Juntura Hot Springs

Juntura, Oregon 97911

Juntura Hot Springs

Juntura Hot Springs Professional Review and Guide

"Juntura Hot Springs is a secluded hot springs pool located in the center of an island in the Malheur River, often too hot for comfortable soaking. The winter months may be the best time to visit Juntura Hot Springs. The summertime temperature in the soaking pools can easily exceed 110 degrees F, but on a cold winter day the hot-water soak is more tolerable.

It's also essential to visit the hot springs when the water level in the Malheur River is low. The crossing between the riverbank and the island can be treacherous when the river is high from spring runoff. The autumn months feature beautiful fall colors along the river, but the hot springs are often overrun with hunters who use the hot springs and surrounding area as their camping base."

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"This is a desert hot spring on an island in the Malheur River not visible from the nearby highway. Keep swimwear handy.

A very hot source pool hides in the grass on the far side of the little island. The outflow from the source flows down to the river's edge where users dam up little soaking pools with rocks. New pools must be built whenever the river level fluctuates and after the spring runoff. The site is used extensively during the fall by hunters, so bright orange swimwear might be in order at this time of the year. The source pool is said to be usable over the winter months."

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Trail Information

Juntura
Nearby City
1
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Best in winter
Season
Hot Springs
Features
Bureau of Land Management, Vale District Office, 100 Oregon St., Vale, OR 97918; (541) 473-3144; www.blm.gov/or/districts/vale
Local Contacts
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Oct 2018