Bingham Springs - Bar M Ranch

Bingham Springs is a warm spring in the Blue Mountains
Warm mineral water runs out of the mountain to the swimming pool

Bingham Springs also known as Bar M Ranch is located in Northeastern Oregon in the Blue Mountains Valley along the Umatilla River. The 633- acre Bar M Ranch can be easily reached by a passenger vehicle, so no special considerations are required to get to this amazing location.

Warm 93-degree F water naturally emerges from the mountain nearby at a flow rate of approximately 300 liters per minute, supplying the 40 by 60 feet swimming pool. The water in the pool naturally cools down to about 85-degrees F that is good for swimming and soaking in the summer time.

The pool area is equipped with showers and changing rooms for the convenience of its visitors. The deck area of the pool is pretty big which gives plenty of space to all of the visitors.

Guests of Bar M Ranch can stay at local accommodations such as cabins, the lodge, and ranch house. Bar M Ranch also provides playgrounds, meeting rooms, and a general store on-site.

In addition to great soaking opportunity in mineral-rich warm water, Bingham Springs also provide other leisure options. Plenty of hiking trails are available.

The ranch's pond can be used for canoeing and kayaking as well as catch-and-release fishing. Volleyball and basketball courts are also available to guests of the ranch. Furthermore, the Umatilla River nearby is a great spot for tubing and fishing.

Bingham Springs - Bar M Ranch
Umatilla River Bridge
Bingham Springs - Bar M Ranch
Umatilla River & Pool
Bingham Springs - Bar M Ranch
Swimming Pool
Bingham Springs - Bar M Ranch
Swimming Pool at Sunset

History of Bar M Ranch started as a stage house spot at the Boise to Walla Walla mail route in 1864. It was known at the time as Warm Springs until 1881 when it changed the name to Purdy Springs after the postmaster and hotel owner John Purdy.

The property changed its owner along with its name to Bingham Springs in 1892 when John Bingham purchased it. The site changed owners a few times until the property was purchased by Calvary Chapel of Tri-Cities in 2011. Even though the main goals of new property owners are church activities and worship, anyone can come and enjoy the Bingham Hot Springs.


Bingham Springs | Facts

Location: 30 miles northeast of Pendleton • Northeastern Oregon • USA
Open: Year-round for ranch guests
Development: Rustic guest ranch, swimming pool
Clothing: Required
Amenities & Services: Meeting rooms, playgrounds, mercantile
Accommodations: The ranch house, lodge, cabins
Hiking distance: Short
Road Access: Any passenger vehicle
Day-use fees: Only for ranch guests

Elevation: 2,200 ft (671 m)

Water T° (source): 93°F (34°C)
Water T° (pools): 85°F (29°C)
Flow rate: 300 liter/min
Chemical used: None

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Directions to Bar M Ranch

From I-84 in Pendelton,

  • Take exit 216 towards Wala Walla and Milton-Freewater
  • Follow about 1 mile to the Mission Road
  • Turn right onto Mission Road and drive 1 mile to Cayuse Road
  • Turn left onto Cayuse road and go 12 miles to Bingham Road
  • Turn right onto Bingham Road and continue 13 miles to the destination on the right.

Address: 58840 Bar M Lane, Adams, Oregon 97810
Contact: 509-736-2086

GPS: N 45°44.464' W 118°14.020' | 45.7411, -118.2359

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