Alright hot springers, we knew this one was coming… as of today – May 25th, 2012 Skinnydipper AKA Mile Marker 4 Hot Springs is temporarily closed from sundown to sunrise. This comes directly from the BLM and is effective immediately.
BLM has temporarily closed Skinny Dipper Hot Springs to night-time use. The closure will help provide for public safety. Since 2004, there have been several fatalities, assaults and numerous injuries associated with night-time use of the area. Due to its location the public does not have cellular phone access, which adds to concerns regarding night-time use.
People have been going too crazy here for a very long time, and now the irresponsible many outweigh the responsible few, who take very good care of this special place.
Please please please please please respect this temporary closure. Not doing so could result in temporary becoming permanent – something that no hot springer wants. The BLM are just doing their job. Remember that Skinnydipper is located on critically endangered land that is under management of the BLM. Respecting this closure and the environment that surrounds Skinny is of the utmost importance and will hopefully lead to the temporary closure being lifted.