McCredie Hot Springs

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.

McCredie Hot Springs, Oregon

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).

McCredie Hot Springs

There is a small paved parking lot and restroom on-site. McCredie hot springs are free to visit 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.

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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
Elevation: 2,100
Land: Willamette National Forest
Fee: None
Restrictions: Nighttime closure
Usage: High
Visibility: Moderate
Temp: 130 (at cinder block source)
Water Clarity: Murky
Odor: n/a
pH: n/a
Area Features: Hills Creek Lake
Closest Food/Gas: Oakridge/Eugene
Trash: Moderate
Bugs: Moderate-High (seasonally)
Wildlife: Moderate
Camping: Nearby at Blue Pool Campground, no on-site
Clothing Optional: Yes
Pit Toilet: Yes
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8 Comments

  1. Lacy, did you end up going? Also considering it this winter.

  2. 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.

  3. Zac want to go again this week, I’m going tonight With a friend

  4. Alicia Spitzer

    May 17, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Wanting to go to blue pool first weekend in June. You guys think there will be spots open still?

  5. Any recent visits? 03/2018

  6. About to head out there today. Gonna see what it’s all about.

  7. 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?

  8. It is safe and very fun. worth the trip.

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