Located southwest of Anchorage, on Akutan Island, Akutan Hot Springs is a remote geothermal area in Alaska. The local ecosystem is comprised of a few dozen hot springs, as well as a geyser.
Akutan is the largest city on Akutan Island, which is part of the greater Aleutian Islands. It had a population of nearly 1600 people at the 2020 census. The only ways of getting to and from Akutan are by boat or aircraft, including hoverboards and helicopters.
The thermal springs are found at spots across the island, officially part of 5 groupings. They come up out of beach sands and fissures in the streams, hitting the earth’s surface at around 177° F (77° C). The heated mineral water ends up in Hot Springs Bay from groundwater and numerous creeks.
Akutan Peak, also called Mt. Akutan, summits at 4,275 feet (1,303 meters). A caldera sits on the summit of this stratovolcano.
Address: Akutan Island, Alaska