Dyke Hot Springs

Dyke Hot Springs
Dyke Hot Springs
Soaking Tubs
Dyke Hot Springs
Pine Forest Range Hills
Dyke Hot Springs

Gerhard Weiss
G. Weiss

Dyke Hot Springs is a hot spring oasis in the high desert, 32 miles south of Denio (the Oregon-Nevada border) and 83 miles northwest of Winnemucca (Nevada). Located at the northeastern edge of the Black Rock Desert, it consists of a few hot springs originating in a small valley at the base of the Pine Forest Range.

Hot mineral water comes out of the hill and flows down forming a stream which runs into the man-made pond filling it up. This mineral water pond and surrounding area is a home for a variety of wildlife including birds, frogs, and fish.

The way to soak in the hot mineral water is to use bathtubs available by the middle of the stream. These tubs are placed on the wooden base and can be filled with a plastic pipe. Water straight out of the source is too hot for soaking. So, you will have to wait for it to cool down. Depending on the season, it will generally take between 30 to 60 minutes. Please, make sure to clean up after yourselves and drain tubes to prevent bacteria and algae growth.

Dyke Hot Springs doesn't have a high number of visitors, so you will have a spot there and might end up being all alone if the time and day are right. It can be a perfect opportunity to enjoy fantastic views of the landscape, peace and quiet. Overnight camping at this location is not prohibited.

Site is undeveloped and there are no services available at the Dyke Hot Springs. The closest place with any type of services is Denio Junctions located approximately 40 miles away to the north.

During dry times of the year, Dyke Hot Springs is accessible by all types of passenger vehicles by using the country road following along the Pine Forest Range. During winter it is better to use 4 wheel drive vehicle to access the hot springs.

There are no fees for using Dyke Hot Springs and it is open all year long.


Dyke Hot Springs | General Description

Open: Year-round, 24 hours
Development: Primitive
Clothing: Optional
Services: None
Accommodations: Camping is not prohibited
Distance from the parking: Short
Road access: Any vehicle in dry weather
Day-use fees: None

Elevation: 4,250 ft (1,295 m)

Dyke Hot Springs is located:

  • 30 miles south of Denio Junction
  • 54 miles south of Fields, OR
  • 78 miles northwest of Winnemucca, NV
  • 166 miles south of Burns, OR.

Water T° (source): 150-170°F (66-77°C)
Water T° (creek): 115°F (46°C)

Directions to Dyke Hot Springs

From Denio Junction,

  • Follow 25.2 miles to Duffurena Road (Big Creek Road)
  • Turn right (west) after milepost 41
  • Drive 6.8 miles to the intersection Big Creek Road and Woodward Road
  • Turn left onto Woodward Road and continue 3.9 miles to the destination.

From Winnemucca,

  • Drive north on US 95 to US 140
  • Turn left (west) between milepost 40 and 41 (40.9)
  • Drive 6.8 miles to the intersection Big Creek Road and Woodward Road
  • Turn left onto Woodward Road and continue 3.9 miles to the destination.

After you pass a ranch, just in 0.85 miles bear left on the folk, go 1-mile and turn left to the hot springs.

GPS: N 41°34.050' W 118°34.036' | 41.567498, -118.56726

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