Tenakee Hot Springs, Alaska

Hot Springs

1 Hot Spring


Seaplane or Ferry


Donation Only





Tenakee Hot Springs is a historical marvel, with many people settling in the area specifically because of their natural spring. Enjoy the warm water in comfort, with different bathing times broken up by gender, and make use of the provided changing rooms. Clothing optional!

You can find a nice little village on the West coast of Canada called Tenakee Springs. They are a quaint town with only two ways onto the island: You can travel there by seaplane or by ferry. And no cars are allowed on the island, so you will absolutely find the peace and quiet you’re looking for!

Fun Fact: The natural spring rested almost in line with the tide until a structure was built around it in the early 1900s.

Thank you to Cassidy’s Sailing Trawler for the video.

Due to many houses in the area not having plumbing for showers, it is also used by many locals as their bathhouse. But don’t worry, since it’s completely natural, the spring replaces its water quickly, meaning it’s maintained and ready for whenever you plan your visit! 

The water temperature hovers around 106°F, and you’ll feel good knowing it is 100% natural with no chemicals. Times are posted on the door, with different bathing times for men and women. 

Clothing is optional, and they do have an attached changing room to the pool. And the best part of all – it’s by donation, so you pay what you can to use the facilities. 

Fun Fact: Care and maintenance for the spring were looked after by town volunteers starting in the early 1900s, and volunteers still take care of the place today!

This spring has been used for years by the Tlingit people and others who stumbled across this natural wonder. And even the changing rooms have been upgraded to be heated by the spring’s energy! Whether you are arriving at Tenakee Springs via Juneau, Sitka, or somewhere else, you will find the hot springs well worth the trip.

If you’re into history, Tenakee Springs offers many incredible sights. And you can take comfort in knowing that people from all walks of life have bathed in the same spot as you when you check out their spring. Many have used it for years because of the springs supposed medicinal properties and, of course, for relaxation and hygiene. Hunters, Fishers, Miners, and many more have visited this natural site.

Expert Tip: Tenakee Springs is a great place to kayak, so you can enjoy spending a day out in the gorgeous scenery that the area offers and end your day soaking in the warm spring!

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I get to Tenakee Springs?

The Alaska Seaplane Charter can provide transportation to Tenakee Springs, or you can check the Alaska Marine Highway System ferry times. 

What are the bathing times?

  • Men’s Bathing Times: 2pm- 6pm, 10pm to 9am 
  • Women’s Bathing Times:  9am to 2pm, 6pm to 10pm.

Overall, if you’re planning a trip to Alaska, the Tenakee Hot Springs are sure to make a great stop on your trip. Whether you’re looking for relaxation and nature, or a day of adventure and fishing, Tenakee Springs is sure to impress. Plus, you can then rest your tired body after a busy day of kayaking, sightseeing or exploring the small town. The Tenakee Hot Spring is a great way to start and end your day, so make sure to check it out next time you travel!

Travel Contacts

Where Is It?

Address: 707 W E Tenakee Ave, Tenakee Springs, AK 99841, United States
Phone: +19077362207
Season: Any, Open Year-Round