Crystal Crane Hot Springs – Eastern Oregon

Crystal Crane Hot Springs

Crystal Crane Hot Springs

Crystal Crane Hot Springs

Crystal Crane Hot Springs

Crystal Crane Hot Springs

Crystal Crane Hot Springs

Crystal Crane Hot Springs is a rustic resort on 160 acres, located 25 miles southeast of Burns at the edge of the Alvord Desert. These natural mineral springs are a perfect spot to soak and relax while enjoying a panoramic view of the sagebrush desert and the fairly low southeastern Oregon sky.

Crystal Crane Hot Springs is a great and quiet place that offers a public and private soaking in geothermal mineral water. A big open-air swimming hole is about 80 feet in diameter, 7 feet deep in the center. Water comes from two artesian wells (180 and 120 degrees) and mixes with cooler water before coming to the pond. Though the temperatures depend on the weather, it is around 97°F (36°C) - 103°F (39°C).

Crystal Crane Hot Springs Features

Water temperature (pond): 97°F (36°C) - 103°F (39°C)
Water temperature (2 sources): 180°F (82°C) and 120°F (49°C)
Water acidity level: alkaline (pH=8.2-8.45)
Type of spring: sodium and calcium chloride sulfate
Chemical used: none

Access allowed: year-round (except Thanksgiving and Christmas days), 9 am - 9 pm
Development: rustic resort, hot pond, private soaking tubs
Clothing: required
Service: restrooms, showers, high-speed internet access and kitchen facilities (overnight guests)
Accommodations: inns, houses, cabins, tent camping, tepee, RV sites
Distance from parking: 0 miles
Fees: Check website
Elevation: 4130 ft (1259 m)
GPS: 43.44057,-118.6399
Address: 59315 Highway 78, Burns, OR 97720
Contacts: (541) 493-2312

Six private cedar bathhouses have an amazing sweet aroma of the wood. The individual soaking tubs can be filled with any comfortable soaking temperature.

Crystal Crane Hot Springs offer waterfront cabins, RV- and campsites, and a tepee with a private soaking tub for $65. The other options such as inns, Bunk and Ranch houses are available. It is recommended to make a reservation in advance. A day use pass for the pond's admissions can be purchased for a fair price.


Directions to Crystal Crane Hot Springs

Drive 25 miles from Burns southeast on OR 78 to Crystal Crane Hot Springs (on the left).


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