All 46 Known Oregon Hot Springs to Soak in During Winter

Trip to Bagby Hot Springs courtesy of Danielle Denhem / thePDXphotographer

I can’t describe how incredible the feeling you get after a good soak in some mineral hot springs. After my trip to Bagby Hot Springs this last weekend, I felt like with the cold season setting in right now in Oregon, this would be a good time to share an excellent source for pretty much every known Oregon Hot Springs!


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The following is 46 hot springs in Oregon courtesy of Soak Oregon, with links included to the website soakoregon.com. We really are blessed to live in such an amazing state, where you don’t have to drive too far to enjoy one of the most relaxing getaways ever! I’ve personally only visited a handful of these places, and can’t wait to see more.

Please note that not all of the hot springs listed in Oregon at this site are public land, as some of them are on private land and we recommend doing your research before going! With that said, That Oregon Life utilizes and encourages “Leave No Trace” Principles. Always be respectful to others and mother nature and do NOT leave your garbage behind.

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Benefits of Sulfur in Hot Springs Water (from middleearthcr.com)

Sulfur is a naturally occurring mineral that is found primarily near hot springs and volcanic craters. Sulfur has a distinct smell which is caused by sulfur dioxide gas escaping into the air. Sulfur is part of the chemical structure of three different amino acids (the building blocks that make up protein) — namely, cystine, cysteine, and methionine. Sulfur works with vitamins B1 (thiamine), B5 (pantothenic

acid), and H (biotin) to promote metabolism and communication between nerve cells.

Approximately 0.25 percent of your total body weight is sulfur one of the most plentiful minerals in the body. It is most concentrated in keratin, which gives you strong hair, nails, and skin. It is known as “nature’s beauty mineral” because your body needs it to manufacture collagen, which keeps your skin elastic, beautiful, and young looking. Read more here

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  • Eric Vermillion

    This article is yet another example of irresponsible journalism. This article will likely cause others to travel long distances to trespass on private land , some of which could be dangerous. I suggest the author of this article do some very basic research BEFORE listing closed or privately owned springs as soakable to unsuspecting readers. There are several on the list that should NOT be there. Get any one of the recent hot springs guide books for a responsible source of information, as this list is FAR from accurate.

    • Eric, would you mind stating which ones should be removed?

      • Eric Vermillion

        Karin, I can appreciate your enthusiasm about how felt after a hot springs soak as many of us share it, but we have also taken the time and money to be responsible stewards of our embattled hot springs in America. That said I suggest you read one of the recent guides, they have taken the time to relay important details relevant to anyone thinking of visiting a hot spring. Important facts that all should know well before visiting any hot spring as many hide dangerous features that have caused fatalities.
        In order to accurately answer your question I would need to rewrite your article, and that I will not do. Please take a moment to understand why your article is so offensive to those of us regularly donating our time helping save hot springs. Advising others of winter soaking possibilities that can’t safely access or are private could have tragic results. Take some personal effort to at least read a current hot springs guide at your local library or buy a used copy. Here are 2 while the 2017
        Touring Hot Springs 2nd ed. by Jeff Birkby and Hiking Hot Springs in the NW
        Articles like this continue to send people to Blue Mountain HS, Crump, Foley HS, Kitson HS, Lehman HS, Medical HS, Mount Vernon, and Weberg HS (among others) which ARE ALL ON PRIVATE LAND. NONE offer soaking and the owners are constantly harassed by trespassing people from articles like yours. Some of them are litigious which I understand in cases like this. Preserving these hot springs starts with responsible journalism, please correct after reading what I recommended.
        Hot springs need all the help they can get so please be part of the solution ….not part of the problem.

        • You jumped to conclusions… I am not the author of this article, rather a random reader who saw your comment and thought you might be able to share some details that might be useful to people. Most hot spring fans would rather avoid ones that are closed, unsafe, etc. Wind River near Carson Hot Springs is an example of this; a trek there would be fruitless (or worse, as the owner is litigious).
          Thanks for taking the time to write some details and list some that should be removed, and to recommend a resource that is trustworthy.
          No hard feelings about you lecturing me about how irresponsible this article is 🙂 but I hope this experience inspires a bit more caution next time. Cheers.

          • Eric Vermillion

            Karin, When asked “which ones should be removed” , It would seem to imply that you’re wanting to remove them. My mistake thinking you are the author. That said your question would receive nearly the same answer (minus your/ ad the)…would it not?Given the number of springs it is impossible to give a list as each has a set of variables that determine access or soaking is possible safely or not. No hard feelings , my above post is for the author and those that may think the article as credible.

          • Lanie Dibley

            I think what Karin was trying to say was instead of blasting the article for being inaccurate, how about expanding on your comment to tell people which ones to NOT try to go to. I can tell by reading your comments that you are highly educated so look at the reponse you left and if you were a person who wanted to find some of those hot springs, which ones would you NOT recommend (closed, privately owned, etc.)? I believe that is what she was asking you……I would look at the article as credible, how would I not believe what the author wrote unless someone spoke up and stated which ones were not accessible to the public?

          • Eric Vermillion

            Lanie Dibley Just want to point out even after adding a shortlist to represent some of the many hot springs that have no soaking possibilities you are still asking for additional information. Sorry I don’t have the time, I posted credible reference materials for you to find your answer, and remember to search any hot spring on the internet. If it has soaking possibilities there will be plenty of material you can review. I find the article as uncredible even moreso presently because the author has yet to respond or fix anything that THEY posted. Which is what most would expect for an irresponsible post.
            Karin’s post was replied & responded to our mutual satisfaction.
            Yet another example how much time it takes to speak out to preserve hot springs. Months later ,years later Bad information can cause multiple problems to multiple people until the author deletes or corrects. Please email the author to complain about accuracies, as I have too many health issues to continually answer this irresponsible post.

  • Barbara West

    To whomever wrote the article: Apparently you added some Trumpian lies to your positing — ‘I think it’s true so it is. Period.’ Shame on you!

    You also added some ‘sponsored content.’ Buh, humbug. Your blog address is forever banned from my Inbox.

  • I really love Bagby hot springs!