Meadow Hot Spring
Located just 4 miles south of Fillmore, Utah is the quiet little town of Meadow. Since most of us have traveled south on I-15 and stopped to fill up at least once in Fillmore, it was amazing to find this natural treasure unoccupied. Meadow Hot Spring is located just west of the town of Meadow, in an open field.
The spring is located on private property, but the landowner has continued to make it accessible to the public. The property has been improved with fences and a nicely graded walking path that connects three different pools. The property owners have posted several signs at the main gate so please respect their wishes and obey the posted rules, this will ensure that this beautiful natural resource will remain open to the public.
The first pool is crystal clear with a temperature of about 100 degrees. This pool is also very deep with limited edges to sit and soak. An adult can stand about chest deep around most of the perimeter, and someone has strung a rope with a large PVC pipe on it across the center which provides a cozy spot to sit. This pool remains crystal clear due to the fact that the water runs off at a fairly quick rate, and down a small stream. The stream also shows signs of improvement with a pea gravel base and large solid rocks running the edge to create a shallow wading stream for the kids to play in safety.
From the parking area you will see two gravel trails, one heading south and the other heading west. The trail that heads directly south takes you to the pool described above. The trail heading west takes you to two other pools. These two pools are not as warm as the first one, so they may be more to your liking on a hot summer afternoon, then in the dead of winter. On the western trail the first pool you will come across is clear like the main pool, however not as deep. This pool has a wooden dock constructed along one edge that hangs over the deep end of the pool. It appears that this dock was intended to be used for jumping into the pool, however, be cautious the pool does not appear very deep. To get to the third pool continue to head south on the western trail. On our visit this pool was very murky with film on top, however you could tell that it was very deep with no edges for sitting.
If you're interested in a nice soaking I recommend the first pool. The water temperature was bath tub warm, crystal clear, and the area was clean, well that was after I filled a small garbage bag full of beer cans. This brings me to my next point, please clean up after yourselves and others who trash this area. Remember, the land owner is keeping this open to the Public but he could close it at any time.
Take the Meadow exit 158 south of Fillmore on I-15. Turn left at the stop sign and go under the freeway. You will pass a Chevron station on the right and be heading south. Keep going south out of the town of Meadow (about 1.5 miles) until you pass the last buildings on the left. Shortly after passing the buildings on the left you will see a well graded dirt road on the right. This road will take you back over I-15. On this road you will see several roads heading off in different directions, just stay on this road heading west until you get to the parking area, you can‘t miss it. The spring is located about 150 yards from the parking area.
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