The bunkhouse, outhouse, and bathhouse are located just a short walk from the gravel airstrip 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 a first- come-first serve basis.
The bunkhouse is a barrack-like structure divided into three rooms that sleep about 12 people. The middle room is used to store gear, tools, cleaning supplies, water filters and miscellaneous items.
The two outer rooms each contains:
The bunkhouse is outfitted with basic cooking ware, cutlery, serving utensils, large and small bowls, cups, mugs, and cleaning supplies (such as a mop, broom, dishpan, and biodegradable cleaning spray).
An outhouse is located approximately 100 feet west of the bunkhouse near the airstrip. 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.
There are two gravity fed Katadyn water filters in the center room. These filters remove coliform bacteria and giardia. Unfiltered water goes in the top, water trickles through the 3 ceramic filters and down into the bottom reservoir. Filtered water comes out of the black spigots. To filter water, remove the top lid and pour your unfiltered water into the top reservoir, replace the top lid, and let gravity do the work for you!
It is best to not solely rely on the Katadyn water filters as they could be frozen, broken, or the filters may have not been replaced in the last six months.
Last updated: September 18, 2020