A small lake in the Alvord Desert on BLM Land north of Fields. Borax lake is heated by thermal vents that heat it to 95 degrees. It is near an old Borax Works station, where borax was mined. The borax was transported by mule train to Winnemucca in Nevada. You can still see remnants of the station.
It takes some driving and bumpy roads to reach the lake. You can drive all the way to the lake if you do not want to take the bike or walk route. The tiny clay/sand particles can damage your vehicle and seep into almost everything. Make sure to drink plenty of water.
Borax Hot Springs, which is located on BLM Land, contains very high levels of arsenic. This makes it unsafe for soaking.
Season: All - Access roads impossible to use when it is wet
Type: Roadside/Hike
GPS: 42.327 118.602
Elevation: 4,060
BLM Land
No Fee
There are no restrictions
Useage: Low
Visibility Low
Temperatures up to 95
Water Clarity
Odor: n/a
pH: n/a
Area Features: Alvord Desert, Alvord Hot Springs, Mickey Hot Springs
The closest food/gas source
Trash: Low
Moderate Bugs
Wildlife: Moderate/High
Camping: Nearby, no on-site
Clothing optional
Pit Toilet No


, , Fields, OR 97710, US

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