Paulina Hot Springs
Address: LaPine, Oregon
General Description: Paulina Lake Hot Springs is a very unique hot spring adventure. Along Paulina Lake there are primitive underdeveloped beach dug driftwood tubs with geothermal hot springs. This hot springs phenomena can be found high up in a caldera of the Newberry National Volcanic Monument in Central Oregon.
Location: From Bend, Oregon it is 35 miles or about 90 minutes to Paulina Lake Hot Springs
Directions: From Bend, Oregon take highway 97 to Paulina Lake Hot Springs.
Accessibility: Paulina Hot Springs is accessible is seasonal. During the winter the roads are closed. Check road conditions before you attempt to this adventure. You can drive up to Paulina Lake. There is then a hiking trail to hike to get to the hot springs.
Hot Springs: Paulina Hot Springs are found along the shore of Pauline Lakes. The hot springs are primitive cutouts dug into the side of the lake with driftwood. The temperature depends on the season. It usually is about 95 degrees in good conditions.
Hot Spring Tips: Day use only. No digging new hot spring pools. Only use existing primitive pools. The park recommends that you stay on the marked path. Camping and fires are only allowed in designated areas. Check road conditions. The road is closed for snow in the winter.
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