Warm Springs

Warm Springs, Virginia, only five miles from Hot Springs, is located in Bath County.

  • Region: Shenandoah Valley
    Locality Bath
  • Bath County Office of Tourism
  • 65 Courthouse Hill Road
    Warm Springs, VA, 24484
  • (540) 839-7202

Warm Springs is a very historic and charming four-season destination. It is within the Blue Ridge and the Allegheny sections of the Appalachian Mountain range. It includes the historical mill town called Germantown. Landmarks include Bath County Historical Society and the Inn at Gristmill Square which is located inside of a converted mill.

Warm Springs

The region includes beautiful scenic mountains and valleys, Shenandoah National Park, Douthat State Park, George Washington & Jefferson National Forests, natural caverns, and more.

Warm Springs is most recognized for the famous Jefferson Pools, known at the turn of the century as Warm Sulpher Springs. The springs bubble up in 2 separate pools at a constant temperature of 98 degrees. Historical icons such as Thomas Jefferson and General Robert E. Lee were frequent visitors to the pools, described as one of the most "delightful experiences and perhaps no other part of the globe has such pools of natural warm water!"

Warm Springs boasts some of the best hiking, hunting, and fishing in the Allegheny Mountains! Enjoy trout fishing on the Jackson River, or maybe one of the stocked rivers in the shadows of Back Creek Mountain. The George Washington National Forest covers more than 170,000 acres with hiking and biking trails offering access to rare blowing springs and high elevation cranberry bogs. Boating enthusiasts will revel in the beauty of 2,500 acre Lake Moomaw, while kayakers may prefer a relaxing paddle across the lake at Douthat State Park.

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