Old Perpetual is the most striking feature at Hunter's Hot
Springs. Old Perpetual Geyser erupts up to 60 feet into the air about every 90
seconds. The site of this geothermal wonder erupting like a
rocket into the sky is magnificent. It is the only active geyser
in the west, and one of the more popular tourist attractions in
Lakeview. Hunters Hot Springs & Old Perpetual Geyser is one and
a half miles north of Lakeview.
June 2009, the geyser had stopped erupting for several years, possibly due in part to the nearby geothermal development by the town to supply hot water to the Warner Creek Correctional Facility. Further development of the site for geothermal power generation has threaten the entire hot springs & wetlands. But as of May 2015, Old Perpetual started regularly erupting again.
The springs are known to the locals as Hunter's Hot Springs, but in 2000, the owner renamed the resort to Geyser Hot Springs. The USGS only recognizes the variant name Geyser Hunters Hot Springs.
The temperature of the various springs ranges from 185 F to 210 F. Made up of alkaline with a high concentration of sulfate and other minerals. This environment supports large bacterial mats in the natural channels that drain the springs