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Lost in the Desert for 4 Hours

I want to preface my review with, I did HOURS of research to prepare for this excursion and none of... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Danielle S
Louisville, Kentucky
Pretty interesting place.

I'm not gonna lie, but the gravel road is pretty rough, even for my truck.......but worth it if you... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Greg L
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

I lost my camera at Bowan Ranch yesterday 7/16. It is my life and has all of my photos from some major life events on it and I have to get it back. There is no number to reach the people that live on Bowen...More

17  Thank SierraAlana
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Reviewed 18 June 2015

We drove 3 hours from Big Bear Lake to see this place, after getting lost many times we found the road. It is over 7 miles of back woods dessert roads to get the the ranch. We got there and were looking for a place...More

11  Thank Steven T
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

I want to preface my review with, I did HOURS of research to prepare for this excursion and none of that helped. I normally take pride in my ability to navigate unfamiliar territory. I could not find Bowen Ranch to save my life. The directions...More

1  Thank Danielle S
Reviewed 24 July 2018

I went there 2 times already and it is one of the best camping spots in California. There is a river, a lake and a natural Jacuzzi.

1  Thank California Drea... H
Reviewed 9 July 2018

The trail up to the hot springs is narrow & runs along the side of the mountain. Be aware of your surroundings & take plenty of water. Personally, I would not swim in or drink the water since it has known to be contaminated. Make...More

7  Thank snooks22018
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

I've been going to the hot springs since I was a kid I grew up in the area As many people as said you can always park at Bowen Ranch. However if you have a vehicle with a little Clearence and you're comfortable going off...More

4  Thank Tony W
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Beautiful hot springs all different temperatures very clear water. Lots of nudists and drug use within the area, we minded our own business and had a great time. Everyone was very friendly and locals very comfortable being fully nude. Fun and unique experience! Will go...More

2  Thank Aura C
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

I'm not gonna lie, but the gravel road is pretty rough, even for my truck.......but worth it if you enjoy geothermal hot springs or just curious like I was. The springs are in ,and next to Hot Creek, funny huh? Anyhow the main "Hotspot" is...More

9  Thank Greg L
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

This place on our list of to do... glad it's done and off my bucket list. About 5 mile round trip hike. Going down very steep and at some points dangerous trail. Oh and we parked at Bowen ranch. At 60 years I was fearful...More

16  Thank Traveltilyoudrop_110
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My fiancé and I went there with a little trepidation after reading the reviews. The drive in along the dirt road was bumpy. We only had a Sudan but we made by going slow. The guy at the ranch was a fellow brit. Had a...More

3  Thank ringtail2015
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Deep Creek is not for everyone. It's not for me. I find that that trash left behind and naked strangers walking by and sharing the same water is a bit disconcerting. Must be my age. I wish I was more "liberal" or relaxed about it...More

7  Thank wildman66
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Went to this place with some couple of friends and it was superb. The fun was great. My friends wanted us to go there some other time.

1  Thank Heaven M
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Susan G
6 December 2017|
Response from LizandC | Reviewed this property |
Open unless the forestry service closes it due to any on going issues such as fire.
18 November 2017|
Response from DavidLou |
Probably so, but I would actually not recommend it for a weekday on the off chance that there may be only one other person there when you visited. On a weekend there would likely be many more people - and a mixed crowd - so... More
Kevin S
8 October 2017|
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Response from Traveltilyoudrop_110 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, people stayed overnight. Personally, I would NOT unless you have the ability to defend yourself against potential personal threats.