Home of many hot natural artesian mineral springs, Summer Lake Hot Springs is a place for serenity, healing, and renewal in Oregon’s high desert.
Totally chilled experience. Hauled my trailer and my dog out to the middle of nowhere, not expecting much but found a picturesque little haven nestled below snow capped mountains on the edge of dry lakebed. Sunrise to sunset the colors change. I found myself relaxing in the warm sun and quietness of it all. And to add on top of that the views from the hot pools are amazing. It got down to 14f so be prepared and up to 65f at the end of March. The drive from Bend to their is also amazingly peaceful. Took my dog and my mountain bike out into the brush also other trails up into the mountains if you are so inclined.
Used to be a nice place to soak.
I have been a fan of Summer Lake HS since the early 80's and it was truly a remote funky place to soak for a very reasonable price. The owners keep jacking up the price but barely keep the place maintained let alone improved. As of this writing, it cost $51 to dry camp! The pool was empty all winter because the fools decided to use what little hot water is available to provide for the cabins, hookups and outdoor tubs instead. The toilet in the bath house was disgusting, trash all over and no TP. Clueless bathers were not showering before entering the tubs, some wearing clothing instead of suits, talking on cell phones, etc. Disrespectful behavior sucks. I am so dissappointed at the poor management/behavior and will not be going back.
Soaking in silk
We spent two nights here dodging smoke from a nearby fire. First time visit so wasn’t sure what to expect. We had a very friendly check in and after chasing an avian visitor from our cabin proceeded to settle in. This place is laid back, rustic, owner managed and a real gem. Our cabin had a kitchen and large refrigerator-we could have easily spent a week here. The large pool house is very unique and the water warm. The three stone tubs outside seem to be warmer and quite comfortable. The water here is also unique as it gives your skin an immediate feeling of silkiness. We had one night of clear sky and no moon. The star viewing was great. Took a long hike around the playa the next morning and then visited the nearby wildlife refuge and petroglyphs. Thanks Duane and staff for your dedication to this enterprise. We hope to return soon.
Fantastic hot springs
Stayed here using one of their RV hook ups. Easy walk to hot springs. Inside pool was closed due to COVID-19 at the time. We left just as owner had to close the whole place down. Will definitely return when things are "normal" again. Would also love to spend a night or two in the concrete cabins.
Relaxing Hot Springs
Stayed in the Manzanita cabin, which was totally adequate. Bed was warm & comfortable. Cooking arrangements could stand some updating from the 2 hot plates and non-working oven, but were able to make due. The main pool house is nice & water warm, lots of dressing rooms & the 2 showers were more than enough to handle the amount of people present during our stay. The outdoor hot springs are accessible - one being warmer than the other. This is not a resort with all the amenities - it’s rustic & meant for simple relaxation.