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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1
Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $26.00
The draw for this park is the hot springs pond and private tubs. The pond is full of wonderful hot water that feels so silky and smooth, makes you feel great. Birds all over the place. There are 5 electric/water RV sites and I believe 2 with sewer as well. We paid $26 because there is a $3 pet charge, but normal rate is $23. #5 has the best privacy, if it can be called that, for sitting outside under your awning; otherwise in #1 thru #4 you are really right on top of your neighbor. Enough room for slide-outs and awning but just barely. No grass or trees in or near the sites, just gravel. There are also 5 cabin-type accommodations around the pond (quick walk, a few steps to the water) and 5 apartment-type accommodations further away from the pond. There is a dry camping area that we didn't really take a good look at, but it appears to have a lot of grass, probably nice for tent campers. There is a communal kitchen, a couple of communal fire pits (none in the RV section), and a very nice common room with big screen TV, tables and chairs, Wi-Fi (which isn't available in the RV sites, only in this room), lots of books and games, and some nice soft stuffed chairs. Make a reservation if you plan to go and might want to stay more than a night. You can also pay a day-use fee that is very reasonable to use the pond. The surface in and around the pond is a black volcanic gravel that is fairly sharp - I saw people using it barefoot, but I had to use water shoes, hubs had to use flip-flops. The restroom at the pond area was very clean, but the showers (only 2) were minimal at best, and I couldn't honestly call them clean (gravel on the floor, soiled bath rug on the floor, and icky shower curtain). We would stay here again if in the area but ONLY for the pond, which was really wonderful. It's open all night, and you can wear whatever you want except your birthday suit. Highway 78 is within hearing distance, but it is by no means noisy anywhere in the park. We camped at Crystal Crane Hot Springs in a Travel Trailer.
Don't miss visiting the Malheur Wildlife Refuge, especially if you are a bird-watcher. Burns is within 25 miles for restaurants, grocery, hardware, etc. I wouldn't go in hot weather - very little shade, and it gets really hot in this part of Oregon during the summer. I'd suggest spring or fall. Who wants to get into a pool with hot water when it's already hot outside anyway?
Review Count: 23
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1
Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $25.00
We stayed here with a group of RVing friends. (9 RVs.) It is a great place for that type of activity. Although most of the RV sites were in a gravel parking lot there were a couple that had grass. Our site had electricity, water and sewer, but many don't have sewer.The hot springs pool was a favorite of many in our group and the temperature was regulated by the staff by using water from different temperature wells. The power at the site was good and the WiFi worked well in the community room next to the office. We used the community room for a potluck one night and games the next. Free coffee was available by 6:30 each morning and the staff was friendly and helpful. There were several yellow headed blackbirds nesting in the reeds just behind the hot pool (see pictures). We would stay here again. It is a great base camp for exploring the area. We saw wildlife in the two refuges south of the campground and wild horses along the Steens mountain loop south entrance. We stay 3 nights. We camped at Crystal Crane Hot Springs in a Travel Trailer.
Things to see in the area. Malheur Wildlife Refuge, Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge, The Round barn, Steens mountains, and for you who are willing to travel farther - you can mine Sunstones (free) in a BLM collection area north of Plush, Oregon.
Review Count: 67
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 16
Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $25.00
I guess we didn't see the same park. Frankly, we thought it was fairly dumpy and in need of significant maintenance. The weeds around our utility hookups were literally knee high. WiFi at the site was non-existent. There was no grass whatsoever, anywhere in any site, just around the pond. The road to our site was overgrown with weeds, making it tough to maneuver, especially a large coach. No shade of any kind. The same water that is so nice to lounge in is piped to the sites and is undrinkable due to the high sulfur content. We paid for two night and left after one. Yes, the hot pool was nice for an hour or two in the evening. We camped at Crystal Crane Hot Springs in a Motorhome.
There is nothing whatsoever for miles and miles around this park. Burns is a good sized town about 20 miles north. The only positive note was that the only OTA TV we got was 2 PBS stations.
Review Count: 22
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4
Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $23.00
I stayed here one night. The views are excellent here. The natural hot springs pond was great to try and relax in while looking at the beautiful view. We arrived in time for a relaxing dip before the other campers came. I loved it! I didn't have to unhook my jeep here. We had a nice pull thru site. I was charged $23.00 with my escapee discount for electric and water. I had a 30amp site. When I called to make a reservation, they charged my credit card right away. The RV park charged me $3.00 for my dog. The satellite reception was good and our site was level. I agree with the other reviews that if you like it quiet this is your place. We drove US Hwy 20 to get there and it was very windy. When I asked about the wifi, I was told it broke. We have a at&t hotspot but we didn't get any wifi reception at this rv park. We camped at Crystal Crane Hot Springs in a Motorhome.
Bring a noodle floaty we had fun floating in the natural pond with them.
Review Count: 76
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 21
Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $25.00
We parked our motorhome here for two nights. We used this for a stopover between Bend, Or and Boise, ID. If you're looking for quiet and out of the way, this is it. Unfortunately, when we were there they had a problem with their pump so the hot springs pond was lukewarm. However, full hookups, with workable WiFi and a nice common area with TV, books and games. They also have available cabins, tent spaces and private hot tubs. We camped at Crystal Crane Hot Springs in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2
Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $30.00
The camping spaces were adequate and fairly level. No trees to worry about. The hot springs were AWESOME! Hosts were great. Can't wait to return! We camped at Crystal Crane Hot Springs in a Fifth Wheel.
Review Count: 39
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 5
Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $23.00
This place is the best. We do this full time. In other words we live in our RV all the time. For the last 3 and a half years. We go to a lot of RV parks. This is not a resort, but it clean, nice laid out well and has a huge pond that's 101°F, all the time. It's a mineral spring. This place is quite, nice, fantastic, and it's my all-time favorite RV park. We camped at Crystal Crane Hot Springs in a Fifth Wheel.
Review Count: 31
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2
Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $20.00
We planned on staying for only one night but if you want sewer you must stay two nights. They only have 4 sites with electric, water, sewer, and 5 sites with water and electric. They also have sleeping cabins and tent area. The main draw for us was the hot springs pond. The temp was around 102 and very relaxing. It is small volcanic gravel bottom so some type of shoe is recommended. They also have private hot tubs available at an extra cost. The pond is used for day use and draws in quite a few people. There are only 2 restrooms and 2 showers which both had a waiting line but were clean. There is a very nice common room with kitchen facilities and television. No cable TV or WiFi available at our site. Its a shame the grounds are ruined by an area of junk. Old building, old campers, and heavy equipment make the area an eyesore. They do accept Passport America for 1 nite bringing the rate to $10. Not sure if we would return. We camped at Crystal Crane Hot Springs in a Travel Trailer.
Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1
Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $216.00
My wife and I stayed here in March 2014 for eight days and were very pleased with the Park. We had a very nice pull through in the back by the huge dog area. Very friendly owners and well maintained park. I will definitely stay again. Rate was weekly. We camped at Crystal Crane Hot Springs in a Fifth Wheel.
Review Count: 196
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 20
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $9.00
This is a rustic campground with 7 water/electric sites and 3 full hook-up sites. The road into the campground, as well as the sites is on packed volcanic gravel. The water/electric sites are pull-thru and the full hook-up sites are back-ins. The water/electric sites have 30 amp electrical service only. The electrical voltage was good. I don’t know what amp service the full hook-up sites have. The pull-thru sites are fairly level. There is a huge grass area for tenters. The hot springs pond ($3.50 per person) is relatively small for the amount of people could be using it. The temperature of the pond is kept around 98 degrees and was refreshing. There is a bathroom with 2 private showers, a community room as well as a community kitchen. There weren’t enough showers for the amount of people that could be using the pond. Verizon air card and cell phone worked well. There is Wi-Fi available, but we did not use it. I would imagine during the busy season, this place could be a zoo. We would come back here again if we were in the area. We camped at Crystal Crane Hot Springs in a Fifth Wheel.
Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $15.00
Lovely hot springs in a desolate location. Facilities were rustic but very good and staff were very friendly and helpful. Very economical place to RV but wish there were more RV sites as we had to camp in the dry camp area as the serviced sites were full. However the hot spring is wonderful. We camped at Crystal Crane Hot Springs in a Travel Trailer.
Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $18.00
Great price-nice hot springs pool. Pleasant managers. The draw for us was hot springs, unhappily for us it was very windy so the pool was only 95 degrees. Still had a nice time using the tv and WiFi in rec room. Also the cooking shack for guest. Nice touch for only $18. We will be back. Would have given a 10/10 but the cost for private rooms were too high and the pool area needs indoor/ outdoor carpet or cement as you get out. Tracked too much dust/ gravel into RV We camped at Crystal Crane Hot Springs in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 236
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 17
Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $9.00
This is a hot springs and the RV Park is there to accommodate the hot springs. They accept the PA discount for one night which is all we stayed. The Park itself is all gravel which is dusty and there is no sewer hookups for one night stays. It doesn't matter, even there is room available, you cannot buy sewer hookups for one night period. Overall we enjoyed the Park and it's quietness and I would stay here again. You can't stay anywhere for nine dollars - a very good deal. We camped at Crystal Crane Hot Springs in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 70
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 6
Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $9.00
This park is only 3 miles from Crane, but has a Burns, OR address. There are several small cabins and pull-thru RV sites with full hook ups in gravel parking lot. Friendly staff and owners. Small store. Rate is Passport America and does not include fee to soak in hot springs-fed pond. Many locals appeared this Saturday night to partake of the springs, but when the sun went down they all disappeared. Good birding. I would stay here again. There are few options for an RVer between Bend and Boise. We camped at Crystal Crane Hot Springs in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 34
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 2
Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $9.00
We spent one night here under Passport America. It is a small park but we did enjoy ourselves. They have a natural fed hot springs pool that guests can utilize free of charge. We found the hot 'pool' very relaxing. The staff was very nice and in the morning when we left, the camp host came by to thank us for staying. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Crystal Crane Hot Springs in a Motorhome.
There is nothing whatsoever for miles and miles around this park. Burns is a good sized town about 20 miles north. The only positive note was that the only OTA TV we got was 2 PBS stations.bobcovey • August 2015
Bring a noodle floaty we had fun floating in the natural pond with them.Seize the Day RV Adventures • August 2015
Don't miss visiting the Malheur Wildlife Refuge, especially if you are a bird-watcher. Burns is within 25 miles for restaurants, grocery, hardware, etc. I wouldn't go in hot weather - very little shade, and it gets really hot in this part of Oregon during the summer. I'd suggest spring or fall. Who wants to get into a pool with hot water when it's already hot outside anyway?K and R on the road • May 2016
Things to see in the area. Malheur Wildlife Refuge, Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge, The Round barn, Steens mountains, and for you who are willing to travel farther - you can mine Sunstones (free) in a BLM collection area north of Plush, Oregon.Another brick in the wall • May 2016
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