Miracle Hot Springs, California

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Miracle Hot Springs
Unincorporated community
Miracle Hot Springs is located in California
Miracle Hot Springs
Miracle Hot Springs
Location in California
Coordinates: 35°34′33″N 118°32′04″W / 35.57583°N 118.53444°W / 35.57583; -118.53444Coordinates: 35°34′33″N 118°32′04″W / 35.57583°N 118.53444°W / 35.57583; -118.53444
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
Elevation[1] 2,382 ft (726 m)

Miracle Hot Springs (formerly, Hobo Hot Springs, Clear Creek Hot Springs, Air Compressor Springs, and Compressor Hot Springs)[2] is an unincorporated community in the Kern River Valley, in Kern County, California.[1] It is located on the Kern River 14 miles (23 km) southeast of Glennville,[2] at an elevation of 2382 feet (726 m).[1]

The Hobo Hot Springs post office opened in 1932, and changed its name to Miracle Hot Springs in 1947.[2] The name Hobo was based on the rancher's name for the workmen who lived there, who were accused of stealing sheep and cattle.

My name is Loren and I grew up in Bell Gardens, 12 miles southeast of Los Angeles. My Grandma had a Surplus Canvas Camp Tent with a wooden floor and an outdoor Concrete Stove that she cooked the best breakfast in the world on. That kitchen are was covered by a Military Surplus Camoflaug Parachute to shade the area. The Bath House had Mineral Water piped to the fixtures and it smelled like rotten eggs. In the late 50's my two brothers and I spent a good part of Summer School Vacation on the Kern River just a couple hundred feet from her camp. There was dancing under the moon light on Friday and Saturday nights. We loved it there because the air was so clean and the river was cold but we enjoyed swimming in it. My cousins and neighbors came to the camp sometimes when we were there. Lots of fond memories. When the weather began to cool, Grandma came back to Bell Gardens. [2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Miracle Hot 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. 1073. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.