View Oregon Hot Springs in a larger map
Austin Hot Springs GPS
AUSTIN HOT SPRINGS MAP QUAD:
FISH CREEK MTN. 15
Austin Hot Springs Description
Approximately 60 miles outside of Portland, OR. along Highway 224 lies Austin Hot Springs. This mystic hot spring, heated by volcanic activity, sits in and along the Clackamas River, surrounded by the Mt. Hood National Forest. There are possibly several rock ringed pools along the river depending upon the season.
Warnings of +200 degree bursts of hot water, and use of extreme caution mark this spring. There are suitable spots to soak, but one must be very careful to not scald themselves.
Currently Austin Preservation is trying to raise funds to purchase the spring and surrounding 152 acres from the J. Frank Schmidt Profit Sharing Trust. Austin hot springs has been surrounded by controversy for years. Its extreme temperatures has led to many soakers being scalded, and lawsuits against the owners. Not a good mix. Due to these and many incidences, the area is closed.
Austin Hot Springs Pictures
Austin Hot Springs Video