The Forest Service Road that provides access is snow covered all
winter until approximately April or May. It would be advisable to
have a 4x4 during the wet seasons. Possible snowmobile access during winter months.
There are a few primitive sites near the
springs (not very private). Also many other primitive sites accessible from the
main forest road. Beware of Poison Ivy!
I would have stayed the night and enjoyed another soak had it not
been for all of the cow pies... and cows! The pool was in much
better shape than my last visit, which was over 4 years ago. My how
time flies. Reminds me of a Dave Matthews Band quote "Life is short
but sweet for certain..."
Not bad... Bernard is located in the base of what appears to be the ruins
of an old resort or maybe even homestead. Quite a few good camping spots
were also noticed at and near the HS/WS. Lots of algae was abound however,
which is due to low usage. I was able to drive all but .3 miles from the
spring due to snow covered roads. I'd say within a month or less you would
be able to drive right on up to Bernard. I'm sure a snowmobile would work
well during the winter months. Bring a bucket! I bet this little soaker is
a pretty nice soak during the summer months... looking forward
to my next visit. PS. there's lots of Poison Ivy around here, so keep your