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The two RV Gypsies
relaxed at Crystal Crane Hot Springs
59315 Highway 78
Burns, Oregon 97720
August 5-6, 2013

USA map showing location of Oregonmap showing location of Burns, Oregon

Crystal Crane Hot Springs was a small campground with hot springs located right In the campground. There were only seven (7) RV sites, three (3) of which were 50 amp full hook-up. (There was a lone campsite on the hill but it appeared to be reserved for someone special). There were also several cabins for rent.
The "Commons Room" was nice and had a big TV, couch, recliner, magazines, books, puzzles and such. It is attached to the office, and closed at 9 P.M. However, the hot springs is outdoors of course, so the hot springs can be used 24/7 by campers and cabin renters, but is also open to the public until 9 P.M. 

No cable at sites, but there was TV in the commons room until 9 P.M. The campground had an unsecured Wi-Fi site that came in fairly fast. This campground had the worst water pressure that the two RV Gypsies have ever experienced, yet they had sprinklers running to water the grass areas. The campground had a gravel road and sites with grassy areas near cabins and the ponds. The campground did not seem to object to a clothes rack for bathing suits and towels, and their literature did not mention anything about washing cars. Yes, the two RV Gypsies would stay here again sometime in the future.

Crystal Crane Hot Springs sign
The RV and toad of the two RV Gypsies at Crystal Crane Hot Springs

The RV and toad of the two RV Gypsies at Crystal Crane Hot Springs.

The RV and toad of the two RV Gypsies at Crystal Crane Hot Springs
The RV and toad of the two RV Gypsies at Crystal Crane Hot Springs

Below: The view from the dining room window of the two RV Gypsies' RV- and the view from the front window of the two RV Gypsies' RV.

view from the dining room window of the two RV Gypsies' RV
view from the front window of the two RV Gypsies' RV.

Below: Views of the hot springs from different angles. There are two hot springs side by side - one for wildlife and one for people. The two RV Gypsies only saw a few ducks in the wildlife pond.

panorama of the two hot springs ponds
the wildlife pond
two hot springs side by side
panorama of the two hot springs ponds
Crystal Crean Hot Springs pond
steam at Crystal Crean Hot Springs pond

Below is the area the two RV Gypsies entered the hot springs from. It dipped down right at the entry. This was difficult to maneuver in the dark as there were no lights in the area at night. The pond was rocky, so the two RV Gypsies wore water-shoes in the hot springs pond.

Crystal Crean Hot Springs pond

View from the hillside where the lone RV was parked on day one.

View from the hillside

Shadows of the two RV Gypsies as they took the above photos.

Shadows of the two RV Gypsies
Shadows of the two RV Gypsies
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signs at Crystal Crane Hot Springs
Crystal Crane Hot Springs
Crystal Crane Hot Springs
Crystal Crane Hot Springs

Karen Duquette tried taking a few photos of herself in the hot springs while Lee was in the RV across the street resting. She had the hot springs all to herself and really enjoyed it. The temperature was about 100 degrees, which is slightly less than other hot springs Karen has been in. And actually, there were hot spots and cold spots throughout the pond. The middle of the hot springs was pretty deep.

Karen Duquette at Crystal Crane Hot Springs
Karen Duquette at Crystal Crane Hot Springs
Karen in flames
Karen Duquette at Crystal Crane Hot Springs

Later Karen and Lee returned to the hot springs together. This time they brought beach noodles with them because there were no seats in this hot spring area. Lee seldom goes in hot springs and he did not stay too long. But Karen was thrilled that he joined her for awhile.

the two RV Gypsies at Crystal Crane Hot Springs
the two RV Gypsies at Crystal Crane Hot Springs
Lee Duquette at Crystal Crane Hot Springs
Karen Duquette at Crystal Crane Hot Springs
Lee Duquette at Crystal Crane Hot Springs
Karen Duquette at Crystal Crane Hot Springs
Wto RV Gypsies in flames
the two RV Gypsies at Crystal Crane Hot Springs

Each of the two evenings that the two RV Gypsies stayed at Crystal Crane Hot Springs, they enjoyed the hot springs in the evening until about midnight. Lee just did not want Karen out alone, so he joined her.

They tried taking night-time photos of themselves and the results are very funny. The flash on the camera was so bright, that they had to close their eyes, and even then the bright flash hurt their eyes because the evening was so dark. (There were lots of stars in the sky, but absolutely no moon, and no artificial lights near the hot springs) So go ahead and have a good laugh at the photos below.

laughing clipart dude
Karen Duquette at Crystal Crane Hot Springs at night
Lee Duquette at Crystal Crane Hot Springs at night

Notice the reflection of their heads in the water.

Lee Duquette at Crystal Crane Hot Springs at night
Karen Duquette at Crystal Crane Hot Springs at night

What a beautiful sunset right behind the RV of the two RV Gypsies at Crystal Crane Hot Springs in Burns, Oregon.

sunset right behind the RV of the two RV Gypsies
sunset right behind the RV of the two RV Gypsies
sunset right behind the RV of the two RV Gypsies
sunset right behind the RV of the two RV Gypsies

The RV of the RV Gypsies as Karen and Lee returned from the hot springs around midnight. There was one street-light by their RV.

The RV of the RV Gypsies
The RV of the RV Gypsies

Leaving Crystal Crane Hot Springs to go to Bruneau Dunes State Park, Karen photographed the building on the hill across from the campground because she wanted a better look at what that one lone building was. The red signs on each side of the building say Hyundai.

Hyundai building
Hyundai building

BYE! BYE! Crystal Crane Hot Springs. It was fun! See you next time around!

BYE! BYE!

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