Romping Naked in Deep Creek Hot Springs, California
There are few places in America where one can frolic naked in nature or see others hang loose so comfortably and so luxuriously. Deep Creek Hot Springs is nestled southeast of Hesperia, in the San Bernardino National Forest—a mere two-hour drive from Los Angeles. You don’t have to strip down to enjoy the clear water or the seven man-made pools tiered by the creek, but you must be comfortable with involuntary glimpses of sometimes truly odd samples of the human species. Still, most people occupy their eyes with views of the surrounding hills, distant snowcapped mountains and, in the right season, wildflowers. Romp from pool to pool, and when it gets too hot, there is an icy cold river within steps of the hot springs for cooling off. Ah...heaven.