Another fantastic remote place, Fisher Hot Springs provides a great secluded soaking opportunity for hot water lovers who prefer calmness and isolation. Located at the southeastern edge of Warner Valley near Crump Lake at 4,500 feet above sea level, the area offers a gorgeous view of the Warner Valley, hills, and Hart Mountain in the background. Fisher Hot Springs is one of seven thermal springs within Crump Geyzer Geothermal Area.
The source of the springs is located on the hillside approximately 50 yards from a soaking tub. The extremely hot water with surface temperatures up to 155°F (68°C) is pipped by a hose from the stream to the soaking tub. While the thermal water is transferred, it cools down on its way and comes to the tub with an average temperature of about 140°F (60°C). Still very hot!
Water can be diverted from the soaking tub to cool down water inside of it. For these reasons, it is a good practice to leave the tub a half-empty with the hose set aside. The water in the tub will have a more comfortable temperature and ready for the next visitors.
The source of Fisher Hot Springs is nestled on the public BLM land, but the parking area is on private property. Please respect the property and do not abuse the privilege of accessing this place. Staying overnight is not forbidden in the parking area where you can find a fire pit. Also, camping is allowed on any BLM land. No services can be found at the hot springs. Groceries and gas are available in the town of Adel, 14 miles to the southwest or Lakeview, 42 miles west.
The springs are available year-round. But during rainy weather and wet seasons, the dirt road may become inaccessible. A high-clearance vehicle is recommended for the last 10.5 miles.
Fisher Hot Springs | Facts
Location: Warner Valley • Southeastern Oregon • USA
Amenities: No services are available
Accommodations: Camping is allowed on BLM land; Lodging is available in Lakeview
Hiking distance: Short
Road Access: High-clearance vehicle is recommended for the last 10 miles
Elevation: 4,500 ft (1,372 m)
From the town of Adel,
- Drive on OR-140 east 5 miles to milepost 33
- Just after milepost 33 turn left onto the dirt road
- Head north 5.5 miles to a junction, bear left
- After 0.2 miles take the left fork again and continue for about 5 miles to the destination on the right.
At the end of your route you will see a ranch on the left and after 0.9 miles you will find a parking area with a fire pit on the right. The soaking tub is nearby.