Crystal Crane Hot Springs – Eastern Oregon

Crystal Crane

Crystal Crane

Crystal Crane

Crystal Crane

Crystal Crane




Tucked away on the east side of Oregon are spellbinding Crystal Crane Hot Springs. These were formed several hundred if not thousands of years ago to let out hot underground water mixed with minerals out of the confines of the earth. The result was simmering hot springs that attracted ranchers, tourists, and locals to the otherwise barren landscape. Today the waters of the springs are directed by pipes to the private tubs and the large outdoor swimming pond where visitors can take a relaxing dip.

Tucked away in the east side of Oregon are spellbinding Crystal Crane Hot Springs. These were formed several hundreds if not thousands of years ago to let out hot underground water mixed with minerals out of the confines of the earth. The result was simmering hot springs that attracted ranchers, tourists and locals to the otherwise barren landscape. Today the waters of the springs are directed by pipes to the private tubs and the large outdoor swimming pond where visitors can take a relaxing dip.

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General Description

Access allowed: Year-round, except Thanksgiving and Christmas, 9 am - 9 pm.
Development: Rustic resort, large outdoor swimming mineral pool, 6 private soaking tubs
Clothing: Required for the outdoor pool
Service: Restrooms, showers, high-speed internet access, kitchen facilities
Accommodations: Hotels, houses, cabins, tent camping, tepee, RV sites
Walking distance from the parking: Short
Day-use fees: Pond - $4.25 per a person (day use), private soaking tubs - $7.50 per a person (hour use)
Elevation: 4130 ft (1259 m)
GPS coordinates: 43.44057,-118.6399

Crystal Crane Hot Springs are located:

  • 25 miles southeast of Burns
  • 158 miles east of Bend
  • 309 miles southeast of Portland.

Address: 59315 Highway 78, Burns, OR 97720
Phone: 541-493-2312
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Water Properties & Geochemistry

Mineral water of Crystal Crane Hot Springs belongs to Sodium Chloride Type.

Water T° (pond): 97°F (36°C) - 103°F (39°C)
Water T° (2 sources): 180°F (82°C) and 120°F (49°C)
Water acidity level: Alkaline (pH=8.2-8.45)
Type of the springs: Sodium and calcium chloride sulfate
Chemical used: None

Average dissolved solids: 427 Mg/L

Mineral Content

Cations

Sodium (Na) - 184 Mg/L
Silicon (Si) - 47 Mg/L
Potassium (K) - 11 Mg/L
Calcium (Ca) - 4.7 Mg/L
Lithium (Li) - 0.13 Mg/L
Magnesium (Mg) - 0.098 Mg/L

Anions

Sulfate (SO4) - 87 Mg/L
Chloride (Cl) - 83 Mg/L
Fluoride (F) - 9.8 Mg/L
Nitrate (NO3) - 0.47 Mg/L
Bromide (Br) - 0.28 Mg/L




Directions to Crystal Crane Hot Springs

From Burns, follow 25 miles southeast on Highway 78. The signboard will be on the left.




Weather Forecast

Mostly Cloudy
Wednesday
11/22 20%
Mostly Cloudy
High 60° / Low 40°
Partly Cloudy
Thursday
11/23 20%
Partly Cloudy
High 59° / Low 26°
Clear
Friday
11/24 10%
Clear
High 50° / Low 31°
Chance of Rain
Saturday
11/25 50%
Chance of Rain
High 52° / Low 37°
Chance of Rain
Sunday
11/26 50%
Chance of Rain
High 51° / Low 27°



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