Eastern Oregon houses some of the most incredibly beautiful thermal springs. Fisher Hot Springs is one of the prettiest remote Oregon destinations for secluded and natural soaking. The springs are located in the eastern part of the Warner Valley near Crump Lake, southeast of the town of Plush and northeast of Adel. Fisher Hot Springs belong to one of the seven hot springs of the Crump Geyser Geothermal Area. In the past, human-made Crump Hot Geyser was the country's largest geyser (continuously erupting). Today, the Crump area is under the geothermal energy development project.
The source of Fisher Hot Springs emerges from a hillside with the surface temperature about 154 degrees Fahrenheit (68°C). The source is located 50 yards from a soaking tub. The extremely hot flow of the thermal springs gets transferred from the stream via a hose into the tub. Thermal water cools down a little bit and coming to the tub with the temperature around 134 -140°F (57-60°C). For these reasons, it is important that visitors keep the hose (used for transferring) diverted so that the water can get cooler by the time of next visitors soaking. The tub is big enough to hold four persons.
Fisher Hot Springs has gained the attention of travelers because of the scenic beauty surrounding this place and the amazing, mineral-laden water that provides health benefits to visitors. There is no provision for camping but visitors can enjoy their time for free, and because the place is the lesser known, it is less-crowded and perfect for a rejuvenating holiday.
Fisher Hot Springs are available year-round. However, during rainy weather and wet seasons, the road can become impassable. A high clearance vehicle is preferable.
Though the source of the spring is located on the public BLM land, the tank and parking area are on the private property. Be sure to pack out all trash and do not abuse the privilege of accessing the area.
Access allowed: 365 days a year
Development: Undeveloped, big tub
Services: No services are available
Accommodations: Camping is allowed
Distance from the parking: Short
Day-use fees: None
Elevation: 4482 ft (1366 m)
GPS coordinates: 42.2888, -119.79089
Fisher Hot Springs are located:
- 14 miles northeast of Adel
- 42 miles east of Lakeview
- 143 miles southeast of Bend
- 258 miles southeast of Eugene.
Phone (Lakeview BLM District): 541-947-2177
Water T° (from hose): 135°F (57°C) - 140°F (60°C)
Water T° (source): 154°F (68°C)
Water acidity level: Weak alkaline (pH=7.93)
Type of the springs: Sodium Bicarbonate Chloride
Chemical used: None
Average dissolved solids: 360 Mg/L
Carbonate - 105 Mg/L
Sodium - 92 Mg/L
Silica - 77 Mg/L
Sulfate - 59 Mg/L
Chloride - 56 Mg/L
Lithium - 40 Mg/L
Potassium - 7.9 Mg/L
Calcium - 8.4 Mg/L
Directions to Fisher Hot Springs
- Follow east via Lakeview and Adel on Highway 140 to milepost 33 (5 miles after Adel)
- Just after milepost 33 turn left onto the dirt road
- Head north 5.5 miles to a junction, take the left fork
- After 0.2 miles bear the left 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.
Edward A. Sammel and Robert W. Craig. "The Geothermal Hydrology of Warner Valley, Oregon: A Reconnaissance Study". Geological Survey Professional Paper. 1981. USGS.