• Grande Hot Springs is a part of the former historic Hot Lake Hotel
• The mineral water is pumped from the thermal Hot Lake
Located 9 miles southwest of La Grande at the foot of the Craig Mountain in the Grande Ronde Valley, the Grande Hot Springs RV Resort offers a great soaking opportunity in mineral-rich hot water that is directly pumped from the Hot Lake. Originally established in 1988, the RV Resort was a part of the historic Hot Lake Hotel. But two years later, in 1990, the Hot Lake property was near bankruptcy and foreclosure. In 1994, it was parceled out and Hot Lake Springs and the RV Resort became separated units with different owners.
Previously known as Eagles Hot Lake RV Park, the Grande Hot Springs RV Resort is situated on the western part of the Hot Lake, just half a mile west of the Hot Lake Springs and Hotel.
The Hot Lake receives over two million gallons of 186°F (86°C) hot water daily from thermal springs flowing from the ground. The 171°F (77°C) hot water is transferred from the lake and used in the pool, spa, private soaking tubs, and for heating of all buildings. The hot water is mixed with the colder water at 77°F (25°C) from the geothermal well to make a soaking temperature comfortable. This water is also mineral and is safe to drink.
Behind the main lodge, there are the 30-foot in diameter pool and 6 by 12-foot spa. In the pool, the temperature is between 92 and 96°F. The water in the spa is a few degrees higher, from 102 to 104°F. For secluded soaking at any comfortable temperature, you can reserve one of the yurts with soaking tubs on the private patio.
There are RV sites with full hook-up service, tent sites, group tent area, and yurts. The public soaking is available from April through October from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. If the weather is okay pools are open in winter (call to find out). Private soaking tubs in the yurts can be used year-round.
There are a small grocery store, a laundry, and showers in the main lodge.
The 3,200-acre Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area is adjusted to the Grande Hot Springs Resort. A mile-long natural trail through the Ladd Marsh Wildlife sanctuary provides opportunities to view a variety of waterfowl species.
Grande Hot Springs | Facts
Location: 9 miles southeast of La Grande • Northeastern Oregon • USA
Public pools: 9 am - 8 pm, seasonally from April to October
Private soaking in yurts: 24 hours, year-round
Development: RV Resort, two outdoor pools, yurts with tubs
Clothing: Required in the public pools
Amenities: Shower, restrooms, laundry, a small grocery store
Accommodations: RV and tent sites, yurts
Hiking distance: Short
Road Access: Any vehicle
Day-use: Yes with fees
Elevation: 2,800 ft (853 m)
Directions to Grande Hot Springs
From La Grande,
- Take I-84 east toward Baker City
- Drive 2.7 miles to Exit 265 for OR-203
- Turn right onto OR-203 and continue 5 miles on OR-302 south to Grande Hot Springs.
Phone: (541) 963-5253