Surprise Valley Hot Springs California

• Surprise Valley Hot Springs is a pristine location in the Tricorner Region
• Offers secluded soaking experience

Surprise Valley Hot Springs California

Surprise Valley Hot Springs California

Surprise Valley Hot Springs

Surprise Valley Hot Springs California

Gerhard Weiss
G. Weiss

Surprise Valley Hot Springs is a pristine location for secluded mineral water bathing experience as well as multiple outdoor activities in the Northern Sierras.

Surprise Valley is sited in the north-east corner of Nevada, bordering Oregon and California. Because of the location at the edge of three states this area is called the Tricorner Region.

Surprise Valley Hot Springs offers suites, deluxe and standard rooms. Each standard and the deluxe room has its own outdoor tub with hot mineral water flowing directly into it. Most suite accommodations have indoor jacuzzi tubs with hot springs water and every room has a full kitchen. The resort is for adults only, no minors are allowed. In addition, there is no internet access at the resort. The resort is for overnight guests only and rooms have to be reserved in advance.

In addition to mineral-rich water soaking, guests of the Surprise Valley Hot Spring Resort has plenty of other recreational opportunities.

The Massacre Rim Dark Sky Sanctuary is a location’s most unique attraction. This is one of ten such sanctuaries in a world for Dark Sky viewing and it is located just 30 miles to the east of the resort.

A pioneer town of Cedarville, numerous historical sites are within a short ride from the Surprise Valley Hot Springs. Golf course and The Cedar Pass Ski Area are close by as well. The location features numerous hiking and biking trails as well as a variety of fishing spots. Bird watching and nature viewing is another option for guests of the resort.


Surprise Valley Hot Springs | General Description

Open: Year-round
Managed: Private Property
Location: Surprise Valley - Northeastern California

Development: Resort
Accommodations: Suites, standard and deluxe rooms
Clothing: Optional

Distance from parking: Short
Road Access: Any vehicle
Day-use fees: For resort overnight guests only
Restrictions: Adults only

Elevation: 4,650 ft (1,417 m)

Surprise Valley Hot Springs is located:

  • 5 miles east of Cedarville, CA
  • 182 miles southeast of Ashland. OR
  • 244 miles southeast of Bend, OR
  • 310 miles southeast of Eugene.

Water T° (source): 200°F (93°C)
Water T° (tubs): 100°F (38°C) to 105°F(41°C)
Chemical used: None

Sodium (Na) - 256 Mg/L
Silica (SiO2) - 102 Mg/L
Calcium (Ca) - 16 Mg/L
Potassium (K) - 6 Mg/L
Lithium (Ca) - 0.95 Mg/L
Magnesium - 0.5 Mg/L
Iron (Fe) - 0.03 Mg/L


From Cedarville in California,

  • Travel 5.2 miles east on CA-299 to the destination on the right.

Address: 67254 Highway 299 East, California 96104
Phone: (530) 279-2040

GPS (DDM/DD): N 41°31.984' W 120°4.717' | 41.5331, -120.0786

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