Harbin Springs, California

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Harbin Springs
Unincorporated community
Harbin Springs is located in California
Harbin Springs
Harbin Springs
Harbin Springs is located in the US
Harbin Springs
Harbin Springs
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°47′16″N 122°39′20″W / 38.78778°N 122.65556°W / 38.78778; -122.65556Coordinates: 38°47′16″N 122°39′20″W / 38.78778°N 122.65556°W / 38.78778; -122.65556
Country United States
State California
County Lake County
Elevation[1] 1,555 ft (474 m)

Harbin Springs (formerly, Harbin Hot Springs[1] and Harbin's Springs[2]) is an unincorporated community in Lake County, California.[1] It is located 3.5 miles (5.6 km) east-southeast of Whispering Pines,[2] at an elevation of 1555 feet (474 m).[1] Harbin Springs is probably best known as the site of the Harbin Hot Springs.

James M. Harbin came to California in 1846 and co-discovered the springs in 1852.[2] Harbin bought out his partner in 1860 and built a home and later a resort that by 1909 had accommodations for 200 guests.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Harbin Springs, California
  2. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 72-73. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.