Hot springs in the United States
USA geothermal springs
Mammoth Hot Springs
Mammoth Hot Springs

This is a dynamic list of hot springs in the United States. The Western states in particular are known for their thermal springs: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming; but there are interesting hot springs in other states throughout the country. Indigenous peoples' use of thermal springs can be traced back 10,000 years, per archaeological evidence of human use and settlement by Paleo-Indians. These geothermal resources provided warmth, healing mineral water, and cleansing.[1] Since ancient times, humans have used hot springs, public baths and thermal medicine for theraputic effects.[2]

Many hot springs are natural rock soaking pools that are only accessible on foot or horseback, while others are developed into resort spas.

Alaska

Kanuti Hot Springs Area of Critical Environmental Concern, Alaska
Kanuti Hot Springs Area of Critical Environmental Concern, Alaska

Arizona

Pumpkin Spring, Grand Canyon
Pumpkin Spring, Grand Canyon

Arkansas

Arkansas hot springs, steam from spring
Arkansas hot springs, steam from spring

California

Mammoth Hot Creek Pools
Mammoth Hot Creek Pools
Geothermal areas in Lassen area
Geothermal areas in Lassen area
Aquamarine water pool at Bumpass Hell
Aquamarine water pool at Bumpass Hell

Colorado

The Mother Spring, Pagosa Hot Springs, Colorado
The Mother Spring, Pagosa Hot Springs, Colorado
Pagosa Hot Spring, Colorado
Pagosa Hot Spring, Colorado

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Hotspring near Garden Valley Idaho
Hotspring near Garden Valley Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

West Baden Springs Indiana 1906
West Baden Springs Indiana 1906

Massachusetts

Montana

Nevada

Hot spring in Gerlach, Nevada
Hot spring in Gerlach, Nevada
Diana's Punchbowl, Nevada
Diana's Punchbowl, Nevada
View across the Elko Hot Hole
View across the Elko Hot Hole
Fly geyser
Fly geyser

New Mexico

Spence hot spring
Spence hot spring
McCauley Hot Springs, Jemez Springs, NM, USA
McCauley Hot Springs, Jemez Springs, NM, USA

New York

Orenda Spring Tufa Deposits - Saratoga Springs, New York
Orenda Spring Tufa Deposits - Saratoga Springs, New York

North Carolina

Oregon

Alvord Hot Springs
Alvord Hot Springs
Bath House on Mansfield property, Breitenbush Hot Springs (thermal mineral springs)
Bath House on Mansfield property, Breitenbush Hot Springs (thermal mineral springs)

South Dakota

Texas

Utah

Fifth Water Hot Springs
Fifth Water Hot Springs

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wyoming

Grand Prismatic Spring 2013, Yellowstone National Park
Grand Prismatic Spring 2013, Yellowstone National Park
Black Sand Basin
Black Sand Basin
Orange Spring Mound at Mammoth Hot Springs
Orange Spring Mound at Mammoth Hot Springs

See also

References

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  2. ^ Melillo, L. (1995). "Thermalism in the ancient world". Med Secoli. 7: 461–483. PMID 11623481. Retrieved 15 June 2022.
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  6. ^ a b Rose, Karen. "Visit Hawaii Island's Hot Ponds". Hawaii.org. Retrieved 22 October 2021.
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  8. ^ Lund, John W. "Historical Impacts of Geothermal Resources on the People of North America" (PDF). Geo-Heat Center Bulletin Vol 16, No. 4. Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  9. ^ "IN HOT WATER: FOR THE LOVE OF NEW MEXICO HOT SPRINGS AND MINERAL BATHS". santafe.com. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  10. ^ National Park Service. "Hot Springs/Geothermal Features". www.nps.gov. Retrieved 2021-02-11.
  11. ^ Majors, Harry M. (1975). Exploring Washington. Van Winkle Publishing Co. p. 90. ISBN 978-0-918664-00-6.
  12. ^ Ausley, Christina (October 20, 2020). "Going geothermal: 5 Seattle-area hot springs to soak in this fall". The Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
  13. ^ "Berkeley Springs State Park". Berkeleyspringssp.com. Retrieved 2017-04-25.