What a great campground with the added bonus of a hot springs! This developed campground offers dry camping, RV rentals, TeePees with private tubs and patios, bunk cabins, and an Inn. Staying the night allows you to access the hot springs at anytime which is nice during cooler nights where you can soak and stare at the stars. There is also a full camp kitchen which includes all the required cooking utensils, stove, and table. There is also a lounge area with couches, a TV, a few tables, as well as board games, and plenty of "To-DO" suggestions for the near by area. The bathroom/changing room/showers were clean and well attended. If you are in the area I highly recommended stopping and having a soak at this great campground.
We were in need of a place to camp as were were driving through OR. Found this location and decided to give it a try. We kept tabs on the website and determined we would forgo a reservation for a mid-week overnighter. The sites with hookups filled up for the night but not the dry camping sites. Plus there is an overflow area. The natural hot spring pool was wonderful and large enough to accommodate quite a few people. We met folks from near Bend that come to this place regularly.
The $30 dry camping fee included unlimited use of the hot spring pool, showers and restroom (There were no electrical outlets in the restroom for those wanting to use a hair dryer). Others have described the other amenities so I won't.
We visited Crystal Crane Hot Springs Aug, 2018. The property has a general store, large common room with board games and book sharing, and a kitchen that can be used for cooking or food storage by all guests. Overnight accommodations include: 9 cabins, 9 RV spots, 15 tent spots, a 3 bedroom ranch house, 3 bedroom inn, and a teepee with a private hot tub. Our RV spot had a gorgeous view of the surrounding high dessert and the stars at night were amazing as there is very little light pollution.
The employees and owners are friendly, helpful, and eager to make sure guest's needs were met. One of the men told us about a pair of tundra swans that made there home on a pond at the back of the property
I enjoyed our stay so much that I wished we had booked more nights. It's a long drive from major towns but the drive is worth the effort, Note this is not an appropriate campsite for the "party" crowd. This is a family-friendly place with a no-open-alcohol policy and clothing required in the pond.
This little gem is nestled in SE Oregon and features an assortment of camping options, from private tee-pee, dry camping, to full RV hook ups this place can accommodate any guest. The water is naturally at 160 degrees yet they "hold" the temp at 100 degrees. This may make it a bit cool for some. The spring is actually fed into a pond with a soft, black gravel/sand bottom. There are private soaking tubs available though at 15 bucks a head per hour the cost is on the high side. We found it to be a worthy treat though we must declare that hot springs are our personal favorites. We stayed in dry camp site #2 which featured its own picnic table and fire ring. Fires are permitted yet while we stayed you were required to have a bucket of water on site while the fire was burning. Wood is available at 7 bucks a bundle and the water buckets are provided for use FOC. There is minimal shade though the camp does have a community center with wifi and AC. There is also a communal kitchen. The kitchen is 24/7 and the center is 8am to 9pm. Showers are super clean though a bit cramped. The best part is that the pond is 24/7 and stargazing under an expansive sky while soaking I. the healing warm waters is a magical experience. Check it out, you won't regret it. Last arrival,is at 9pm and mandatory quiet is from 10pm to sunrise. Book on this one was "The Kybalion, and musIc was The Deads Europe '72. Enjoy it boppers….
Our truck broke down just a mile or so from this campground and boy, were we glad they were there! We were leaking diesel fuel and smoke was coming from our engine by the time we found this spot to pull in. The staff was extremely nice, even though there was not much they could do to help. They were full for the night but said we could stay in the overflow area (no electricity or water hookups). It was definitely lucky we made it here!
The campground itself is fairly small, with RV sites with full hookups, cabins, and tent spots. For the high desert, the scenery is beautiful. It was great to relax in the hot springs after a stressful few hours of getting the truck towed to the shop and our trailer towed to the overflow site.
I can't speak for the rest of the camp spots, but the overflow sites were very bumpy and difficult to level your trailer. The staff and amenities make up for what we lacked in the overflow spot though. Common room with games and TV and coffee, along with a full kitchen to cook/clean/eat. Showers and restrooms were ok, but not superb.
While I'm very grateful we were able to camp here for the night (as it's in the middle of nowhere!), I think the price we paid for a dry camping site was a bit much. The other prices seemed a bit steep as well.
Staff was super accommodating and let us stay way past the check out time while we had to wait for roadside assistance to tow us into town the next day.
This would be a great place to stay for a night or two, if you want some relaxation and solitude. There is really not much else to do out here (hiking, etc.) and the closest town is a good 25 minutes away.
My brand spanking new husband and I drove up from San Francisco to Portland for our honeymoon. We camped along our drive but never had a set destination. Luckily, around sunset, we stumbled across Crystal Crane Hot Springs. The staff was incredibly nice to accommodate our last minute reservation.
Crystal Crane Hot Springs has tent camping, RV camping, small cabins and family size cabins. I can't speak towards other reservations but the tent camping was walk-in. The tent spots were in the back in a quiet area pushed up against field full of birds and bird blinds.
Guests have access to bathrooms, showers, and the main lobby. The main lobby is a nice place to warm up in the morning and is outfitted with books, games, muffins, coffee, tea and local guides. They also have a little store with towels, bathrobes
There are private hot springs you can rent hourly but there's a giant natural hot spring that's free to campers. You can rent towels, too. You can also buy an hourly pass if you don't want to camp. The main hot spring is the perfect temperature and depth. We even had the distinct pleasure of watching a distant lightning storm while soaking in the evening.
The camping availability is definitely on the luxury side but is well worth it for $25 for tent camping. Despite having a lot of real estate available on the property, it doesn't feel crowded and is surrounded by miles of field land.