Since we love hot springs, we decided to check out the town of Thermopolis in Wyoming. Thermopolis is where you can find Hot Springs State Park but there are other private hot springs all around town, too. The campground we stayed at was called Fountain of Youth and it has a hot spring pool on the property! The large pool is divided into sections with the hottest sections closest to the spring. This is the spring that feeds the pool at the campground:
According to the Fountain of Youth Campground’s website, a well was drilled in 1918 by C.F. Cross in search of oil. Instead of oil, hot mineral water was struck. The well flows at a rate of 1.3 million gallons of 128 degree water each 24 hours.
I was there EVERY morning!
This is the warmest section that is closest to the spring:
The water is so beautiful:
On the other side of the campground there is a fenced in area with a small pool. It is bubbling 24 hours a day and I imagine it is HOT HOT HOT water!