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Seminole Hot Springs, California

Coordinates: 34°06′26″N 118°47′26″W / 34.10722°N 118.79056°W / 34.10722; -118.79056
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Seminole Hot Springs, California
Seminole Springs mobile-home park near Cornell
Seminole Springs mobile-home park near Cornell
Seminole Hot Springs, California is located in California
Seminole Hot Springs, California
Seminole Hot Springs, California
Coordinates: 34°06′26″N 118°47′26″W / 34.10722°N 118.79056°W / 34.10722; -118.79056
Country United States
State California
CountyLos Angeles
284 m (932 ft)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
Area code818
GNIS feature ID1661420[1]
Seminole Hot Springs, California
Los Angeles Evening Express, 1924: Wheeler's Hot Springs, the plunge at Seminole Hot Springs, Matilija Hot Springs, Soboba Hot Springs
Discharge65 liters/minute[2]
Temperature116 °F (47 °C)
Depth2,600 feet (790 m)

Seminole Hot Springs is an unincorporated community in Los Angeles County, California, United States. Seminole Hot Springs is located in the Santa Monica Mountains near Cornell, 3.6 miles (5.8 km) south-southeast of Agoura Hills at an elevation of 932 feet (284 m).



The settlement began as a resort built around a hot spring. The springs were first identified in 1911, and the spa closed in 1959.[3] As was the case with Radium Sulphur Springs and Bimini Hot Springs elsewhere in Los Angeles County,[4] the waters of Seminole Hot Springs were "discovered" and then commercialized after oil drillers hit water instead of petroleum.[5] Major fires passed through the area in the 1930s and 1940s.[6] The 1941 American Guide to Los Angeles described Seminole Hot Springs as "a year-round health and pleasure resort resort, with springs, cottages, bathhouse, open-air mineral water plunge, and cafe buried in a copse of sycamores below the level of the road."[7]

Now essentially a suburb of the Agoura–Calabasas era, there is a mobile home community at the location. The Woolsey Fire of 2018 destroyed 100 of the 215 mobile homes at Seminole Hot Springs.[5]

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  1. ^ "Seminole Hot Springs". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
  2. ^ Higgins, Chris T.; Therberge, Albert E. Jr.; Ikelman, Joy A. (1980). Geothermal Resources of California (PDF) (Map). NOAA National Geophysical Center. Sacramento: California Department of Mines and Geology.
  3. ^ Morrison, Patt (2021-12-28). "From sacred to profane: A brief history of Southern California's hot springs". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2023-11-01.
  4. ^ Waring, Gerald Ashley (January 1915). Springs of California. Water-Supply Paper no. 338–339 (Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey Water-Supply Papers). Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office. pp. 71–72. hdl:2027/uc1.b3015436. Retrieved 2023-11-01 – via HathiTrust.
  5. ^ a b Megli-Thuna, Dawn (2018-12-13). "Seminole Springs, a former mountain retreat". The Acorn - Serving Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Oak Park & Westlake Village. Retrieved 2023-11-10.
  6. ^ Greene, Linda W. (1980). A Historical Survey of the Santa Monica Mountains: Preliminary Historic Resource Study, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Historic Preservation Branch, Pacific Northwest/Western Team, Denver Service Center, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. p. 41.
  7. ^ "Los Angeles; a guide to the city and its environs". HathiTrust. pp. 383–384. hdl:2027/mdp.39015029508374. Retrieved 2023-11-11.