IMPORTANT NOTE: We've received a cancellation notice from the staff @ the Geysers due to the ongoing Kincade Fire. Per the Geysers staff, we will be looking to reschedule in Jan. 2020.
Tour Schedule 9:10-9:30 am : Meeting Bus (PLS BE PROMPT) 9:30 am: Depart Santa Rosa 10:30 am: ARRIVE at Calpine Geothermal Visitor Center - 15500 Central Park Road, Middletown CA 95461 - Check-in, Safety Orientation and Exhibit Hall Tour 11:00 am: Depart the Visitor Center 11:30 am: Sonoma Overlook 12:00 pm: Tour Calpine’s Control 1 at the Geysers Administration Center 12:45 pm: Visit Burned Mountain Fumaroles 1:15 pm: Tour Socrates U-14 Geothermal Power Plant 2:15 pm: Stop at the Big Sulphur Creek Fish Ladder 2:30 pm: DEPART The Geysers - Healdsburg-Geysers Road 4:00 pm: Return to Santa Rosa
What to Wear/Expect: - All guests must wear closed-toed, sensible walking shoes during the power plant tour (no high heels) - Dressing comfortably and in layers is recommended. There will be significant travel time, the air conditioner will be running and temperatures can change suddenly at the higher altitudes; - When visiting the power plant control room there are stairs to climb. Our tour audio system will allow visitors who do not wish to walk up the stairs to continue to hear the tour from the bus - Calpine will provide all necessary safety equipment required during the tour - The tour will travel on curvy, mountainous roads and while tour guides are is well experienced with driving roads at The Geysers, we like to let guests know in case they are prone to motion sickness -- Calpine does not provide any medication - The Geysers is a rural area with no opportunities for food stops during a tour. LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED. Guests are encourage to plan ahead and bring extra snacks/provisions as may be needed. - Cell phone reception at The Geysers is spotty at best. While there are areas where your mobile phone will work, please advise guests that there is no guarantee that they will have cell coverage after departing from the Visitor Center - While at The Geysers, we will do our best to keep the tour on schedule - Should you encounter a delay in arriving, please call us to let us know. Visitor Center telephone number is 707-987-4270.