Whether you’re an RVer or a tenter, Grande Hot Springs Resort in La Grande is an excellent choice for your next trip. Two seasonal geothermal bathing pools are accessible to registered guests and day users from May through September, with twilight swim hours available.
The hot springs are at the bottom of a steep cliff. Even before Europeans came, the native people valued them for their healing powers.
Located on the western side of Hot Lake, just a half mile from Hot Lake Springs & Hotel, Grande Hot Springs RV Resort was once called Eagles Hot Lake RV Park. This place first opened in 1988, and it was an important part of the first lodge.
However, in 1990, the Hot Lake estate was on the brink of insolvency and foreclosure. In 1994, the RV resort and the Hot Springs Lake broke up and are now owned by different groups.
Natural Hot Springs Pools
Every day, thermal springs in the earth feed nearly two million gallons of 186°F geothermal water into Hot Lake. The hot water from the lake is piped to the pool, spa, and soaking tubs and is also used to heat the whole complex.
To get the right temperature for soaking, hot water from the well is mixed with 77°F water from the same well. Additionally, this water contains minerals and may be used without worry.
The two thermal bathing pools of Grande Hot Springs are available annually between May and September. A temperature of 92 to 96°F is maintained in the warm soaking pool, and the hot soaking pool is kept between 102 and 104°F.
To relax in comfort, guests of this RV park may get lodging with their own personal hot tubs. Private yurts are equipped with geothermal baths, which are clothing-optional. The recreational hot spring pools require bathers to wear clothing.
Camping, Yurts, Airstream and Tiny House Rentals
Campers may choose from yurts, tent sites, a group tent area, and RV sites with full hookups. All accommodations come with complimentary access to the hot springs. From April through October, the public may go for a soak between the hours of 9 am and 8 pm.
They have 100 full-hookup RV spaces and ten tent sites available at Grande. There’s also a group tent area. Both 30-amp and 50-amp full hookup sites are available.
Although dogs are welcome on the premises, they are not permitted in the swimming pools or spas.
Two separate yurts are available for rent on the premises, each with its own private soaking tub(s) and WiFi. The first one called the DeluxeYurt has a queen bed and can sleep two, with a wooden hot springs tub. The latter, the Premium Yurt, sleeps five and showcases two claw-foot tubs fed by hot springs. Both have a mini-fridge and coffeemaker, but not much else as far as a kitchen goes.
The bathroom and showers are a short 1-minute walk from the yurts in the Office/Lodge building.
A 27-foot 1970 Airstream is available for rent. It features a remodeled Pendleton-theme, but still maintains all its vintage charm. It can sleep up to 3 people. There’s a full-size bed and a dining table that converts to a twin bed. The kitchen has a propane stove, refrigerator, microwave, plus kitchenware.
This beautiful tiny home offers a rustic glamping abode. it has a living area with a queen sleeper sofa and a bedroom with a queen bed. It also features a fully-stocked kitchen and a bathroom with two sinks and a shower.
Horseshoe pits, a playground, a pet walk, a croquet set, a performance page, fire pits, and a convenience shop may all be found at the office, among many other recreational amenities.
Another local soaking option with accommodations on-site is The Lodge at Hot Lake Springs. It’s situated less than a mile, a couple minutes’ drive on the opposite, eastern side of the lake.
Address: 65182 Hot Lake Lane, La Grande, Oregon 97850
Season: Camping is year-round, soaking is May-September (usually)