Hot springs are like the unicorns of van life.

We all know that there is an abundance of hot springs in North America. Some of them are very easy to find and can be driven right up to. Some of them are a mystery to find and require miles of hiking, sometimes even overnight camping and more hiking in the AM. Whether a hot spring requires to be earned or is easily accessible, they are a wonder of the world that should be cherished. Oregon particularly is known for an abundance of hot springs, many of them which we’ve sought out and successfully found ourselves. Check out our favorite Oregon hot springs and get ready to start planning your next road trip!

Umpqua Hot Springs

Location: Central Oregon Cascades
Use: day-use only
Fee: $5/day
Closest Town: Glide, Oregon

Bagby Hot Springs

Location: Mt. Hood National Forest
Use: day-use only
Fee: $5/person
Closest Town: Estacada, Oregon

 

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Bigelow Hot Springs

Location: Willamette National Forest Map
Use: day-use only
Fee: $0/free
Closest Town: McKenzie Bridge, Oregon

Terwilliger Hot Springs

Location: Willamette National Forest
Use: day-use only
Fee: $7/person
Closest Town: Blue River, Oregon

 

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Austin Hot Springs

Location: Mt. Hood National Forest
Use: closed temporarily
Fee: $0/free
Closest Town: Prineville, Oregon

 

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Paulina Hot Springs

Location: Newberry National Volcanic Monument
Use: only accessible during summer season
Fee: NW Forest Pass required ($30 annually)
Closest Town: La Pine, Oregon

 

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McCredie Hot Springs

Location: Willamette National Forest
Use: day-use only
Fee: $5/vehicle
Closest Town: Oakridge, Oregon

 

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Alvord Hot Springs

Location: Steens Mountains
Use: reservation required
Fee: $10/person
Closest Town: Princeton, Oregon

 

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Hart Mountain Hot Springs

Location: Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge
Use: free overnight camping allowed
Fee: $0/free
Closest Town: Lake County, Oregon

Know of any other Oregon hot springs that should be added to this list? Leave a comment below!