Umpqua Hot Springs
Umpqua Hot Springs AKA Toketee Hot Springs in Oregon
Fees: $5/vehicle/day OR Northwest Forest Pass
Located in the central Oregon Cascades about one hour from the I5 corridor, Umpqua Hot Springs is year round accessible. Umpqua features 3 hot pools (one covered) located on a mineral deposit situated above the North Umpqua River.
A brief but steep hike leads intrepid soak seekers to the pools from the signed parking area. Hot springers have a short, quarter-mile hike most of the year or must contend with a 2-mile hike when the snow flies as the Forest Service access road is not plowed during the off-season. Don’t be surprised when encountering the naked… which is most definitely the norm here. There is also a toilet, two campsites and picnic tables located near the parking area and a composting toilet near the hot springs.
Umpqua Hot Springs Map and Directions
From Roseburg: Travel east along Highway 138 then turn north onto Road 34, AKA the west entrance to Toketee Ranger Station. At the bottom of the hill turn left across the two concrete bridges. Proceed 2.2 miles and turn right onto Forest Road 3401. Proceed another 0.7 miles to a parking area on the left.
Cross the footbridge over the North Umpqua River to the trail. Turn right, proceed 0.1 miles to a junction. Turn to the right and start to climb a steep trail for 0.2 miles. At the next fork turn right and climb a narrow trail for 0.2 miles. At the final fork, take the path leading uphill and to the left. Look for the shelter.
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Umpqua Hot Springs Soak Stats:
Season: All (access road closed during winter = 2-mile snowbound hike in)
GPS: 43.294 122.367
Map Quad: Toketee Falls 15 or Potter Mountain USGS 7.5 Minute or Umpqua National Forest Map
Elevation: 2,600 ft
Land: Public – Umpqua National Forest
Fee: $5 or Northwest Forest Pass
Restrictions: No camping at springs, only allowed in designated areas
Water Clarity: Murky
Area Features: North Umpqua River, Central Cascades, Surprise Falls
Closest Food/Gas: Roseburg
Camping: No on-site, yes nearby
Clothing Optional: Yes
Pit Toilet: Yes