Summer Lake Hot Springs is a unique place to come and enjoy a relaxing steam bath in the midst of the serene scenery of Southern Oregon. The beautiful hot springs are located near the large alkali Summer Lake, along the National Scenic Byway - Highway 31. This rustic hot springs resort is a fully loaded retreat area with camping grounds, cabins, and guest houses, indoor and outdoor pools.
Natural mineral water flows out of the Slide Mountain fault at 106-113°F and cools as it is piped into a barn-like bathhouse that features a swimming-size indoor pool, changing rooms, and showers. The pool size is 15-by-30-foot with a depth ranging from 3.5 to 5 feet. A rapid and continuous water flow, about 20 gallons a minute, means no chemical treatment of the water is required. There are three rock-lined outdoor pools on the west side of the bathhouse. This perfect location allows you to capture a stunning sunset while soaking in the hot mineral water.
The pools are always kept at a comfortable temperature and open 24 hours for overnight guests. The hot springs resort offers geothermally heated cabins and guest houses. A two-bedroom ranch house is featured by "Grotto" piazza with private soaking pools.
The area was first discovered and documented in 1843, by John Fremont, during his expedition to establish a path to the Willamette Valley. He gave it the name “Summer Lake”. Soon, the hot springs became a popular spot for thermal bathing and it still remains the favorite soaking destinations.
There are tent camping and RV sites available to rent for those who want to soak in the energy from the ground and stare up at the stars. As a camper, you can use fire pits and picnic tables as well as hot springs pools. Check accommodations rates on the Summer Lake Hot Springs website.
Summer Lake Hot Springs hosts workshops including yoga and meditation. Also, each year the resort has music festivals such as “The Coyote Festival” in the summer and “The Outback Music Festival” in the fall.
Summer Lake Hot Springs | General Description
Open: 365 days a year, 9 am - 7 pm; 24 hours for overnight guests
Managed: Private Property
Development: Large indoor pool, outdoor rock pools
Services: Workshops, massage, yoga, meditation
Accommodations: Guest cabins, camping, and RV sites
Clothing: Required before 9 pm; optional after 9 pm
Distance from the parking: Short
Road Access: Any vehicle
Day-use fees: Yes, children under 6 - free
Elevation: 4,265 ft (1,300 m)
Summer Lake Hot Springs is located:
- 6.2 miles west of Paisley
- 51 miles north of Lakeview
- 124 miles south of Bend
- 200 miles southeast of Eugene.
- Drive 22.8 miles north onto US-395 N to OR-31
- Continue north onto Highway OR-31 for 28.3 miles to Summer Lake Hot Springs (on the right)
- Follow 31 miles south on US 97 south to OR-31 South
- Turn left onto OR-31 S and follow for 92 miles to Summer Lake Hot Springs (on the left).
Address: 41777 OR-31, Paisley, OR 97636