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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Recreation

Alvord Desert

Burns District  |  OR

Season Dates:  1/1 - 12/31

Fees:  Use fee at the Alvord Hot Springs - visit www.alvordhotsprings.com for current rates

The Alvord playa is a popular venue for land sailing, driving, and camping. Sore travelers will find sweet solace at Alvord Hot Springs - a privately owned, fee hot spring that bubbles up at 174 degrees, but cools considerably by the time it reaches man-made sitting pools. Other pools in the area, including Mickey Hot Springs, are too dangerously hot for use by anyone. Please keep your dogs and children a safe distance away.

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Activities:

Watchable WildlifeHuntingOff-Highway VehicleWild Horse ViewingHorse Back Riding

Directions:

From Burns, Oregon, take State Highway 78 southeast for approximately 65 miles. Turn right onto the East Steens Road and travel southwest for approximately 24 miles until you reach the Mann Lake Recreation Site turn-off on your right. The Alvord Desert is located approximately 12 miles south of Mann Lake by way of the East Steens Road.

Contact Information

28910 Hwy 20 West
Hines, OR 97738
541-573-4400

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