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 at the eastern edge 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 a surface temperature of 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. The thermal water cools down a little bit but not enough coming to the tub at 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 cool down for the next visitor. The tub is big enough to hold four people.
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 is 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 private property. Be sure to pack out all trash and do not abuse the privilege of accessing the area.
Fisher Hot Springs | General Description
Managed: BLM, partially on the private property
Location: Warner Valley
Services: No services are available
Accommodations: Camping is not prohibited
Distance from parking: Short
Road Access: High-clearance vehicles are recommended, the road can be inaccessible during wet weather
Day-use fees: None
Elevation: 4,482 ft (1,366 m)
Fisher Hot Springs is located:
- 14 miles northeast of Adel
- 42 miles east of Lakeview
- 143 miles southeast of Bend
- 258 miles southeast of Eugene.