With its proximity to the Salton Sea in Niland, Southern California’s Glamis North Hot Springs Resort is an ideal off-road getaway for families. Hot springs for relaxation, cozy campfires in the evening, large RV parking, themed lodges, romantic lofts, and premium cabins are just some of the highlights.
Glamis North offers day passes for their hot springs, but many people opt to stay at least a night or two on the property. While the resort takes phone calls year-round, their season runs from October 15 – April 15. Campsites and cabins are unavailable during the summer months when temperatures can soar to 120 degrees.
Natural Hot Springs
Glamis Hot Springs has 16 different hot springs water structures to relax in, including two therapeutic hot spring pools and 14 individual hot tubs. The source’s temperature is 160 °F, but it cools down when piped to each soaking area.
Because of its flow-through system, the therapeutic pools and baths at Glamis North are completely chemical- and sulfur-free. Bathing suits are obligatory as clothing.
Restrooms and changing areas are available by the water.
Visitors to Glamis North Hot Springs may rent Polaris RZRs and go off-roading on the various tracks in the area. Although they are not physically located within the Glamis Dunes, the less crowded sections of the dunes can be reached in a short car ride.
Glamis North is less crowded, but there are still plenty of nooks and structures to discover on the trails. Although you won’t be completely alone, you won’t have to worry about a swarm of others trying to get the same thrill you are on these paths.
Sassy’s Cafe and Sassy’s Gift Shop are great places to buy a souvenir t-shirt, purchase drinks for your cooler, or grab a bite to eat during a visit.
Accommodations and Camping
Lodging at Glamis North Hot Springs includes penthouse cabins, deluxe cabins, individually themed cottages, and “six-packs” for groups of six people. All accommodations are furnished with everything guests need for a good night’s rest and comfort.
Families that need just a little extra room in their cabin or RV can also rent a covered wagon, set up with bedding, and delivered to campsites. Most cabins are pet-friendly but charge an extra fee per stay.
The RV campground boasts ample sites, with their most prominent being a whopping 120 feet by 55 feet. These offer plenty of space to stretch out and relax or set up outdoor seating areas to watch the sunrise or sunset.
In addition to their spaciousness, these are the only 50-amp full-service sites in the area that are permitted for use on off-road desert paths. There are also a couple of dry camping tent spots near the springs pools.
Additional camping and hot springs can be found very close by at Bashford’s Hot Mineral Spa.
Address: 10595 Hot Mineral Spa Rd., Niland, California, 92257