Umpqua Hot Springs

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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.

ALERT!! The gate to Umpqua is frequently closed during the winter season! This adds an ADDITIONAL 1.5 miles to reach the trailhead that leads to the hot springs. Please contact the Toketee Ranger Station at 541-498-2531 for the latest conditions.

Umpqua Hot Springs Pools

Picture: Chain of Umpqua Hot Pools

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 in Oregon

Umpqua Hot Springs Soak Stats:

Season: All (access road closed during winter = 2-mile snowbound hike in) – check Oregon road conditions
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

Umpqua Hot Spring

Picture: Covered Hot Pool

30 thoughts on “Umpqua Hot Springs”

  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.

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  4. 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!

  5. 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.

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