This place would be beautiful if it weren't so packed. I know, we went on the 4th of July, and that is a terrible weekend to judge by, probably. But the Krause family sells tickets, and if they didn't want the place to be SRO, they could limit them. Instead, it's wall-to-wall Hispanic, hipster, and white trash kids. I don't think they clean the water much, either (we found cans and other trash floating in the lower springs area), so I was more than a little concerned my kids might pick up something. One more thing: the 'springs' seem to be fed by a pump, and the 'waterfall' comes out of the pool water that dozens of kids are peeing in. It's still starting as water from the aquifer, but not necessarily bubbling out of a spring, and filtered through a pool fool of peeing kids when it arrives in the "spring-fed pool."
On top of that, a good portion of the crowd is ignorant about being courteous when it is crowded. We marked a low-traffic location as our own, where people could easier walk around than over our towels. There were still kids stomping all over our stuff, and parents didn't do squat about it. College kids blaring their radios didn't improve things, and a lot of the parents let their kids run wild in an area with lots of slippery rocks. Saw lots of folks slipping and falling trying to get to the spring pool. It's an injury waiting to happen.
Bathroom facilities: the map shows more, but there is really only one toilet and one urinal for men--probably two toilets for women--actually close to the grotto and pool. Imagine at least four hundred people and then consider how many are peeing in that pool for there to be no bathroom line there pretty much the entire time I was there. Also, there are no doors on the toilets.
With those limitations, it's still pretty. It's old, and looks kind of classic in its age, not terribly run-down as a lot of older stuff can get. I bet it'd be better in November, since the water is a constant temperature (a low 70-something, I'd guess). I just wouldn't recommend it as a place that caters to the type who needs things clean, or whose family is not very agile, because it is certainly not set up for the handicapped, nor is it really easy for even the average person to get straight to the water.