Fisher Hot Springs | Eastern Oregon

Fisher Hot Springs

  • Located at the southeastern edge of Warner Valley in the high desert
  • Secluded soaking opportunity but the water is hot

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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 in the 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 the 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 at some point and came to the tub with the average temperature about 140°F  (60°C). Still very hot! Water can be diverted from the soaking tub and allowed to cool down itself. For these reasons, it is a good practice to leave the tub a half-empty with the turned aside hose. The water in the tub will have more comfortable temperature and ready for next visitors.



The source of Fisher Hot Springs is nestled on the public BLM land, but the parking area is on a 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 last 10.5 miles.




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Fisher Hot Springs | General Description

Location: Warner Valley • Southeastern Oregon • USA
Open:
365 days a year
Development: Primitive
Clothing: Optional
Service: 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 last 10 miles
Day-use : Free

Elevation: 4,500 ft (1,372 m)
Coordinates (DDM/DD): N 42°17.802' W 119°46.644' / 42.2967,-119.7774

Water T° (source): 154.4°F (68°C)
Water T° (pipe): 140°F (60°C)
Water acidity level: Neutral (pH=7.93)
Springs type: Sodium Bicarbonate Chloride
Chemical used: None
Average dissolved solids: 360 ppm

Cations Sodium (Na) - 92 Mg/L Lithium (Li) - 27.5 Mg/L Calcium (Ca) - 8.4 Mg/L Potassium (K) - 7.9 Mg/L Anions Carbonate (CO3) - 105 Mg/L Silica (SiO2) - 77 Mg/L Sulfate (SO4) - 59 Mg/L Chloride (Cl) - 56 Mg/L



DIRECTIONS TO FISHER HOT SPRINGS

  • From the town of Adel drive on OR 140 east 5 miles to the milepost 33
  • Just after milepost 33 turn left onto the dirt road
  • Head north 5.5 miles to a junction, bear the 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 trip 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.




Nearby Points of Interest

Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge

Hart Mountain (Antelope) Hot Springs

Town of Lakeview

Hunters (Geyser) Hot Springs

Old Perpetual Geyser



Edward A. Sammel and Robert W. Craig. "The Geothermal Hydrology of Warner Valley, Oregon: A Reconnaissance Study". Geological Survey Professional Paper. 1981. USGS.

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