There are breathtaking hot springs sprinkled throughout the United States, and Oregon is a haven for many of these geothermal, natural wonders. While several of the mineral-rich pools dot the Cascade mountain range, there are also warm springs to take a soothing dip in all over the state. From undeveloped pools only accessible by foot to retreat-style commercial soaks, these are the 10 most relaxing hot springs in Orego.
Oregon is home to a number of hot springs, including those in Eugene, Bend and Portland, and these are 10 of the must-visit destinations to relax and unwind.
Cougar (aka Terwilliger) Hot Springs is a local favorite. Located about an hour away from Eugene, the five serene, cascading pools are linked by stone slabs. Each descending pool is cooler than the last – beginning at 112F (44.4C) and ending at around 90F (32.2C) – and they’re all deep enough to fully submerge. The springs are located about a quarter mile into the Willamette Forest via a short hike through old tree growth and are open year-round. The fee is $6/day or $60/year if you purchase a season pass. And for those who want to feel positively liberated, clothing is optional.