Visiting Goldmyer

Important Note
  • Before making a reservation request, please read the following bullets and linked pages to familiarize yourself with the unique challenges required to visit Goldmyer Hot Springs...


Reservation Instructions

    • Please review Goldmyer's rules.
    • Current COVID-19 restrictions limit access to 16 people per day (two groups up to 8 people each, with limits on number of households).
    • Read the directions explaining the demanding drive and roughly 10 miles (round trip) of hiking required to visit.
    • A NW Forest Pass is required to park at the trailhead.
    • Browse recommended equipment.
    • The pools are usually, but not always, clothing optional.
    • Monitor the access report and weather forecast for the latest condition estimates when preparing for your trip.

    • Enter the monthly lottery for an opportunity to establish a reservation.
    • Occasionally a cancellation will result in an opening on the reservation calendar. If you see an opening during the current month (or next month) call 206.789.5631 and leave a voice mail.
    • Include your full name, date(s) of your intended visit, group size, phone number, and the best time to call you back.
    • Messages are returned in the order they are received during office hours, we appreciate your patience!

    • All visitors must fill out a Release and Conditions of Use form for each visit.
    • All visitors must read the Goldmyer Information Flyer, which includes the need-to-know-info for visiting Goldmyer.

    Please see the Cancellation Policy PDF.

    • If you need to cancel some or all of your reservation, please be courteous and let the office know as soon as possible so your reservation can be opened up to other visitors.
    • If you have a reservation and are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, DO NOT visit the property. Contact the office.

    Pricing

    Prices are per person, per day.
    Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
    • Children (1-17): Free
    • Adults (18-64): $20
    • Seniors (65+): $15
    Camping: Camping may be available for an additional fee, depending on current COVID-19 restrictions (see calendar).


    Memberships

    Working members are able to earn visits through volunteer work.
    Supporting memberships are not available at this time; however, donations are always appreciated (especially during times of reduced capacity such as the Covid-19 pandemic).


    Checking In and Out

    All visitors must check-in and check-out with the caretakers.
    Please ring the bell on the sign by the caretaker cabin upon arrival and departure.
    Times have been adjusted in response to COVID-19.

    • For all visitors, check in is 10:00 am or 4:00 pm, depending on the time slot.
    • For day visitors, check out is 2:00 pm or 8:00 pm, depending on the time slot.
    • For camping visitors, check out from spring pools is 8:00 am (the following day). Check out from property is 10:00 am.
    • If arriving before 10:00 am, after 8:00 pm, or for the wrong time slot, you may NOT check in or use the springs. Please go off property and return during check in times.


    Daily Visitor Limit + Group Size Limit

    COVID-19 restrictions currently limit access to...

    • Two groups of up to 8 people each per day.
    • Total of up to 16 people per day.

    • Groups of up to 8 people are allowed in each time slot.
    • Be mindful of who you include in your group; assume you will need to share space and air with all group members. Social distancing is not practical.

    • No groups larger than 8 people are permitted.
    • Visitor limits were established in the 1980's to assist in preserving the area's fragile ecology and wilderness experience.

    Walk-in visitors without a confirmed reservation will be turned away.


    Camping

    The Goldmyer campgrounds may be available for an additional fee, depending on current Covid-19 restrictions.


    Youth Groups

    Inquire with our office about special use policies for youth groups.