- Reservation requests are best made at least 2 weeks prior to your intended visit.
- The calendar displays the number of available reservations for each day.
- The only way to guarantee access to Goldmyer is by making a reservation.
- Access to Goldmyer is limited to 20 people per day.
- Our office hours have expanded! You can now reach the office Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 7pm.
Goldmyer Hot Springs is a gem of the wilderness found nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, roughly 25 miles east of North Bend, WA.
Visiting Goldmyer is a wilderness experience and guests are expected to pack in all necessary supplies for their journey.
Amenities provided to visitors by Goldmyer are limited, but include an open-air cabana at the hot spring pools, campsites with food hanging lines and containers, two stocked outhouses, two public picnic tables, and a bike rack.
Visitors gain access to rugged wilderness terrain, hiking trails through old growth forest, beautiful waterfalls, and a crystal clear natural geothermal hot spring.
Goldmyer is owned and managed by Northwest Wilderness Programs, a nonprofit organization established in 1976 to protect this treasure of the wilderness for the use of generations to come.
Access Report Updated at least every Wednesday evening
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
1124 AM PST THU DEC 5 2013
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL
OREGON...NORTH CENTRAL OREGON...NORTHEAST OREGON...CENTRAL
WASHINGTON...SOUTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON AND SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON.
.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT
A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM APPROACHING THE REGION WILL BRING A CHANCE
OF SNOW LATER TONIGHT.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING
THE LOW WILL MOVE THROUGH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY WITH SNOW. SEVERAL
INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATION ARE LIKELY OVER CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST
OREGON. IT WILL BE VERY COLD FRIDAY NIGHT, SATURDAY, SATURDAY NIGHT,
THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. NORTHERLY WINDS WILL CREATE DANGEROUS WIND
CHILLS FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. FOR THIS A WIND CHILL
WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE SUNDAY MORNING.
PLEASE REFER TO PRODUCT PDXWSWPDT FOR FURTHER DETAILS.
SUBFREEZING TEMPERATURES WILL LAST THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK
AND INTO THURSDAY MORNING AS WELL. IN ADDITION, THE SUBFREEZING
TEMPERATURES ASSOCIATED WITH THE STAGNANT ARCTIC AIRMASS ENTRENCHED
ACROSS THE LOWER COLUMBIA BASIN AND ADJACENT VALLEYS, AS WELL AS IN
NORTH CENTRAL OREGON, WILL SET THE STAGE FOR A POSSIBLE SNOW EVENT
IN THE AFOREMENTIONED AREAS DUE TO A WARM FRONT ALOFT DURING THE DAY
ON WEDNESDAY. CONFIDENCE IS FAIRLY HIGH THAT THE WARM FRONT MAY
USHER IN A LAYER OF AIR ALOFT WITH ABOVE FREEZING TEMPERATURES
WEDNESDAY NIGHT, WHICH WILL ALLOW SNOW FALLING THROUGH THE WARM
LAYER TO MELT AND BECOME RAIN, WHICH WOULD THEN REACH THE GROUND AS
FREEZING RAIN AT ELEVATIONS BELOW 3000 FEET WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO
THURSDAY MORNING. AS SUCH THERE IS A GOOD POSSIBILITY FOR FREEZING
RAIN TO IMPACT THE MORNING COMMUTE ON THURSDAY AT ELEVATIONS BELOW
3000 FEET IN THE AFOREMENTIONED AREAS.
December 4, 2013
We are into the rain/snow/slush season now and appropriate gear should always be in your pack or on your person. Temperatures have been ranging from 24-40 degrees. Keep in mind that clear skies tend to mean colder temperatures and do not necessarily correlate to dry or ice free ground. Waterproof and warm footwear with good traction is highly recommended. If you are camping be prepared for wet ground conditions and below freezing temperatures at night.
Potholes will be deep and numerous on your drive in. For the time being, 2wd vehicles are still making it to the parking lot - but low clearance vehicles beware: there will always be some close calls over the worst spots. Always ensure there is plenty of tread on you tires as sharp rocks have been causing flats. Consider bringing a bow saw or axe in case a tree drops over the road (there are currently some hangers)!
The Dingford Creek Trailhead parking renovation project has been completed and the parking lot now sports a vault toilet for year-round use, and parking spots w/ curb stops to accommodate up to 40 vehicles.
Remember, there is no cell phone coverage for the last 25 miles of your journey (shortly after exiting I-90).