Oregon hot springs run the gamut from rustic simplicity in the woods to a spa with a luxury hotel on an indian reservation. Hot springs in Oregon include holistic retreats with lodges or cabins for relaxing getaways.
Bagby Hot Springs has been a popular place to visit in the Oregon Cascade Mountains for many years. Located about 40 miles east of Salem in Mt. Hood National Forest, it is a get back to nature kind of place with old-fashioned hollowed-out log soaking tubs and outdoor wooden communal tubs. It is a one and a half-mile, easy walk through the woods from the parking lot. Bagby Hot Springs
Breitenbush Hot Springs is located in Willamette National Forest east of Salem and ten miles from Detroit, Oregon. It is a retreat center for holistic and spiritual gatherings many of which are open to the public. There are seven hot tubs and one sauna. Over night facilities include a lodge, rustic cabins, and platforms for tents. Brietenbush Hot Springs
Belknap Hot Springs, located east of Eugene, is in a beautiful setting over looking the McKenzie River. It has been a popular place for visitors since the late 1800's. It has a lodge and cabins for overnight stays. It has two mineral hot spring pools for guests enjoyment.
Kahneeta is located on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in Central Oregon. Owned by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, it is a full-service resort with a lodge/hotel, casino, spa, restaurants, and olympic size swimming pool fed by the hot springs. Activities include swimming, horseback riding on reservation trails, golf, and fishing. You can rent a full-sized indian teepee for the night which is great fun for families.
Cougar Hot Springs (Terwilliger) are located east of Eugene at Cougar Dam. There are eight pools ranging from three to 12 feet wide built into the hillside. The top pool is the hottest at about 108 degrees F and each pool becomes a few degrees cooler as you go down the cascade.
From Springfield, Oregon travel east on the McKenzie Highway #126 to Blue River. Continue on to the turnoff for Cougar Dam between mileposts 45 and 46. Travel the west side of the dam to the trail head parking lot at the springs.