McCredie Hot Springs Near Oakridge in Oregon
Located 50 miles southeast of Eugene and 8 miles east of Oakridge, McCredie Hot Springs features several hot spring-fed pools adjacent to the Willamette Pass Highway on both sides of Salt Creek.
There are typically 2-4 shallow and wide, rock-walled and silt-bottomed pools optimal for soaking during a given visit based on the season.
Pool temperatures are well known to fluctuate, be careful and consider using a thermometer before jumping in!
From 1914 to 1958, McCredie was the former site of a resort, baseball team and bordello. McCredie lies within the boundaries of the Willamette National Forest along the north and south banks of Salt Creek (a Willamette River tributary).
There is a small paved parking lot and restroom on-site. McCredie hot springs cost $5/vehicle and are day use only. Clothing is optional and nighttime closure is enforced.
Please make sure to pack out what you pack in, including any other trash you might find in order to keep this precious natural resource free and safe for generations to come.
McCredie Hot Springs Map and Directions
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From Oakridge, take Oregon State Route 58 east 8 miles to the signed hot springs parking area located near Blue Pool Campground and milepost 46. To reach the pools on the far (south) side of Salt Creek drive a half-mile east of the parking lot and take Shady Gap Road across the creek. After crossing the bridge park in any of the pullouts and follow an unnamed trail up the bank to the south side pools.
McCredie Hot Springs Video
Salt Creek & McCredie Hot Springs
McCredie hot springs near Oakridge, OR.
McCredie Hot Springs Soak Stats:
Season: All (check roads during winter – frequent closures)
Type: Short Hike/Roadside
GPS: 43.708 122.288
Map Quad: OAKRIDGE 15 or Willamette National Forest Map
Land: Willamette National Forest
Restrictions: Nighttime closure
Temp: 130 (at cinder block source)
Water Clarity: Murky
Area Features: Hills Creek Lake
Closest Food/Gas: Oakridge/Eugene
Bugs: Moderate-High (seasonally)
Camping: Nearby at Blue Pool Campground, no on-site
Clothing Optional: Yes
Pit Toilet: Yes
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Lacy, did you end up going? Also considering it this winter.
Went about two weeks ago. Road was completely clear, with snow still on the sides. The trail down to the pools was muddy and covered in snow.
The smaller pool was much colder than I remember. The larger pool wasn’t very deep, but you could still submerge yourself. Felt like warm bath water with several nice hot spots.
All and all pretty much the same as it was from when I first went two years ago.
Zac want to go again this week, I’m going tonight With a friend
Wanting to go to blue pool first weekend in June. You guys think there will be spots open still?
Any recent visits? 03/2018
About to head out there today. Gonna see what it’s all about.
Please let me know. My son and a friend are taking a road trip from washington to grand canyon and want to stop. Is it safe?
It is safe and very fun. worth the trip.
Visited a couple days ago… the main pools near the marked pullout are still underwater. Maybe a couple more weeks? The pools on the other side of Salt Creek were good to go. LOTS of people. Go early and during the week if possible. Blue Pool CG was half full.