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Address: Hwy 19, About 1 mile S of Cougar Dam, Blue River, OR 97413
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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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Not for the faint hearted

Popped in on the way through on a bike tour. Eeek $6 for a quick dip in a hot pool. the scenery was great and the path is smooth all he way so you wheel a bicycle almost to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2015
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Oregon
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Situated a short walk from cougar reservoir, these natural hot springs pool are great. The top pool is the warmest and they get cooler as they descend down the hill. Beautiful wooded location. Go early to beat the crowds.

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1 Thank d1m1
Florida
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Most people don't wear clothes which is liberating. I visit this hot spring every time I'm in the area. It's a must, it only cost 5 dollars to visit. The hike up to the springs is a plus

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Thank Lauren E
Portland, Oregon
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Three tiered pool system. Set up to look naturally. And different temps. Changing area.a small hike in .

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Thank andorian1701
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

This hot springs has five pools, hottest at the top (which is really really hot!) and like cool-ish bathwater at the bottom. They trickle down a slope, and end in a beautiful view out into the forest. Of course, nearly everyone is nude, and it's a lovely, non-judgmental, easy place to do it. There's a little shelter for you to... More 

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1 Thank Miranda F
Bath
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Popped in on the way through on a bike tour. Eeek $6 for a quick dip in a hot pool. the scenery was great and the path is smooth all he way so you wheel a bicycle almost to the pool and lock it close. I was there at 1630 with 8 others and could lay out in the pools,... More 

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1 Thank Mooooose
Hood River Oregon
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

So cool I hate to tell anyone about it! One of the best rustic outdoor hot springs ever! Clothing optional... well kept and water was well circulated and clean. Multiple pools offering hotter or cooler temps.

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Thank VinoLover69
Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Esther Z
Bend, Oregon
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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2 Thank Kayakqueen10
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 26, 2015 via mobile

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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