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Coordinates: 36°42′15″N 120°51′37″W / 36.70417°N 120.86028°W / 36.70417; -120.86028

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Mercey Hot Springs
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Country United States
State California
County Fresno County
1,161 ft (354 m)

Mercey Hot Springs (formerly, Mercy Hot Springs) is an unincorporated community in the Panoche Valley of Fresno County, central California, about 60 miles (97 km) west-southwest of Fresno. It is a resort along Little Panoche Road (Fresno County Road J1) located at the western edge of Fresno County.

The unincorporated area is about ten driving miles west of Interstate 5. NAD83 latitude and longitude for the site are listed as 36°42′15″N 120°51′37″W / 36.70417°N 120.86028°W / 36.70417; -120.86028 in the National Geographic Names Database (NGND). The NGND shows a feature ID number of 1659109. The facility is along the San Andreas Rift Zone.

Located in the Panoche Valley, the facility includes a campground and natural hot springs. The ZIP Code is 93622, and the community is inside area code 559. It lies at an elevation of 1161 feet (354 m).


The springs were discovered in 1848 and the resort opened after 1900. The name is in honor of J.N. Mercy, an early stockman.


About 7 miles (11 km) south, in San Benito County near the intersection of Panoche Road and Little Panoche Road, is the Panoche Inn. The bar is popular with motorcyclists on weekends in good weather. NAD27 latitude and longitude for the Inn are 36°36′25″N 120°53′07″W / 36.60694°N 120.88528°W / 36.60694; -120.88528.

Four miles northwest, the county lines for Merced County, San Benito County, and Fresno form a "T".

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