Harbin Springs, California

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Harbin Springs
Harbin Springs is located in California
Harbin Springs
Harbin Springs
Location in California
Harbin Springs is located in the United States
Harbin Springs
Harbin Springs
Harbin Springs (the United States)
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
CountryUnited States
CountyLake County
Elevation1,555 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] It is 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.