Antelope Hot Springs

Frenchglen, Oregon, USA

Category: Hot Springs-soakable

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C/O Hiking & Soaking in the Western U.S. & Canada

GPS GeoCoords: 42.833253, -118.959338
Corrected Coords: 42.50208 -119.68951

Located in the Hot Springs Campground in the Sheldon-Hart Mountain Nation Wildlife Refuge.

The hot springs at the refuge campground has been rebuilt, with scenic natural rock walls replacing the ugly cinder blocks. It's mesmerizing to soak in the 102-degree water and look for rocks in the shape of states.

The springs are natural . . . the waters bubble up from a gravel bed in the bottom of the pool.

They are accessible all the time without charge.

The pool can accomodate about six people. During the summer months there is a camp host on-site. During the other seasons, this campground is easily accessible by maintained roads which nevertheless can be difficult in winter. Nudity only with a level of discretion.

Driving Instructions: Hart Mountain Antelope Refuge, and Antelope Hot Springs are 67.4 miles northeast of Lakeview. From the junction of Highway 140 and Highway 395 in Lakeview, head north to the point where they diverge and Highway 140 continues east, 4.6 miles. Turn right and drive to the turnoff for Hart Mountain and Plush, 15.8 miles, between mileposts 15 &16. Turn left, onto Country Road 313, and drive to a crossroads in Plush, 18.8 miles. Turn left and continue to Country Road 3-12, signed for Hart Mountain, 0.9 miles. Turn right and drive generally east to the end to the end of the pavement, 13.4 miles (do not get sidetracked by another country road). Now on gravel, drive to the refuge headquarters, 9.6 miles (the last three are steep). Bear right at the junction just beyond the headquarters and drive to the turnoff for the bathhouse at the hot springs, 4.1 miles (go right when the road forks). Turn right and drive on a rough dirt road to parking near a cinder-block building, 0.2 miles.

Tel: 541-947-2731