Access Report: Updated at least every Wednesday evening

October 30th, 2020:

December dates will open at 9:00 AM this Sunday, November 1st (not midnight), via our office voicemail. There is no online booking and please do not call prior to 9:00 AM.

To maintain the health and safety of our guests, staff and caretakers, the Springs are open by reservation ONLY. Walk-ins will be turned away. If you have a reservation and are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, have tested positive, or been in contact with someone with symptoms or a positive test: do not visit the property and please contact the office to reschedule.

See below for Road and Trail Conditions, and below that for Reservation Process and Restrictions.

ROAD AND TRAIL CONDITIONS:

  • You need a High Ground Clearance Vehicle (truck or mid-size SUV with AWD or 4WD).
  • There are 7 miles of rough, unpaved road.
  • There is a 4.5 mile hike each way to the property (9 miles round trip, possibly more if there are obstacles on the road).
  • It will take 4 hours of driving+hiking (each way) from the Seattle area to the Goldmyer Property.
  • The hiking trail may be muddy and wet in places, plan for various conditions.
  • Mountain bikes are suitable on the trail.
  • Follow the directions that were emailed to you, DO NOT use GPS or other sites like WTA or All Trails.
You should always travel with the following emergency equipment in your vehicle:
    • Extra Water and Food
    • A Full Gas Tank and Extra Gas
    • Small Chainsaw (for clearing deadfall trees on remote forest roads)
    • Shovel
    • Axe or Hand Saw
    • Jumper Cables
    • Nylon Tow Strap and a Winch
    • First Aid Kit
    • Basic Repair Kit and Tool Box
    • Spare Tire (fully inflated!)
    • Blankets or Sleeping Bags
    • Appropriate Clothing
    • Hand and Foot Warmers
    • In addition: let someone know when you're due home or back in phone service area and what emergency service to contact if you are not reachable by a certain time.

RESERVATION PROCESS AND RESTRICTIONS:

October and November dates are FULL. December dates will open at 9:00 AM on November 1st (not midnight), do not call prior to 9:00 AM.

*Consider Winter conditions prior to requesting any reservation for December - April!

  • Call the office (206-789-5631) and leave a voicemail with your request. We are only making reservations one month at a time. Requests are accepted starting at 9:00 AM on the opening date listed. Any messages left before 9:00 am PST will not be accepted (deleted). There is no online booking.
  • December 2020 is available Sunday, November 1st, 2020, 9:00 am.
  • January 2021 is available Tuesday, December 1st, 2020, 9:00 am.
  • February 2021 is available Monday, January 4th, 2021, 9:00 am (holiday weekend).
  • March 2021 is available Monday, February 1st, 2021, 9:00 am.
  • Please view the calendar for available dates and times.
  • *We are open year round, but before requesting reservations for the winter, consider there will be heavy rain and/or snow on the road and trail. It gets dark early; sunset is between 4:00 - 5:00 pm. Are you prepared to drive/hike/camp in such conditions? Goldmyer is a REMOTE alpine location.
  • Reservations are not confirmed until we speak with you and take a payment.
  • We will continue to give priority call-backs to people with credit on file due to previous closures.
  • There is no wait list. If dates become available (from cancellations) they will show on the calendar until filled.
  • Groups of 2-5 people will have two available times from either 10:00 am-2:00 pm or *4:00 pm-8:00 pm. (To ensure availability for more people, you may not book multiple time-slots or multiple nights of camping). *The later time slot involves hiking out in the dark.
  • Each group will have exclusive use during their 4 hour time slot.
  • The pools are cleaned in between groups and each evening.
  • No access to the cave.
  • Camping is available for the 4:00 pm group (except for Mondays and Thursdays, which involves hiking out in the dark those days).*You may be camping in the snow. You need appropriate gear and we do not allow campfires.
  • Dispersed camping may be available off-property, in the Middle Fork Valley, please check with the Forest Service for details.

Please consider making a donation to help cover our operating costs during this challenging time. Follow the "Get Involved" TAB at the top of the home page and select "Donate". Thank you for your help.

*Watch this website for updates.*



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