Touring Hot Springs Washington and Oregon: The States' Best Resorts and Rustic Soaks

Touring Hot Springs Washington and Oregon: The States' Best Resorts and Rustic Soaks

by Jeff Birkby

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Scattered from the rainforests of the Olympic Peninsula to the dry desert lakebeds of the Alvord Desert, the hot springs of Washington and Oregon provide some of the most unique vacation opportunities in the western United States. This guide describes 40 of the region's best soaks, including firsthand descriptions of each soaking location, along with detailed maps and directions, best seasons to visit, and intriguing histories and legends.Whether you're searching for a family hot springs resort with all the conveniences or an isolated natural thermal pool miles from civilization, Touring Washington and Oregon Hot Springs will guide you to a truly memorable escape from the ordinary.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493046645
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 12/01/2020
Series: Touring Hot Springs Series
Edition description: 3rd Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 496,592
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Jeff Birkby's passion for hot springs began in the early 1980s when he was hired as a geothermal energy specialist for state of Montana. Jeff currently consults on geothermal energy projects, helping hot springs owners use their thermal resources for greenhouse, swimming pool, and space heating. Jeff is a member of the Humanities Montana Speakers' Bureau, and often lectures on the social history of hot springs of the West. More than a dozen soakable hot springs are within a two-hour drive of Jeff's home in Missoula, Montana.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

Introduction ix

How to Use This Guide xii

The Hot Springs

Washington Hot Springs

Olympic Peninsula

1 Sol Due Hot Springs Resort 2

2 Olympic Hot Springs 8

San Juan Islands

3 Doe Bay Resort and Retreat 14

Washington Cascades

4 Baker Hot Spring 19

5 Scenic Hot Springs 23

6 Goldmyer Hot Springs 27

7 Carson Hot Springs Golf & Spa Resort 31

Central Washington

8 Soap Lake 37

Oregon Hot Springs

Oregon Cascades

9 Bagby Hot Springs 44

10 Breitenbush Hot Springs Retreat and Conference Center 50

11 Deer Creek (Bigelow) Hot Springs 56

12 Belknap Hot Springs Resort 60

13 Terwilliger (Cougar) Hot Springs 64

14 Wall Creek Hot Springs (Meditation Poof) 69

15 McCredie Hot Springs 73

16 Umpqua Hot Springs 78

17 Jackson Wellsprings 83

18 Lithia Springs Resort 87

Central Oregon

19 Paulina Lake Hot Springs and East Lake Hot Springs 90

20 Summer Lake Hot Springs 94

21 Hunter's Hot Springs Resort 100

22 Antelope (Hart Mountain) Hot Springs 105

23 Fisher Hot Springs 110

Noaheast Oregon

24 Ritter Hot Springs 114

25 Hot Lake Springs 120

26 Grande Hot Springs RV Resort 126

27 Cove Warm Springs 130

Southeast Oregon

28 Crane Hot Springs 132

29 Juntura Hot Springs 139

30 Mickey Hot Springs 144

31 Alvord Hot Springs 150

32 Borax Lake and Borax Hot Springs 155

33 Bog Hot Springs (Northwest Nevada) 162

34 Willow Creek (Whitehorse Ranch) Hot Springs 166

35 Snively Hot Springs 171

36 Echo Rock Hot Springs 174

37 Greely Bar Hot Springs 176

38 Ryegrass Hot Springs 178

39 Three Forks Warm Springs 180

Appendix: Honorable Mentions

A Crump Geyser 183

B Blue Mountain Hot Springs 187

C Lehman Hot Springs 192

D Medical Springs 196

Bibliography 201

Index 203

About the Author 204

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