Baño de Oro is a former swimming hole that is now a popular spot for photo opportunities. It was built in the mid-1930’s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in pits previously excavated by Spanish gold seekers. During construction, pieces of iron and pottery were found. It is a registered National Historic Property. This water hole takes its name from the Río Baño de Oro, which feeds the pool. Meaning ‘bath of gold’, Spaniards gave the river this name because they mined it for gold during the 16th century.
Location: Carr 191 km 12.25
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