List of hot springs in the United States

Hot springs in the United States
USA geothermal springs

This is a dynamic list of hot springs in the United States. The Western states in particular are known for their thermal springs: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming; but there are interesting hot springs in other states throughout the country. Indigenous peoples' use of thermal springs can be traced back 10,000 years, per archaeological evidence of human use and settlement by Paleo-Indians. These geothermal resources provided warmth, healing mineral water, and cleansing.[1] Hot springs are considered sacred by several Indigenous cultures, and along with sweat lodges have been used for ceremonial purposes.[2] Since ancient times, humans have used hot springs, public baths and thermal medicine for therapeutic effects.[3] Bathing in hot, mineral water is an ancient ritual. The Latin phrase, sanitas per aquam, means "health through water", involving the treatment of disease and various ailments by balneotherapy in natural hot springs.[2]

Many hot springs are natural rock soaking pools that are only accessible on foot or horseback, while others are developed into resort spas.

Alaska

Kanuti Hot Springs Area of Critical Environmental Concern, Alaska

Arizona

Pumpkin Spring, Grand Canyon

Arkansas

Arkansas hot springs, steam from spring

California

Mammoth Hot Creek Pools
Geothermal areas in Lassen area
Aquamarine water pool at Bumpass Hell

Colorado

The Mother Spring, Pagosa Hot Springs, Colorado
Pagosa Hot Spring, Colorado

Florida

Georgia

  • Radium Hot Springs, Georgia
  • Warm Springs, Georgia

Hawaii

  • Ahalanui Hot Pond[7]
  • Kapoho Warm Springs Tide Pools, some are on private property.[7]
  • Pohoiki Warm Spring, one of several warm springs, part of the Isaac Hale Park warm springs system.[4]

Idaho

Hotspring near Garden Valley Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

West Baden Springs Indiana 1906

Massachusetts

  • Sand Spring[4] (75 °F / 24 °C)

Montana

Nevada

Hot spring in Gerlach, Nevada
Diana's Punchbowl, Nevada
View across the Elko Hot Hole
Fly geyser

New Mexico

Spence hot spring
McCauley Hot Springs, Jemez Springs, NM, USA

New York

Orenda Spring Tufa Deposits - Saratoga Springs, New York

North Carolina

Oregon

Alvord Hot Springs
Bath House on Mansfield property, Breitenbush Hot Springs (thermal mineral springs)

South Dakota

Texas

Utah

Fifth Water Hot Springs

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wyoming

Grand Prismatic Spring 2013, Yellowstone National Park
Black Sand Basin
Orange Spring Mound at Mammoth Hot Springs

See also

References

  1. ^ "A History of Geothermal Energy in America". U.S. Department of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Retrieved 30 October 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Bro, Lindsey (2022). Thermal: Healing with Heat - Saunas, Hot Springs & Baths. San Francisco: Chronicle Books. ISBN 978-1-7972-1857-1.
  3. ^ Melillo, L. (1995). "Thermalism in the ancient world". Med Secoli. 7: 461–483. PMID 11623481. Retrieved 15 June 2022.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v Berry, George W.; Grim, Paul J.; Ikelman, Joy A. (1980). Thermal Springs List for the United States. Boulder, Colorado: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
  5. ^ a b c d e Gersh-Young, Marjorie (2010). Hot Springs and Hot Pools of the Southwest. Santa Cruz, California: Aqua Thermal. ISBN 978-1-890880-09-5.
  6. ^ "White Sulphur Springs". NoeHill Travels in California: Napa County Points of Interest.
  7. ^ a b Rose, Karen. "Visit Hawaii Island's Hot Ponds". Hawaii.org. Retrieved 22 October 2021.
  8. ^ "Maple Grove Hot Springs - Southern Idaho". Hot Springs Locator. Retrieved 22 November 2022.
  9. ^ Chiasson, Andrew (January 2013). "The Economic, Environmental and Social Benefits of Geothermal Use in Montana" (PDF). GHC Bulletin. Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  10. ^ Lund, John W. "Historical Impacts of Geothermal Resources on the People of North America" (PDF). Geo-Heat Center Bulletin Vol 16, No. 4. Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  11. ^ "IN HOT WATER: FOR THE LOVE OF NEW MEXICO HOT SPRINGS AND MINERAL BATHS". santafe.com. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  12. ^ National Park Service. "Hot Springs/Geothermal Features". www.nps.gov. Retrieved 2021-02-11.
  13. ^ Majors, Harry M. (1975). Exploring Washington. Van Winkle Publishing Co. p. 90. ISBN 978-0-918664-00-6.
  14. ^ Ausley, Christina (October 20, 2020). "Going geothermal: 5 Seattle-area hot springs to soak in this fall". The Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
  15. ^ "Berkeley Springs State Park". Berkeleyspringssp.com. Retrieved 2017-04-25.

External links

  • "Thermal Springs in the U.S." NOAA. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  • "USA Hot Springs". acme.com.
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