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Big Bend Hot Springs is located in the town of Big Bend, in northern California. The site has extraordinary geothermal springs and wells and is on the Pit River between two volcanoes, Mt. Shasta and Lassen Peak.

BBHS is in a big transition phase, so please stay tuned and thanks for your patience!

Important News:

Big Bend Hot Springs is currently CLOSED until further notice.  We are working hard on the process of completing a huge list of Shasta County-required permits, repairs, and code upgrades. Please send us your ideas.

Winter 2015 Update:

Things are going well at BBHSP, as we continue to rise above each challenge and continue to chip away at our goals (FMI, see: http://www.bigbendhotsprings.org/?page_id=57). We received our first building permit since 2010, and are currently working on constructing a straw bale and rammed earth community building for yoga classes and other meetings. We are preparing to install the new cold and hot spring water systems in 2015, which is our biggest challenge and largest job for reopening. Stay tuned…

Community Bldg Slide

Our BBHSP “Community Newsletter,” has many details about our latest work to re-open Big Bend (Lahlahpismah) Hot Springs, so you are invited to read each issue.  Paper copies of each new issue are distributed in Big Bend.  Digital PDF copies (you can read on screen, download, and/or or print your own) are available on this web site- click on “Newsletter” at the top of this page.  

IMG_5706Well-sifted rich compost makes happy gardeners…  Huxley is one of our Lead Gardeners.

Our Conditional Use Permit (granted by the Shasta County Planning Commission in 2012), allows us to obtain building permits, work on the required improvements, and re-open when the improvements are completed.  Priorities include: new parking area by front gate, new water system for fire-prevention and drinking, wheelchair access to restroom/shower building and campgrounds, bear-proof food and trash containers, geothermal pumping and cooling system, wheelchair friendly hot tubs,  etc.   We are still working on getting the engineering done for the new water system, parking lot, and all the roads and grading.   Meanwhile, we are also working with Shasta County Planning Division to amend our Use Permit to add some features to our evolving Master Plan, and to extend our work period to satisfy the huge list of conditions in the Use Permit.   Please send us your ideas and thoughts about this community project.

The Prayer Garden is Growing!

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