Bunkhouse and Amenities

Inside Bunk House
Inside of one of the rooms with beds and cooking area

NPS photo

The bunkhouse, outhouse, and bathhouse are located just a short walk from the airplane landing strip and presents just one of the many ways visitors can interact with the landscape.

No reservations are needed to use the facilities. Keep in mind that it is on first- come-first serve basis.

The Bunkhouse
The bunkhouse is a barrack-like structure divided into three rooms that sleep about 12 people. The middle room is used to store gear, firewood, tools, cleaning supplies, water filters and miscellaneous items.

The two outer rooms each contains

  • Six bunks with thin mattresses. Bring your own sleeping bag.
  • A large kitchen table with benches
  • A 3-burner Coleman propane stove. They run off gas or white gas. Bring your own fuel and matches
  • A heat drip stove. The heat drip stoves operate on either heat oil. Bring your own heat oil and matches

The bunkhouse is outfitted with basic cooking ware, cutlery, serving utensils, large and small bowls, cups, mugs, water filters, cleaning supplies and other miscellaneous items.

There is a bear safe container to keep food in during your stay. Trash cans are available but please make sure to pack out any trash and recycling you accumulate during your stay.

An outhouse is located approximately 100 feet west of the bunkhouse near the landing strip. Bring your own toilet paper. During the winter, be prepared to dig out the outhouse. Honey buckets are not allowed for health and safety reasons.

Across from the bunkhouse is a small structure enclosing a soaking tub made from redwood and two changing rooms. The water is fed directly through pipes from the hot spring and the river into the tub.

The cold water pipe may freeze during the winter or the river may be too shallow during the summer to allow flow into the cold water pipe. Be prepared to use the supplied five gallon buckets to carry water from the river to the tub to cool the water in the tub.

Leave spigots running inside the bathhouse at all times, as turning them off would cause the tub to dry up and shrink, resulting in structural damage.

Health and Safety Tips
Please keep in mind that water temperatures in the hot spring can reach a dangerous 170 degrees Fahrenheit.

Water from the river contains high levels of coliform bacteria, so be sure to boil or filter it before consuming.

Last updated: March 27, 2018

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P.O. Box 220

Nome, AK 99762


(800) 471-2352

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