Holtville Hot Springs


Holtville Hot Springs Long-Term Visitor Area (LTVA) is located east of Holtville, Ca, on the US and Mexican Border. The hot springs have two small artificial tubs with a nozzle shower that flows into a beautiful palm tree-lined hot spring lagoon.  Overnight camping is allowed in the BLM land directly across the hot springs, but a permit is required. 


Holtville Hot Springs is a perfect getaway for anyone van or RV nomad who wants to explore the desert and relax. The hot springs have two outdoor pools and a lagoon. 

The main pool is a large concrete tub and is deep enough for 10 people in total. It has algae on the sides, and the temperature is usually between 102- 106 degrees. The water cascades into a second, more shallower tub that is cooler. The water then flows into a lagoon surrounded by palm trees.   


The hot springs have BLM Long Term Visitor Area (LTVA) camping directly opposite the springs. There is a permit required to visit and stay at the hot springs.

The permit fee is from September 15-April 15 $180, $80 4-week stay, $40 2-week stay. From April 16-September 14, there is no fee. The campground is first-come, first-serve, and to get a permit, visit the campground host or visit recreation.gov or BLM El Centro Office. 

This a great destination for any van or RV nomads who are making their way along the I-8 freeway. 


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