Circle Hot Springs
in the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area
- Area Type
- Place of Interest
- Population Comment
- Population is counted as part of the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area.
- Census Designated Place (CDP)
Election, Recording, and Judicial Districts
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Facilities and Amenities
Geography and Climate
- Community Map Available
- Circle Hot Springs lies in the continental climate zone, characterized by about 20 inches of average annual precipitation and an average temperature of about 22 °F. Temperature extremes are greater in the Continental zone than in the other climatic zones. The coldest month in 2013 was December, with a mean minimum temperature of -21.4 °F. The warmest month was June, with a mean maximum temperature of 73.8 °F.
- Weather Station Name
- Circle Hot Springs
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History and Culture
- Circle Hot Springs was reportedly discovered in 1893 by William Greats. In 1905, Franklin Leach homesteaded 160 acres around the springs and began developing a resort. A hotel was built in 1930. The resort operated until 2002, when the most recent owner passed away.
- Circle Hot Springs is an unincorporated community about 29 miles southwest of the community of Circle.
- State Ferry
- Cargo Barge
- Road Connection