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 Spring

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.

Umpqua Hot Springs Video

Umpqua Hot Springs Soak Stats:

Season: All (access road closed during winter = 2-mile snowbound hike in)
Type: Roadside/Hike
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
Usage: High
Visibility: Moderate
Temp: 108
Water Clarity: Murky
Odor: n/a
pH: n/a
Area Features: North Umpqua River, Central Cascades, Surprise Falls
Closest Food/Gas: Roseburg
Trash: Heavy
Bugs: Moderate
Wildlife: Moderate
Camping: No on-site, yes nearby
Clothing Optional: Yes
Pit Toilet: Yes


  1. Road to Umpqua Hot Springs in Oregon Temporarily Closed for Winter

    Recent snow at Toketee, OR, and more snow forecasted, prompted Forest Service employees to close a gate to the road leading to the Umpqua Hot Springs.  If the snow eases up, you can call the Toketee Ranger Station at 541-498-2531 to find out if the gate has been re-opened.

    Visitors planning to soak in the Umpqua Hot Springs on the Umpqua National Forest, near Toketee, should plan to hike, snow shoe, or ski the last 2.5 miles.   A temporary gate just past the junction of Forest Roads 34 and 3401 is installed to prevent vehicles from getting stuck in the snow on the way to the hot springs.  Visitors are cautioned that as snow melts near the gate, often icy roads and snowy conditions exist further up the road to the hot springs.

    Closing the gate will address public safety by limiting vehicle access to a plowed parking area at the junction of the two roads. This action comes at the request of the Douglas County Sheriff’s office and Toketee residents to gate the road during the winter months to reduce adverse impacts on the Sheriff’s office and search and rescue personnel.  Douglas County responded to about 165 calls for service at the hot springs from 2003 to 2010, resulting in multiple search-and-rescue calls. “Last year was the first time we closed the gate during winter, and  as a result, there were no search and rescue calls to the hot springs,” according to Aaron Grimes, Forest Recreation Staff.

    Visitors are encouraged to be prepared for adverse weather and winter road conditions when heading out to enjoy the winter beauty of the hot springs.  “There are no trash receptacles at the site, so, whatever you pack in please pack out, so that we can maintain the beauty of the site,” stated Grimes.  Temperatures at Umpqua Hot Springs range from 92-102 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Anyone who was at Hotsprings this week plz look me up on FBook and send me a message it’s urgent my FBook is Alicia Dawn

  3. The one down at the river is the best.

  4. Is anyone from the grants pass area going up to the umpua hot springs today?
    I’m a 45, 5’9, 150,
    Super casual, easygoing fun and outgoing gay gu

  5. There are many Alicia Dawns on Facebook! Be more specific

  6. Visited Umpqua Hot Springs today, which is, my first time ever to a natural hot springs. All I can is, I’m hooked! Since it was during the work week, it was not crowded in the least. When they state clothing is optional, they weren’t kidding. Although, I have to say, everyone was very respectful and I certainly didn’t feel awkward disrobing. I would highly recommend visiting this amazing geological wonder! Oh, and I walked away feeling awesome!

  7. Yay Corrine! Stoked you had such an awesome experience. The hot springs need more people like you visiting them! ?

  8. Heading that way with my kids hope there is not too many naked people lol

  9. Going to try hit this spot tomorrow morning, shooting for a 7-7:30am arrival on a Tuesday just to maximize my odds of seeing it as close to natural/ empty as I can. Based on comments here and on GMaps it sounds like mornings mid week are pretty laid back up there. So far I’ve hit Lassen, Shasta-Trinity, Redwood Ntn’l, and Jedediah Smith all since Friday 🙂 30+ miles of hiking means my legs could probably use this one.

  10. I’ve been to several of Idaho’s natural hot springs which are plentiful in the central/southern region of Idaho… from roadside tubs to 5+ mile back country hikes. Each and evry one magical and healing. I’m a hot springer for life! – Ready to head South and check Umpqua off my list in a couple of weeks, can’t wait!

  11. I was there November 4 th 2016. It was really clean and nice. There were nice people. There are different pools. The one at the back is the hottest.

  12. We visited 10-NOV-16 and the springs were absolutely gorgeous, very clean and very tidy. They are extremely well maintained. These are definitely my new favorite hotsprings!

    The outhouses on the other hand were not. The one by the springs was filled with garbage looked disgusting. and the one in the parking lot was full to almost over flowing. They are both in desperate need of attention & maintenance.

  13. This hot spring is the nastiest ever , don’t go not worth it also when it says don’t park on the road, DON’T DO IT, unless you want a 100 dollar parking ticket. Wen me and my bf went it was gross and this was just this summer, a week later there was a report about how people got sick from salmonella. I REPEAT DON’T GO!!!!

  14. Temporary road closure – can still get to the hot springs but will need to hike an extra 1.5 miles in. Deets:

  15. Visited 12/31/16. 2 mile extra hike is chill but bring cramp-ons (ice spikes for boots) as much of the uphill trail is very icy. This place is special, only a few others came towards the late afternoon.
    Clothing is definitely optional, which we (family of 3) prefer. All shapes, sizes and people from different cultures are welcome!
    I have now been to Bagby, Cougar, Fisher 2 and Umpqua Hot Springs in Oregon.
    Umpqua has made a lasting impression, one that my soul will forever long for.

  16. I’d have to agree. Poop everywhere. Sounded like a homeless camp at the c.g. / trailhead. Pools were gross. A couple of nasty looking tweakers were there. Shelter over one of the pools looked like as tinderbox. Won’t go there ever again.

  17. Just visited 6/14/17
    It was so beautiful, and we were so excited to soak nude in this gorgeous place, but we didn’t last more than 15 minutes before we simply couldn’t take it anymore. The MASSIVE amount of mosquitoes completely killed it. We went through almost an entire bottle of our vinegar/water/lavender mix just trying to avoid being bitten, and they still got us all over. We saw others just chilling in the water and were seriously flabbergasted. It was impossible to enjoy because there were clouds of mosquitoes in your face at all times, threatening their bites all over at all times. Some people can just deal with mosquito bites I guess, but I can’t. They are absolute torture for me. A massive bummer, we were supremely disappointed. 🙁

  18. Planning a visit July 2017 (soon). Anyone have recent news on health of water and parking.
    Thank you

  19. Hi there! A lot of the posts I’ve read have mentioned going to the springs in during the summer or spring season, but few seem to talk about being there during the winter. My friends and I are planning a visit next week (12/26-12/28). We expect it to be cold, possibly snowy. Our biggest concern is having the appropriate gear for this type of hike. Since access roads are closed, how difficult is the hike in? We are moderate hikers and from Los Angeles so snow is not our friend lol

    Further, how were the crowds during the winter season? Everyone seems to complain that it’s overcrowded. Is this true during December?

    Thank you for your help!

  20. Planning a trip with my daughter mid March, 2018. Can anyone who has been there recently let me know what kind of conditions to expect?

  21. I’m heading there as well in a week. From a friend who lives close by it is my understanding that the snow is gone the gate is open and the weather is around 60. Should be a perfect time to visit!! ?

  22. Fawn. Is the Gate open now?

  23. I was thinking about going up there next week maybe on a Thursday. Does anybody know if it’s crowded on Thursdays? And what are the conditions like there? What should I expect to see

  24. Any update from the people who recently visited? Would love to hear before we make the trip in 3 days

  25. Unwashed degenerates, dirty dogs, and discarded diapers. Saw a chill dude put dogfood in a plastic deli container, which the dog proceeded to nuzzle into a nearby soaking pool, dumping its contents in the tepid stewpot of humans. Pure vileness, accessible by a 15-minute, whiplash-inducing, wartorn potholed service road. Disappointment awaits!

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