We parked in the lot on the South side of 58 (by the bathroom) and had to ford Salt Creek to get to the nicer hot springs, one of which was dug out to about two feet deep and perfect for a soak. There were also deeper pools along the river. Fording the creek was a fun adventure, but one of our group had trouble with it (it was about knee deep and somewhat swift), so we walked back along the trail and then the highway. If you don't want to cross the creek, turn down Shady Gap Road, turn right at both splits, and park at the bend to hike the mile to the springs. The hike to the springs was through beautiful primeval looking forest, with huge ferns and lots of moss and wildflowers. We went on a Monday about noon, and there were only two other people there. Also, fair warning that clothing is optional.