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About Tecopa, California

Tecopa (formerly, Brownsville) is a census-designated place in the Mojave Desert, in Inyo County, California, United States. Tecopa is located 9 miles (14 km) south-southeast of Shoshone, at an elevation of 1,339 feet (408 m). The population was 150 at the 2010 census, up from 99 at the 2000 census.One of Tecopa's popular features is its natural hot springs. Adjacent to the campground are gender-segregated, no-clothing-mandatory [clarification needed], indoor hot pools for soaking. Access is included in camping fees. Tecopa was named after the Piaute leader Chief Tecopa. There is also a natural hotspring located on BLM land just outside of town.

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  • Population Total: 150
  • Square Miles: 18.589
  • Area Code: 760
  • Elevation: 1339
  • Postal Codes: 92389
  • Timezone: Pacific