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The Artesian Bath House has been in continual operation since June 1930.  For over 34 years the Martin family has owned and operated the business now known as the Artesian Bath House & R. V. Park.  The Martin's take great pride to ensure that all who come through their doors have an enjoyable and relaxing experience.

The Artesian Bath House has a natural flowing water supply known as "artesian wells".  Following is information describing what an artesian well is.


An artesian well allows water to rise to the surface that has traveled through porous rock from a higher elevation.  This pumpless well seems to defy gravity because the pressure that builds up between layers of rock gets relieved when the water finds a path to the open air.  For nearly a thousand years, people have drilled wells to drink such cold, filtered water and hot mineralized bathing water, that doesn't need to be hauled up from the depths.

An aquifer provides the water source for an artesian well. An aquifer is the layer of permeable rock, like limestone or sandstone, that absorbs water from an inlet path at high elevation such as the top of a mountain. The water source might be fed by snowmelt or precipitation. Porous stone is sandwiched between a top and bottom layer of an impermeable substance like clay soil or shale rock. This keeps the water pressure high, so that when you get to a point below the entryway of the flow, there is enough pressure to bring the water up. Natural springs form in the same way when a gap in the impermeable rock, maybe triggered by an earthquake, allows the water to rise to the surface.


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