PS - Tecopa Hot Springs 28 December 2019

  • Sat, December 28, 2019
  • 12:00 PM
  • Thu, January 02, 2020
  • 12:00 PM
  • Tecopa, CA


  • Includes admission to hot springs and 5 nights camping
  • Use this if you reserved a cabin, motel, or other accommodation.

Registration is closed

Discover the wonders of the desert at the southern end of Death Valley!  

TECOPA HOT SPRINGS, natural hot springs located in a relaxed desert environment. These are gender-segregated, no-clothing-mandatory, indoor hot pools for soaking that are open 24 hours. Tecopa Hot Springs Resort is a desert oasis that offers a variety of activities and amenities. Restaurants, live music, entertainment, hiking, off road adventures and many nearby attractions and interaction with some of the nicest people in the Mojave Desert. It's a large campground with 30 AMP RV hookup sites. Tents share sites with electricity, includes restrooms, showers and unlimited entry into the hot springs. Tent sites are located on level gravel area among the RV's. We have the community center reserved for evening activities.  

Schedule Of Events

Sat Dec 28

  • 12:00 pm Check in, set up camp
  • 12:00 pm Pool time all afternoon
  • 5:00 pm Meet and greet tea, BYOB and appetizer to share 
  • 6:00 pm Dinner on your own or group at restaurant
  • 7:30 pm Group campfire and/or pool time

Sun Dec 29

  • 9:00 am Hike* or road trip adventure*
  • 6:00 pm Dinner on your own or group at restaurant
  • 7:00 pm Group campfire and/or pool time

Mon Dec 30

  • 8:30 am Guided Naturalist tour Point of Rocks Ash Meadows NWR*
  • 5:00 pm Tecopa Community Center Speaker Program: Tanya Henderson, Executive Director, Amargosa Conservancy-Endangered Species, Ash Meadows, Devils Hole, Local issues. 
  • 6:15 Charcoal fire will be ready for grilling
  • 6:30 Dinner - Bring something to grill for yourself on the charcoal grill and a side dish to share.  
  • Tue Dec 31 NEW YEARS EVE
  • 9:00 am Exploration adventure*
  • 5:00 pm  Community Building
  • 5:00 pm  Women in the Sand  film screening 
  • 6:15 Charcoal fire will be ready for grilling
  • 6:30 pm Dinner.  Bring something to grill for yourself on the charcoal grill and a side dish to share.

Wed Jan 1, 2020  HAPPY NEW YEAR!

9:30 am Check white board for activity planned

Thur Jan 2

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* Check white board for hike/outings updates 

Registration Notes:

Registration includes admission to hot pools. 

Registration is available to  Great Outdoors members only. You may join and purchase a membership - Click Here For Membership - which will allow you to register.

Amenities:  Free Wi-Fi at the local community center library. No cell service. Bring drinking water (local water is not potable). RV dump station. Nearby restaurants. Market at Shoshone (8 miles). Pahrump,NV is 36 miles.

Motel accommodations:

What to Bring:WATERthe local water is not for drinkingTen Essentials, camp chair, name tag, electric heater/blanket for your tent,cash, camping/cooking gear, food, warm/cool weather clothing, potluck item, heavy duty tent stakes in case of wind, extension cord, electric blanket or heater, firewood/and or propane fire-pit and extra propane tank.

Bring something to grill on the charcoal grill 

You may also consider bringing or renting a 4x4 off road vehicle. We will explore nearby trails with 4x4 vehicles. Drivers may have passenger space available.

DirectionsCampground Location map

Located about 50 miles north of Baker CA via Hwy 127.

ClimateHist. Avg.:  60° /35° Be prepared for cold nights. Tents can plug in electric heaters/blankets.30 AMP adapter for 120 outlet may be needed. See your RV neighbor for adapters.   Check weather forecast and plan accordingly.

Possible Adventures:

  • New hike into  obscure volcanic canyon near Dante's View Death Valley
  • Amargosa River Canyon Hike  The Amargosa River
  • Shoshone Museum and historic walking tour
  • Dublin Gulch caves and Cemetery
  • Old Miner's Caves at Dublin Gulch in Shoshone.
  • Shoshone Wetlands Hiking Trail
  • Hike Tecopa hills loop or Tecopa Peak
  • Hikes in southern end of Death Valley
  • Saratoga Springs death Valley
  • China Date Ranch
  • China Ranch Water Fall and Slot Canyon
  • Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
  • Dumont Dunes
  • Salt Creek Hills nature trail
  • Saratoga Springs and Ibex Dunes
  • Death Valley hikes- Jubilee Pass
  • 4x4 Backcounty roads to old mine sites and points of interest.
  • Movie screening: The Women in the Sand: Two feisty elders of the Timbisha Tribe fight the US Government and their own tribal council for justice as they struggle to save their ancient culture in the hottest place on earth, Death Valley, CA.

Refunds:  Cancellation for a refund due by 12/23/2019. eMail Scott if you wish cancel.

Contact: Scott Connelly Click Here 

Photos from previous trips: Click Here  and Here album 2

Pets: Are welcomed on a leash.


Health Problems/allergies:It is the responsibility of participants to carry on their person a record of significant allergies, medications and medical history in the event of a medical emergency.  Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader if you wish.

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