Frenchglen Warm Springs

General Description: A warm pool made from boulders next to an old fire road and near a swamp full of wildlife
General Location: In the middle of the southeastern oregon high desert
Pool Type: Sand and Gravel with boulder walls
Pool Temps: Warm (Below 100° F)
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Accessibility: Year Round, a 0.8 mile walk down an old fire road off of a seasonal scenic road near a paved road
Restrictions: None, but no good parking or camping spots
Elevation: 4200 feet.
Distance from road: 0.80 mile.
Map Reference: Burns District Map, or Frenchglen OR USGS 7.5 minute quadrangle

The Hot Spring:

Frenchglen Warm Springs used to have bath house and a large pool back in the 70's but today there is no evidence any of that ever existed.  Warm 89 degree F water spring up under some bounders below the old fire road and flow into a shallow 5-6 foot diameter sand and gravel pool.  Boulders and rocks separate the pool from the adjacent swamp so it can get buggy sometimes.  The little trees in the swamp make for a nice little spot to rest and cool off during a hot summer day, and the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge has some good bird watching if you're into that.

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