely rejuvenated and relaxed in that way that I love so much, that way that keeps me searching for the next spring.

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