When you see the red bridge, you will know that you are close.
Head into the gravel parking lot near the bridge. There are two parking lots, one closer to the bridge and one a little further away – go to the one that’s a little further away from the bridge.
After you park look for the dirt trails. There are two paths you can take. The one that goes downward will take you to the first two hot springs.
The trail that goes along the top will take you to the hot springs that are a little further away. Basically, both paths will lead you to the hot springs, so it doesn’t matter which one you choose.
These are HOT springs so they will probably be most enjoyable in the winter, spring, or fall. In the summer it might be best to head there early in the morning, or in the evening when it’s a little cooler outside.
The bottom floor of the hot springs has sharp rocks so walk carefully or wear water shoes.
The hot springs may smell like sulfur (aka rotten eggs) so prepare yourself for that!
The Flat Creek Inn is the perfect place to stay when you come visit the free Astoria Hot Springs!
Shan’tel Christensen is a mother of 5 and a graduate student. She enjoys the beauty of nature and little getaways to amazing places like Jackson Hole.
*Disclaimer – At the time of writing this, only locals are allowed into Astoria due to Covid-19 restrictions. When it is safe again, it will open to the general public. Check their website for current updates*
What is Astoria Hot Springs?
It is a beautiful piece of nature that includes three hot spring pools, a children’s pool, and a leisure pool for families and groups. The three pools that make up the hot springs are called the Meadow Pool, the River Pool, and the Waterfall Pool. The Waterfall Pool includes a special waterfall that can hit just the right spot to release neck and shoulder tension. All three soaking pools have natural hot water that is full of minerals, beautiful scenic views, and a relaxing atmosphere. It is opening September 11th, 2020!
About 26 minutes from downtown Jackson (16.9 miles).
About 30 minutes from Flat Creek Inn (18.8 miles).
Want to know more about the history of Astoria?
This hot springs has a rich and long history here in Wyoming. After being available to the public for many years, it had to be shut down in the late 1990’s due to lack of funds and resources. More recently, the Trust for Public Land jumped in and launched a campaign to save the Astoria Hot Springs. After a huge amount of public support and funding it has been reconstructed and is now reopening! They are continuing to develop and preserve the surrounding land and nature areas in an upcoming construction phase so that Astoria Park will last for many years to come.
One of our owners here at the Flat Creek Inn has many fond memories of swimming at Astoria Hot Springs as a child, and they are so thrilled it’s opening again.
Learn more about the history of Astoria by clicking here.
We are so excited about the reopening of Astoria Hot Springs, and we are crossing our fingers that the general public will be able to visit it soon! (And when you do visit, be sure and stay at the Flat Creek Inn…we hear it’s the best deal around!)
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