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Address: Hwy 19, About 1 mile S of Cougar Dam, Blue River, OR 97413
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Description: Water emanates from a natural rock formation to fill these six hot springs...
Water emanates from a natural rock formation to fill these six hot springs pools, with temperatures of about 105 degrees.
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We enjoyed a couple of hours visiting here - it was a great and different experience for us! Peaceful setting in the forest, lovely views on the way there in the car. Took about 1... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
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Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We enjoyed a couple of hours visiting here - it was a great and different experience for us! Peaceful setting in the forest, lovely views on the way there in the car. Took about 1 hour 20 from Eugene. We arrived around 2pm and wasn't busy, the pools are around a 15 min walk from the ticket booth ($6). I'd... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I have been frequenting Terwilliger Hot Springs for about 7 years and rarely had any issues. This past week, my car window was smashed while I was gone and items were stolen out of my car (that had been hidden from view). The ranger station in McKenzie was unsympathetic. BEWARE!!

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

If you happen to be in the area anyway, then it's worth a visit. Where else in the U.S. is there a clothing optional hot springs on Federal land? The USDA has apparently contracted with a concessionaire to collect $12/person entry fee. There is a very scenic uphill walk to the pools. Access into the pools is slippery, and you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Go early as you can to avoid late afternoon heat and crowds! We were the only couple there! Clothing optional. Amazing experience!

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

It had been 20 years since my last visit to Cougar Hot Springs and my memory of those trips is that they were some of the best experiences I've ever had. I was a little concerned that, coming back again, the experience would be different and disappointing and would forever ruin what I have always thought of as the quintessential... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Beautiful drive and location! Went with my older children, 18 & 26! We all enjoyed it! A little busy so be prepared for parking and cozying up in the hot spring pools! They have great amenities at the pools like changing area and toilets! Trail wasn't far and quite easy! Be prepared if you're inhibited, clothing is optional and of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I'm really not sure why this place has gotten bad reviews it is gorgeous the people here are very friendly. How to wonderful silk and met some new people all very nice I would definitely go here again maybe not with kids as people like to go in the buff

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Springfield, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I took my girlfriend here this last weekend hoping to relive some of my childhood memories of a wonderful hot springs. I was to be disappointed..... First, when I was a kid there was no day use fee....now it's $6 per person. Not horrible, just wanted to point that out for people. Second, the pools are sad! The top pool... More 

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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

As of January, 2015, the top (hottest, best) pool is still closed (since April '14) due to a landslide. Considering that all users pay a $6 entrance fee, it is surprising that the Forest Service has not yet addressed this issue. Be very wary of visits on weekends; I was there on a Saturday afternoon in January and the 2nd... More 

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Springfield, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

There is nothing more relaxing than a soak in these natural springs located in Oregon's beautiful old growth forest. Be sure to take plenty of drinking water in plastic containers. No drinking water on site. There is an area located on the short hike in to tether your dog. The trail going is really nice and very well maintained. Always... More 

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