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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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Hot Springs

Loved the scenery. Be careful of the naked people if your bringing children. Some of the people we observed doing inappropriate things.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2014
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San Francisco
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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141 reviews 141 reviews
19 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
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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loira74
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86 reviews 86 reviews
23 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We had heard about this place before we went. We were curious about it, but after reading the reviews decided not to go because we were traveling with kids. On the last day of our vacation, we drove to lake after lake unable to get down to the beach because the water was so low at the end of the... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

we loved it. The people we met there were lovely. A few people chose to go nude but it was not uncomfortable and they were in no way inappropriate. There was on older retired couple, a couple of newlyweds, a single mountain climber, and a family with two small children. The park ranger was very nice and pointed out some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Loved the scenery. Be careful of the naked people if your bringing children. Some of the people we observed doing inappropriate things.

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petersburg, IL
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We went there not expecting it to be full of nude people as the site is somewhat misleading and says that nudity is prohibited, IT IS NOT!! So if you're expecting to take smaller kids there then be pre-warned that there will be nude people there... some creepy some not... and there were also some gay women in the pool... More 

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