Meadow Hot Springs are awesome. They are on private property, but the owners are gracious enough to allow public access. Each hot spring is a different temperate, allowing for year-round fun. The hot springs are quite deep, and some people have been known to bring their scuba equipment.
Most Recent: February 17, 2017
First Trip: December 23, 2008
Meadow Hot Springs are some of the sweetest hot springs around. They are located west of Meadow, Utah which is a few miles south of Fillmore, Utah. There are three hot springs total, and all of them are in the middle of a cow pasture.
Hot Spring #1 is the warmest at around 100 degrees. It is also the most popular. I'm not sure how deep it is, but I've heard it's around 30 feet deep. Some people go scuba diving in this hot spring.
Hot Spring #2 is the next warmest spring. I'm not great at estimating temperature, but I think it was around 90 degrees. It is shaped like a large eight. Half is very shallow with gravel on the bottom. The other half is about 10 or 12 feet deep.
Hot Spring #3 is quite cold. It's around 70 degrees and has plants growing in it. Hot Spring #3 is the largest spring in the area and has a wooden dock on one side. You can run and jump off the dock into the pool. When we were there, we discovered a mostly-decomposed cow skeleton in the pond, and promptly cleared the area.
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|HS2||-112.505236034442||38.86210185348781||Hot Spring #2|
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I took my 11-year-old Scouts to the Meadow Hot Springs on Saturday, July 20, 2013.
For our January camp out, we took the Scouts to Meadow Hot Springs. We wanted to go to the Tabernacle Hill Lava Tubes too, but there was too much snow to get out there.
We camped at the parking area down the road from the hot springs.
I don't have any pictures of the hot springs this trip because it was dark when we went, and it was snowing, so I didn't want to ruin my camera.
While we were there, there were several other groups swimming too. All in all, there were around 30 people. Several of the guys in another group were free diving to the bottom. They had a ton of glow sticks and ended up leaving a pretty big mess.
It was really nice swimming in the warm water, but when it was time to get out, everyone froze. Several of the boys had thrown their clothes on the wet ground, so their clothes were all cold and icy. I ended up loaning out most of my dry clothes and jackets and walked back to camp in a towel and long-sleeve shirt. Brr.
It was a fun, quick winter camp.