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Hot springs in van area?
Posted February 19th, 2013 - 8:20 am by from Vernon, Canada (Permalink)
Hey guys, I've been trying to google search and find some interesting off the beaten track hot springs that could be fun going to/camping etc, that aren't so well known, but beautiful and worth going to. Anyone here capable of recommending any? Also if they are secret, and can't find any other way, would love directions

Posted February 20th, 2013 - 8:28 am by from Vernon, Canada (Permalink)
anyone? :)

Posted February 23rd, 2013 - 8:48 pm by from Vancouver, Canada (Permalink)
Meagre creek hotsprings just north of pemberton are pretty amazing but a landslide wiped out the access road a few years ago and apparently it's pretty tough to get in. But that just means that no one else will be camped there if you're willing to go through a bit of a hectic trek to get in.

Here's a little description: http://www.clubtread.com/sforum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=55348

Posted February 25th, 2013 - 10:32 pm from Victoria, Canada
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Posted February 27th, 2013 - 10:38 pm by from Vancouver, Canada (Permalink)
I'm copying a friend's post a few months ago to give you some ideas: (most of these require some decent amount of trekking or driving, and you need to know where to find them. And probably not easily winter accessible...)

Pebble Creek

Pros:
two sets of small pools, one in the forest with campsites, one next to the river for rapid cooling
2wd accessible
steep, but really short trail
Cons
fits about 10 people in the river pools and 10 people in forest ones ( 2 each)
locals may be present

Skookumchuk
Pros:
all pools localized to one area
fits ~25-30 people
in the middle of a car accessible campground
probably 2wd (although I encountered some serious mud last time I went)
Cons:
$15 per person per night
pools actually old septic tanks and jacuzzi's
locals most certainly present

Sloquet
Pros:
beautiful natural pools close to a river
short walk from Recreation Site (free campground)
reasonably fits ~20 people, but more depending on level of submersion and water temperature tolerance
Cons:
furthest of all the drives (7-8 hours, likely out of weekend reach)
Monster truck only going up Harrison West, potentially 4wd going around Lilloet lake

Clear Creek
Pros:
they're warm?
Cons:
12km of 4wd road
pools actually old jacuzzi's
full on redneck territory (ie lots of garbage and hicks)
fit 16 people tops

Meager
Pros:
several natural pools fitting up to 40 people (or so I am told)
secluded from the rest of the world
potential to work a bit on new Harrison Hut trail (trampling down dirt is also work)
mostly 2wd
Cons:
requires a long hike in (small elevation change, <10km, 4-5 hours), may be faster and easier after this weekend's workhike
can only bring as much beer and musical instruments as you can carry for the above con.

Pitt River
is another option, but requires more logistic planning (i.e. paddling across Pitt Lake, carrying bikes, etc.)