Austin Hot Springs Clackamas River Oregon
Approximately 60 miles outside of Portland along Highway 224 lies Austin Hot Springs. This natural hot spring, heated by volcanic activity, sits in and along the Clackamas River, among the pristine trees of the Mt. Hood National Forest.
There could be several rock pools along the river suitable for qualification depending on the season.
Signs Posted Summer 2019
Please be aware of Austin’s 200+ degree bursts of hot water and use extreme caution when soaking in this spring. There are suitable spots to soak, just be very careful to not scald yourself. A waterproof digital thermometer (buy on Amazon.com paid link) can help locate burst zones.
Austin Hot Springs Map and Directions
From Estacada, travel 30 miles southeast on HWY 224, which becomes the Clackamas River Road. Approximately 4 miles east of River Ford Campground the pools can be found nestled along the far side of the Clackamas River.
Austin Hot Springs Video
Austin Hot Springs Soak Stats:
Season: Summer, Fall (avoid during spring runoff, access road often closed during winter)
GPS: 45.021 122.009
Map Quad: FISH CREEK MTN. 15 (or Mount Hood National Forest Map)
Restrictions: Officially closed
Temp: 116-105 (use thermometer)
Water Clarity: Semi-Clear
Area Features: Clackamas River
Closest Food/Gas: Estacada
Bugs: Moderate-High (seasonally)
Camping: Nearby, no on-site
Clothing Optional: Mix
Pit Toilet: No