Lakeview, Oregon: Old Perpetual: Man-Made Geyser

Accidentally created by well-diggers in 1923, the geyser blasts every 90 seconds. Heat-seeking mini-clams live in the hot springs.

Hunter's Hot Springs Resort

18088 Hwy 395 N., Lakeview, OR
At Hunter's Hot Springs Resort. Visible from the west side of Hwy 395, 1.5 miles north of Lakeview. Geyser erupts every 90 seconds.
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Old Perpetual: Man-Made Geyser: The geyser "Old Perpetual" sits atop a geothermal basin in southern Oregon. [03/30/2011] Complete Story...

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Old Perpetual view between eruptions.

Old Perpetual: Man-Made Geyser

When it erupts, Old Perpetual is visible from Geyser View Lane.

[Kathleen Hayes, 06/29/2019]


Old Perpetual: Man-Made Geyser

Off of Geyser View Lane, a bigger spread in the winter because of temps. Nice little 5 minute stop!

[Mary, 03/01/2019]
Old Perpetual: Man-Made Geyser

Staying at the Hunter Springs Resort, which has a few dozen rooms -- and a hot springs-fed swimming pool. The geyser is still going every two minutes while we were here.

[John Francis, 07/07/2017]
Old Perpetual: Man-Made Geyser

It appears to be broken, now little more than steam rising from the water. At least during the 20 minutes we were there...

[VGulley, 09/17/2011]

Old Perpetual's caretakers have been battling the backers of a nearby geothermal energy plant. There's only so much hot water to go around, and if the plant siphons off too much, no geyser.

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