Previously known as Eagles Hot Lake RV Park, Grande Hot Springs offers travelers a chance to bathe in the mineral water of Hot Lake Springs in the beautiful Grande Ronde Valley. The resort is situated on the east bank of Hot Lake, a half-mile west of the historic Hot Lake Hotel. One of the largest hot springs in the world, Hot Lake receives 2 million gallons of thermal ground water per day at a temperature of 186°F (86°C).
Prior to 1994, this resort was a part of the Hot Lake property. After splitting into several lots, the RV Resort and Hot Lake have had different owners.
Grande Hot Springs receives its water directly from Hot Lake. The hot geothermal water is used to heat buildings, and after mixing with the well water is piped into pools, private soaking tubs in yurts, and showers. The 77°F well water is also mineral and meets state drinking water standards.
Behind the main lodge, there are public pools filled with hot water of different temperatures. The pool is 30 feet in diameter with a temperature maintained at 95°F. The water of 6 by 12 feet hot tub has a temperature of 103°F. If you prefer secluded soaking, yurts with soaking tubs on the private patio are available for reservation.
On the 24-acre property, there are 100 RV sites with full hook-up service, tent sites, and yurts. The public pools are open seasonally from April through October from 9 am to 8 pm. It might 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.
Grande Hot Springs | General Description
Open: Year-round; Public pools open from 9 am to 8 pm
Location: La Grande
Development: RV Resort, two outdoor pools, private tubs in yurts
Service: Shower, restrooms, laundry, a small grocery store
Accommodations: RV and tent sites, yurts
Clothing: Required in the public pools
Distance from the parking: Short
Road Access: Any vehicle
Day-use fees: Yes
Elevation: 2,800 ft (853 m)
Grande Hot Springs is located:
- 9 miles southeast of La Grande
- 166 miles northwest of Boise, ID
- 269 miles east of Portland.