The Geysers - GeoThermal Power Plant Tour
Join us for a tour of 'The Geysers', the world's largest geothermal field spanning 30 square miles, containing a complex of 22 geothermal power plants drawing steam from more than 350 wells, located in the Mayacamas Mountains in Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake Counties, generating approximately 60% of the power demand for the entire coastal region between the Golden Gate Bridge and the Oregon state line.
Saturday, Sep. 9
8:30a - 3:30p
$20.00 (includes bus tour, box lunch and water)
8:30a - Meet at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts.
50 Mark West Springs Rd
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
9:00a - Departure - Bus will depart PROMPTLY at 9 AM!
10:00a - Bus will arrival at Visitor Center - Welcome and Exhibit Hall tour
15500 Central Park Road
Middletown, CA 95461
11:00a - Leave Visitor Center for The Geysers
11:30a - Sonoma Overlook
12:15p - Tour Socrates U-18 Power Plant
1:00p - Well Pad Stop and Burned Mountain Fumaroles
1:45p - Big Sulfur Creek Fish Ladder
2:15p - Depart The Geysers through Post 1, Healdsburg Geysers Road
3:30p - Return to Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
> All guests must wear closed-toed, sensible walking shoes during the power plant tour (no exceptions)
> Dressing comfortably - layering is recommended -- there will be travel time between stops and the air conditioned bus can be chilly for some guests. Also, temperatures can change suddenly at the higher altitudes
> Guests will be traveling in a Calpine chartered bus for this tour.
> Calpine will provide all necessary safety equipment required during the tour
> The tour bus will be traveling on mountainous, curvy roads. Your tour guides are experienced with traveling roads at The Geysers but guests need to know this in case they are prone to motion sickness. Calpine does not carry or provide motion sickness medication. If you anticipate this could be an issue for you, please plan accordingly
> Cell phone reception at The Geysers is spotty at best. There are likely several areas where your mobile phone will work but guests need to be aware that there is no guarantee of coverage for the duration of the tour
> The Geysers is a rural area with no opportunities to stop for food or supplies during a tour - It is strongly recommended to bring snacks
> Water will be available throughout the tour.