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Cougar Hot Springs, Blue River

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  • I believe now it is $3 a day to be there and it is sun up to sun down. I have not been there in a while, but it always is a nice feature to see in Oregon.  more »
  • This hot spring is commonly very busy. It is wise to try and go early in the day to ensure you get a parking spot!  more »
  • Spent several hours here soaking after a week of hiking through Washington and Oregon. Easy short hike to 5 pools. There is also a cold stream that runs along side of it. Many people use the bucket an...  more »
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  • It was a beautiful place. I'm not sure if you can get there anymore because I've heard that there was Major landslides. It is a clothing-optional place and if you see the Ranger he'll charge at 12 bucks for day use. We found that if you show up at 7 a.m. and leave by about 8:30 you can go there for free. The parking is extremely Limited and they don't allow you to park on the road in fact we were warned about getting a major ticket if we were caught. The walk in takes about 15 minutes and is very beautiful. Lush beautiful trees. There appeared to be some sort of Amanita growing along the way but I couldn't identify it. Just off the road you pass part of the lake that has a waterfall flowing from high off the mountain into it. I would definitely go back. Most of the people are nude so it's a little awkward
  • We got there 2 days ago but there was a Rock slide so the road was closes at 2mile mark so it would of been a 4 mile hike to get there and there are signs warning of hefty fines if you use the road by foot! Will likely try to get back but check road closures before you do go cause right now there is no access. We didn't try and went to Bigelow instead but also WAY too cold for right now. Was no heat there as the lake overflowed into it
  • Beautiful landscape. Easy access. Heard it’s mega crowded on the weekends but we went first thing in the morning and it was mind blowing. Every person we met along the way was friendly and kind. Very clean. Pack in pack out. It had a covered shelter To put your things to stay dry but it’s a bit from the pools so I wouldn’t bring anything too valuable. Was a comfortable setting to try out the clothing optional. Warning: this was my first hot springs so I didn’t know they were stinky. You get used to the fart smell after awhile...nature of the game.
  • Popular spot for soaking. Arrive early before the crowd arrives. Clothing optional, so be prepared for nudity.
  • First hot springs I've been to, a great experience! Will definitely be back again
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