Grande Hot Springs is naturally available geothermal water in the Grande Ronde Valley, a half mile west of the historic Hot Lake Hotel. Previously known as Eagles Hot Lake RV Park, Grande Hot Springs is situated on the Hot Lake.
Until 1994, RV Resort on the east part of the Hot Lake was a part of the Hot Lake Springs property. After splitting into several parcels, the RV Resort and Hot Lake Springs have different owners.
The Hot Lake receives from ground springs 2 million gallons 186°F (86°C) thermal water a day. Pumped from the Hot Lake, a little cooler the 171°F hot water is used in the pools and private soaking tubs in yurts as well as for heating all buildings. The hot water is mixed with a well water to make a soaking temperature comfortable. The 77°F well water is also mineral and meets state drinking water standards.
There are the 30-foot in diameter soaking pool and 6-by12-foot pool (spa) behind the main lodge. The water is maintained about 95-degree and 103-degree Fahrenheit accordingly. If you prefer secluded soaking, yurts with soaking tubs on the private patio are available for reservation.
On the 24-acre property, there are the 100 RV sites with full hook-up service, tent sites, group tent area, and yurts. The public pools are open seasonally (April-October) from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m, though they can be open in winter (call to find out). Soaking is available year-round in the private soaking tubs in the yurts.
The main lodge has a small grocery store, a laundry, and showers.
There is a mile-long natural trail through the Ladd Marsh Wildlife sanctuary, a great place to hike while observing a variety of waterfowl species.
Access: 365 days a year
Public pools open from 9 am to 8 pm and can be closed in winter
Development: RV Resort, two outdoor pools, private tubs in yurts
Clothing: Required in the public pools
Service: Shower, restrooms, laundry, a small grocery store
Accommodations: RV and tent sites, yurts
Distance from the parking: Short
Day-use fees: Yes
Elevation: 2,800 ft (853 m)
GPS coordinates: 45.2444, -117.97
Belknap Hot Springs are located:
- 9 miles southeast of La Grande
- 166 miles northwest of Boise, ID
- 269 miles east of Portland.
Address: 65182 Hot Lake Lane, La Grande, OR 97850
Phone: (541) 963-5253
Water temperature (source): 186°F (86°С)
Water temperature (pool): 92°F (33°C) - 96°F (36°C)
Water temperature (spa): 102°F (39°C) - 104°F (40°C)
Water acidity level: Alkaline (pH=9.5)
Type of the springs: Sodium Chloride
Chemical used: Chlorine is used for public pools; mineral water in the private tubs is not treated with any chemicals
Average dissolved solids: 461 Mg/L
Things to Do and See Nearby
The 3,200-acre Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area is adjusted to Grande Hot Springs Resort. This preservation wildlife sanctuary provides habitat for breeding, nesting, and migrating birds.
Hot Lake Springs - lodging, soaking in the historic Hot Lake Hotel
Cove Warm Springs - seasonal swimming and soaking
Ritter Hot Springs - seasonal swimming and soaking, an accommodation is available
Wallowa Lake - swimming, hiking, biking, fishing, water sports
Directions to Grande Hot Springs
- From La Grande, take I-84 east toward Baker City
- Travel 2.7 miles to exit 265 for OR-203
- Turn right onto OR-203 and continue 5 miles on OR-302 South to the destination.