We had heard about this place, it was very interesting. The hot springs are unique as they trickle Crowded in Summer Nothing can be better than sitting in a wild hot springs on a cold day with the beautiful Umpqua river rushing along below you. This area is densely forested with mossy rocks and dripping water, lending itself to peace of mind and relaxation of body! Bring some fine micro brews and some camping equipment to spend a few days, camping available along the river nearby. I think the hot springs are fun and nice on a cold day especially in the snow from past experience but you need to be careful with children or even yourself because you are allowed to bathe nude
The trailhead and surrounding area is a Day-Use only site, open from sunrise to sunset. Toketee Lake Campground is the closest overnight campground. This place is breathtaking, however there was a literal human shit sitting right outside one of the hot springs. Very filthy and overrun with people. This is a day use only area, but there are quite a lot of long term "campers" in the area who live in the woods nearby and use the hotspring as their bathing facilities. Expect plenty of nudity.
We had heard about this place, it was very interesting. The hot springs are unique as they trickle If you can find it, Umpqua hot spring is well worth the walk!! It took my husband and me a while to find the trail head, then once we did we headed in the wrong direction. There's other hotspring looking areas on the hill above the trail that are not the springs!
If you've ever been to Umpqua Hot Springs, you might have mixed feelings about the place. The view is spectacular and the turquoise pools are perfectly hot, but some visitors are also stunned by the trash, the drug use and the behavior of some of their fellow soakers. One TripAdvisor reviewer put it this way: "Your impression and enjoyment of the springs is equally proportional to your comfort level for a lot of the goings-on. And those "goings-on" have gotten out of hand, according to forest officials.