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Miracle Hot Springs

Hobo Hot Springs
Compressor Hot Springs
Clear Creek Hot Springs
Hobo Hot Springs on the Kern River, Miracle Hot Springs, California
Hobo Hot Springs on the Kern River, Miracle Hot Springs, California
Miracle Hot Springs is located in California
Miracle Hot Springs
Miracle Hot Springs
Location in California
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
2,382 ft (726 m)

Miracle Hot Springs (formerly, Hobo Hot Springs; also known as Compressor Hot Springs and Clear Creek Hot Springs) is an unincorporated community in the Kern River Valley, in Kern County, California. It is located along the Kern River in the Sequoia National Forest 10 miles (16 km)West of Lake Isabella, California, at an elevation of 2,382 feet (726 m).

The earliest known name for this hot spring was Compressor, named after a turbine built by an indigenous miner. The turbine was supplied with water from Clear Creek that drove a compressor that provided air to miners working underground.

The name Hobo was based on the rancher's name for the workmen who lived there, who were accused of stealing sheep and cattle. Another account of the name Hobo Hot Springs claims that a hobo camp that included several bathhouses was built in 1901 when the Borel power plant was under construction.

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