Looking for some budget-friendly therapy? Franklin Hot Springs, located in the renowned wine country of Paso Robles, California, has become quite the popular scene over the past few decades. Falling center to Los Angeles and San Francisco, this privately owned destination is a refreshing stop for a California road trip.
With healing waters, heated pools, fishing, and more there is sure to be something for everyone in your group, or even better, for you to relax alone.
Hot Springs Pools
Travelers come from near and far to experience the rustic and neighborly vibe of the hot spring water. If you are in the area, you must experience this medicinal mineral water that erupts from the earth. A reasonable day use entry fee (discount for children) is all that is standing between you and the natural hot tub with water measuring at 37.8°C (100.1° F).
Guests can gather in the hot tub or enjoy a spacious swimming area that maintains a temperature of 36.3°C (97.1°F). Make sure to bring your suit.
Pitch a tent or bring the camper. For an additional fee, you can camp out under the stars after enjoying your therapeutic day treatment. Don’t worry, you won’t have to rough it too much, as there are grilling stations, bathrooms, and showers on site.
Fishing and Boating Ponds
No fishing license? No problem! It is not required for this privately owned spot. The Franklin ponds house bass, crappie, catfish, and more for hours of fun and tranquility.
Grab your pole and favorite lure and become one with nature as you fish alongside ducks, geese, and other wildlife that have made these ponds their home! Do not forget your camera, as bald eagles and large game are often spotted enjoying the ponds.
BYOB, bring your own boat! Franklin allows canoes, kayaks, and any non-motorized boat to enjoy and fish on their large ponds.
Address: 3015 Creston Rd, Paso Robles, California 93446