About Bagby Hot Springs
Fourtyfive minutes outside of Estacada, Oregon lies Bagby Hot Springs. Surrounded by lush forest, sun dapples in through old growth trees along the 1.5 mile hike. Upon reaching Bagby Hot springs, you’ll find three soaking options. There is the Private Deck housing five hollowed out logs each in their own rooms. The Private Deck is partially covered to allow sky views and keep your belongings dry.
The Public Deck features three hollowed out log tubs and one whiskey barrel style tub. The log tubs were salvaged from a fire in 1979. A short distance from the Public Deck lies the Upper Deck, which was constructed by the Friends of Bagby. A large deck surrounds another whiskey barrel style tub, which holds eight people, and has been know to hold up to sixteen! At Bagby Hot Springs, the Public and Upper Decks are meant to be communal soaks. Being a popular place for its beauty and pristine water, there can often be a line. Please be sure to welcome those who are waiting to soak with you and share a story or two.
Camping is not allowed along the trail or at Bagby Hot Springs. But never fear, a mere quarter mile beyond the hot springs awaits Shower Creek Campground! While you’re out there, don’t miss Shower Creek Falls or Silver King Lake (6 miles from the campground). Keep following the trail and enjoy the scenery. One last thing to note; in 2002 the Forest Service banned alcohol at the hot springs, please be respectful of this rule, and remember to always pack it out!
Fees at Bagby Hot Springs
Parking fees do apply: $5.00
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Bagby Hot Springs Directions and Map
From Estacada drive about 45 minutes South East. You’ll drive up the Clackamas River Basin on Highway 224 then turn South. Continue along the Collawash River until you reach the parking trailhead parking area named Bagby Trailhead. There is a campground to the left when entering the parking lot, and two outhouses at the trailhead.
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