Kah-Nee-Ta Resort

General Description: A resort, spa, casino, golf course, swimming pool, and a hot springs... wow!?!
General Location: Warm Springs Indian Reservation
Pool Type: Swimming pools, and chlorinated hot tubs
Pool Temps: Slightly Hot (100° - 102° F), Warm (Below 100° F)
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Accessibility: Year Round
Restrictions: No nudes, and no pets
Elevation: 1500 feet.
Distance from road: 0.00 mile.
Map Reference: Eagle Butte OR USGS 7.5 minute quadrangle


The Hot Spring:

  Kah-Nee-Ta Resort is ran by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and based around the hot springs on Warm Springs River.  Once a natural spring Kah-Nee-Ta Hot Springs are now locked up to serve time for crimes against humanity, punishable by being forced to be chlorinated and stuffed into a swimming pool with a water slide and a couple jet hot tubs.  Hear you can't get a good soak, unless you don't mind being surrounded by kids on a concrete sun deck.  You can have a good game of golf, miniature golf, tennis, volleyball, basketball, a trail ride on horseback, or loose some money at the casino.

  The resort also has rooms for rent, cabins to rent, and Tee Pee's with beds, and full RV hook-ups.  Next to the swimming pool is Spa Wanapine, a European style beauty spa.  The spa offers several different styles of massage with some using the hot spring water and rocks heated from the hot spring.  Spa Wanapine also has a variety of facials, body wraps, and aromatherapies.  A fine dining restaurant is at the resort as well with the Juniper Room.

  The Resort was built in the sixties after the Tribes lost a traditional fishing ground after a hydroelectric dam was built on the Columbia River near The Dalles in 1958.  Celilo Falls which the tribe had used for generations to survive was lost and the government gave the tribe 4 million dollars in return.  They gave Oregon State University $100,000 to do an economic-development study that determined the money would be best spent in a resort based around the hot springs.  In 1996 a flood on Warm Springs River destroyed the old resort and the new revamped resort with spa opened in 1998.

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