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Terwilliger Hot Springs

Address: Hwy 19, About 1 mile S of Cougar Dam, Blue River, OR 97413
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Ranked #2 of 2 Attractions in Blue River
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Outdoors
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Owner description: Water emanates from a natural rock formation to fill these six hot springs pools, with temperatures of about 105 degrees.
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75 reviews 75 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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Portland, Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The day we went, most of the men were old, naked, and overweight, while all the women (of varying ages) wore swim suits. The first (hottest) bathing area has suffered a landslide, but the remaining areas are lovely. The setting is fabulous--huge old-growth trees, sulfuric waters, sun and breeze. But it's quite small, seemed crowded with fifteen bathers, and how... More

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Eugene, Oregon
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I grew up around Blue River, and the amount of memories I have in these hot springs are astounding. Thankfully, they're all extremely positive, as the entire environment is simply perfect. Looking from the top pool, you have the plethora of stars above, hot mineral water below and an array of waterfall pools below you.. and very possibly other people... More

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Eugene, Oregon
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Should you go? Yes but there is probably always going to be at least 1 creepy naked guy there. The drive there is fantastic but I would say rather use it as a stop over on the way to something else. The people that are there with you are going to drastically affect your experience. This would not be a... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

First, this hotsprings is often referred to as Cougar Hot Springs. Terwilliger Hot Springs located near the Cougar Reservoir, is one of the quintessential experiences of Lane County Oregon. Along with The Oregon Country Fair and Saturday Market, one really should experience the serenity and beauty of a few hours soaking at Terwilliger. Some things to know... * Parking is... More

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Eagle Point, Oregon
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

It took a bit to drive through all of the glorious curvy bends til finding the parking. It happened to be a perfect sunny spring day and many people were at some point of their adventure there; some coming and some going. From the parking lot you had to walk back across the dam about a quarter of a mile.... More

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Holtsville, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

It was not busy or loud by any means when my husband and I were there (off season and mid-week). We did our research ahead of time and knew what to expect - clothing optional with an "alternative" crowd. No one was drinking or smoking or doing anything inappropriate. We hung out in the least crowded and cleanest top pool... More

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