Good soak, overnight: Crystal Crane Hot Springs near Burns, Oregon


This was one of those happenstance destinations.

We were driving east along Hwy 20 from Bend, Ore., when we began reminiscing about the time we boondocked not too many miles away at Alvord Hot Springs a couple of years ago.

I grabbed our copy of “Hot Springs in the Northwest” to check if there were any hot springs within our general direction and location. And there it was, only 25 miles southeast of Burns, Ore., Crystal Crane Hot Springs.

We found our way there in time to enjoy the healing waters, talk with fellow travelers from as far away as England, and spot at least a dozen different types of birds that were taking in the waters of the run off pool (including the yellow-chested black bird).

RV Sites:
– Water/Power: $18/night,  (2 people)
– Water/Power/sewer: $20/night (min. two nights)
– Price includes soaks anytime between check in and 11 a.m. the following morning (check out time) Jimmy got up early to soak in the 102 degree outdoor pool.

To learn more about the wayfarer’s destination, go to an item I posted on RV Short

Julianne G. Crane



Photos: Crystal Crane Hot Springs early morning; yellow-chested black bird; facilities including the RV parking area. (Julianne G. Crane)

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