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Hot Springs - Terwilliger Hot Springs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terwilliger Hot Springs, also known quite well as Cougar Hot Springs, is a heavily used collection of pools to enjoy a relaxing soak in. Within a close drive from Eugene, the springs are a great way to unwind after a busy week. There are a handful of pools, each a short distance from the source in a small cave above the top pool. The pools get a little cooler as they get further away from the spring. Very enjoyable and large enough for several individuals.

Details: I plan to leave Best Buy promptly at 8:00AM to drive up and enjoy a long soak in the hot springs for the early part of the day. Afterwards we can explore the area a bit or head to a place to eat together. This trip should be relaxing and stress free for all. If you are in a hurry to get back to town, please note it in your RSVP and try to provide your own transportation.

Directions: Take the McKenzie Highway east of Eugene about 4 miles past the small town of Blue River. Turn right after a sign marker for Cougar Reservoir onto Aufderheide Road (Forest Road 19). Follow Forest Road 19 for 7.5 miles to a parking lot on the left. Cross the road and follow the path about a half mile towards the pools.

Fees and Regulations: There is a small fee of $6 per person for the hot springs. The hot springs are quite nice and worth the fee. The Forest Service has really worked hard to keep the place well kept over the last several years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Disclaimer: Hot springs in Oregon are typically enjoyed in the nude. Please respect the decision of others in their enjoyment of the hot springs as they feel comfortable. Swimsuits are welcome, and be sure to bring a towel and sandals for the hike in. Absolutely no drugs or alcohol will be tolerated. Authorities will be notified immediately if there is a problem.

No dogs allowed on this trip. Be sure to bring cash for the drivers for providing transportation to and from the hot springs. A reasonable $10 each for the trip for gas as well as wear and tear of the driver's vehicle is highly encouraged.

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  • Matthew H.

    How were the hot springs?

    March 6, 2014

  • Matthew H.

    Meetup has been done for me for the last two days. It worked for a few minutes then was acting up again. I tried to let others know last night that I wasn't going to be attending. I posted on my Facebook page, Willamette Valley Outdoors' Facebook page, sent emails to a few people that were attending, and a text message. From now on, I will be asking for contact numbers from those attending. It will help for contacting, as well as when something like that happens. My number is available to all members, and listed in the write ups of each event I do. Thanks, and I hope everyone had a fun trip.

    March 2, 2014

  • David Y.

    Matthew, not gonna go today. Seems like we're dropping like flies. See ya next time.

    March 2, 2014

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