Alvord Hot Springs

Hines, Oregon 97738

Alvord Hot Springs

Alvord Hot Springs Professional Guide

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"A pair of rustic soaking pools on the edge of the Alvord Desert in southeastern Oregon. Nudity is the norm in the bathing pools.

The hot springs are privately owned by the Alvord Ranch (which formed a limited liability corporation to manage the hot springs). The landowner graciously allows the public to use the hot springs for a nominal fee. Any vehicle can make the trip on the paved and graveled Fields-Denio Road to the parking area adjacent to the hot springs. A rare snowstorm may block portions of Fields-Denio Road in the winter."

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Hiking Hot Springs in the Pacific Northwest (Falcon Guides)
Evie Litton
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"A roadside shack and hot tanks set between the Alvord Desert and Steens Mountain. Keep swimwear handy. Two adjoining concrete tanks, 10 feet square and 3 feet deep, are recessed into the ground. One is open to the elements while the other is walled in by a boxy bathhouse minus a roof. The walls form a windbreak as well as a sunshade, and the open top promotes nighttime star gazing, a highly recommended activity out here. A changing room with a bench adjoins the shack, and a plank deck with another bench wraps around two sides. Alvord Hot Springs looks out across the vast satin-finish playa of the Alvord Desert to the east and the silhouette of the rugged Steens to the west. There’s a campsite across the road and another with more privacy up Pike Creek, 1.6 miles north. The springs, privately owned but open to the public, are usable year-round."

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Hot Springs
Alvord Hot Springs LLC, 46008 Alvord Ranch Ln., Princeton, OR 97721; (541) 589-2282;
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