Welcome

Garden 2012Big Bend Hot Springs is located in Madesi Territory, in the town of Big Bend, in northern California, USA.  The site has extraordinary riparian forests & geothermal springs on the banks of Ahjumah (Pit River), between two Cascade Range 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.

Summer 2017 Update:

Things are going well at BBHSP, as work continues, and we somehow overcome each new challenge and continue to chip away at our goals (for more information about BBHSP Goals, please see: http://www.bigbendhotsprings.org/?page_id=57). We are nearing the Final Inspection, for the new multi-purpose community building, slated to be used for yoga classes and other meetings.  The beautiful and unique building is framed with home-milled lumber, and features straw bale walls with rammed-earth footings and Natural Hydraulic Lime plaster. We are also preparing to build a cob “Welcome Hut”, replace the small pedestrian bridge, and build complex new potable/cold and hot spring water systems. These final three projects are biggest challenges and largest jobs for reopening.  For more information, please click on “Progress”, in the menu bar, near the top of this page.   Stay tuned…

Community Bldg SlideTAH-DAH!

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 potable water, 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 future plans to work with Shasta County Planning Division to modify or 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!