Gilroy Yamato Hot Springs

General Description: A historic hot spring in a state park that was owned by Japanese American and is currenty designated an ecological preservation area.
General Location: Central California outside of Gilroy
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Accessibility: Paved road to where it is closed and then a 2 mile walk down the road
Restrictions: Entry to this section of the state park is currenty not allowed because it is designated an ecological preserve area
Elevation: feet.
Distance from road: 2.00 miles.
Book Reference: None
Map Reference: Gilroy Hot Springs CA USGS 7.5 minute quadrangle, or Henry Coe State Park map

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Why can't the parks systems,

Why can't the parks systems, plus fundraisers bring money in for restoration of GILROY HOT SPRINGS, and bring back replicas of all the old buildings (like a ghosttown does to bring in people), plus an outdoor pool like it used to have and private pool houses. A general Store, and gift shop. Or see if one of the organizations that own another spa in California could purchase it, and run it. Why let something that so natural not be used by the public. That is a shame, there is such history here.

After over 60 years of

After over 60 years of erosion, earthquake, vandalism and neglect, it will take a lot of, labor, and public support with funding and political influence to restore public access to the waters that were known to be the healthiest in California. Come join the effort. Many hands make light work. July 18, 2015 is the dedication of the newly restored TX cabin that is expected to be rentable in the future. The more people who join the effort, the sooner public access can be restored. See event flyer:

Gilroy Yamato was my all time

Gilroy Yamato was my all time favorite hot spring. It was set in the coastal hills with all the oak trees. It had the prettiest setting of any spring I've seen. It also had an authentic Japanese feel---there were Japanese folk there every time I visited. Also, the visitors seemed quite often to be intellectuals with friendly conversation. Yamato spring in 2000 consisted of three parts. Above the slope was a small building with rooms for dressing, meditation and a Japanese hot tub. Below were two pools, one small and Japanese themed and another larger pool that was modified from an older larger pool. All pools had straight edges with an old coating. Driving in was easy with easy parking. You could catch a glimpse of older buildings from the road in. The entrance fee was low. I really resent the fact that Yamato Hot Springs no longer exists.  

For some place as enticing as

For some place as enticing as this I bet that many people may be interested to go here. - Flemings Ultimate Garage

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