Umpqua Hot Springs

Umpqua Hot Springs AKA Toketee Hot Springs in Oregon

This is due to area wildfire damage and Covid-19 related issues. Please contact the Toketee Ranger Station at 541-498-2531 or Diamond Lake Ranger Station at 541-498-2531 for additional information.

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

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32 thoughts on “Umpqua Hot Springs”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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. πŸ™

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

  5. 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!

  6. 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?

  7. 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!! ?

  8. 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

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

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  11. 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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