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Oakridge, Oregon: Roadside Natural Hot Tubs

A series of hand-dug pools slowly grow cooler as they move away from a 130-degree hot spring (The warmer pools are the most popular). Frequented by a broad mix of travelers, and not everyone wears clothes. Caution: the hot pools can be very hot.

McCredie Hot Springs

Address:
Willamette Hwy, Oakridge, OR
Directions:
McCredie Hot Springs. On the south side of Hwy 58/Willamette Hwy, near milepost 45 (look for the parking lot). 9 mi. east of Oakridge.
Hours:
Closed at dusk. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Admission:
Free
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Natural hot tubs.

Roadside Natural Hot Tubs

Look for the McRedie Day Use along the highway just west of mile marker 45 that has a parking lot and a rudimentary toilet. We followed the gravel trail, down some wooden steps to a dirt trail that ended at the hot pools. We surprised a young man who was soaking in the water. He jumped up to get his dog and we noticed that all he had on was a pair of Nikes!

There are more pools across the river.

[Joe Teeples, 06/09/2019]

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