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Tecopa Hot Springs Camping

  • Thu, January 24, 2019
  • 10:00 AM
  • Mon, January 28, 2019
  • 4:00 PM
  • Tecopa Hot Springs
  • 15


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Tents and RV's share electric sites. Includes entry to hot springs and 4 nights camping.
  • Use this option if you booked a cabin/motel/or other accommodation.

If not currently a GO member, you need to purchase a membership for $25. Each person going must complete a separate registration.
Registration is closed

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

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. 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

Wed Jan 23 

-Optional early arrival ($10 extra)

Thurs Jan 24

  • 10:00 am 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

Friday Jan 25

  • 9:30 am Hike* or road trip adventure*
  • 5:30 pm Potluck.  Dish for 4 to 6 persons*
  • 7:00 pm Group campfire and/or pool time

Saturday Jan 26

  • 9:30 am Hike or road trip adventure* 
  • 3:00 pm Film screening documentary **Shoshone
  • 5:30 pm Speaker and Dining adventure : Amargosa Conservancy - Tanya Henderson at Community Center
  • 6:00 Social and appetizers
  • 6:30 Dinner-Bring something to grill on the charcoal grill. Soups, salad,bread,desserts provided. 
  • 8:00 pm Group campfire 

Sunday Jan 27

  • 9:30 am Exploration adventure*
  • 5:30 pm Tea time and gather for dinner plans
Monday Jan 28
    12 Noon  Check out

* Check white board for hike/outings updates 

Registration Notes:

Registration includes admission to hot pools. You will have option to add early arrival on Wednesday for $10 extra.

You must be a member of GOPS or another GO Chapter before you can register for this event. Other GO Chapter members should contact our GOPS Webmaster (click here to email) in order to be added as a member of our Chapter.

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.

Motel accommodations:

What to Bring: WATER, the local water is not for drinkingTen Essentials, camp chair, 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 Saturday night.

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.
  • 3pm Sat. Jan 26 at the Flower Building in Shoshone:

    **The Death Valley Premiere of The Women In The Sand, a documentary film about the lives and work of the Timbisha Shoshone elders who fought to gain federal recognition for the tribe, for the repatriation of their homeland, and for the continued survival of their traditional ways.Members of the tribe and the producers/creators of the film will hold a Q&A session after the screening and refreshments will be served. The event is sponsored by the Shoshone Museum and the Tecopa Shoshone Writer's Group. The film is 73 minutes long, plus time for the Q&A afterward. The event is free, as always, and attendees are encouraged to donate to the Tupipa Project.

    Here's a trailer for the film:

    The Flower Building is the big, square building a couple of buildings over from the museum on the same side of the street. It's called the Flower Building because of all the colorful flowers painted on the side!

Refunds:  Cancellation for a refund due by 01/17/2019. 

Contact: Scott Connelly Click Here 

Photos from previous trips: Click Here 

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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