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Baranof Warm Springs
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Location Sitka, Alaska
Coordinates 57°5′6″N 134°50′20.4″W / 57.08500°N 134.839000°W / 57.08500; -134.839000
Type Geothermal
Temperature 124°F/51°C

Baranof Warm Springs are a series of ten geothermal mineral springs located in the small community of Baranof Warm Springs in Sitka, Alaska.


The springs were originally used by the Tlingit of Angoon; later people of western descent discovered the springs in 1891.

Geography and geology

The springs are located on the north side of the Baronof River approximately 500 feet downstream from the Baranof Lake inlet. The springs flow from deposits of gravel, silt and quartz diorite boulder and bedrock.

Water profile

The hot mineral water emerges from the ground at a temperature of 124 °F/51 °C. The water composition is sodium carbonate type, with large proportions of silica.

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