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.

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

31 thoughts on “Umpqua Hot Springs”

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!!!!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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. 🙁

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

  9. 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!

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