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OREGON SWIMMING HOLES
(76 PLACES)
UPDATED 3/2014

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ALVORD HOT SPRINGS
(ALVO)

SEARCH FOR PHOTOS TO STATE MAP
TOWNS WINNEMUCCA (NV), BURNS JUNCTION (OR), FRENCHGLEN (OR)
LAT, LON lat=42.544, lon=-118.533(source:web site) (accuracy:approximate)
LINK TO GOOGLE MAP
STATE OR
WATER Alvord Hot Springs
TYPE Hot Springs
DESCRIPTIONNatural hot water led into pools and closures. Is on private property, now has fee to use and caretaker (store being developed). Great view of Steens Mountains. (See also Whitehourse Hot Springs nearby) WEB INFO , NEWS ARTICLE
AREA Alvord Ranch
SANCTION Official
FEE Yes, in 2013 - $5 per person for 24 hours access
FACILITIES Toilet, store
ACTIVITIES Hot Tubbing
PHONE None
CAMPING None at site.
BATHING SUITS Optional (very)
DIRECTIONS From Frenchglen (way out in the desert in SE Oregon, just west of the Steens Mountains) take RT 205 south about 50 miles then turn north (left) on the Fields-Denio Rd.. Go about 25 miles on this road to the coordinates given here. The hot springs is here. Buildings and a parking area should be visible from the road.
CONFIDENCE Very confident
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 2/2014



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BAGBY AREA
[3 PLACES]
(BAGA)

PHOTOS BELOWTO STATE MAP
TOWNS PORTLAND, ESTACADA
STATE OR
WATER BAGBY AREA
TYPE Hot Springs/ Swimming Hole
DESCRIPTIONSwimming hole in the Clackamas River plus a famous (natural) hot springs, both along the Clackamas Hwy southeast of Portland. For details, see DIRECTIONS below.
AREA Mount Hood National Forest
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE Forest pass required
FACILITIES NoneNone
ACTIVITIES Swimming/Hot tubbing
PHONE None
CAMPING Numerous N.F. campgrounds along the hwy.
BATHING SUITS Optional
DIRECTIONS From Portland, take RT 224 (Clackamas Hwy) to Estacada then (set odometer):

BUCK LAKE [BUCK]: A short (.5 mile, one way) hike to a pristine lake with blue-green clear water. Bathing suits optional. LAT, LON (Trailhead - these coordinates in your auto gps should take you right to the trailhead) lat=45.11354, lon=-121.86327(source: map) (accuracy: approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. To get here from Estacada, drive 26 miles on RT 224 to the Ripplebrook area, then turn left onto NF-4631 and go about 2.4 miles then turn right onto NF-4630 and go about .6 miles. Take the 1st right to stay on NF-4630 and go 4 miles then a slight left onto NF-57/Oak Grove Fork Rd and go 1.1 miles then take the 1st left onto NF-58 and go another 1.1 miles and turn right onto NF-5810. Continue on NF 5810 about 5 miles then bear left onto NF-210. Drive about .5 miles on FR 210 and see on the left a parking area and a trailhead that is unmarked. Hike .5 miles to the lake and swimming hole. Not Verified. Pretty confident. Updated 11/2012

ALDER FLAT [ALDE]: A short (.9 mile, one way) easy hike to the Alder Flat campground (no facilities) and the very idyllic Alder Flat swimming hole right at the campground. This is in the upper Clackamas River and is cold all summer and has a current as well, so be careful. Camping at site (no water or toilets). Bathing suits optional. LAT, LON lat=45.0841, lon=-122.061(source: map) (accuracy: approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. To get here from Estacada, drive 26 miles on RT 224 to (just before reaching the Ripplebrook Ranger Station), on the right side, you will see the Alder Flats Trail head #574. Hike the easy .9 miles to the campground and swimming hole. Not Verified. Very confident. Updated 11/2012.

BAGBY HOT SPRINGS [BAGB]: 1.5 mile one-way scenic hike to a very well known hot springs. LINK TO PHOTOS. Natural hot water is led in to a series of volunteer-built tubs of various sizes, some with shelters above. Nudity is common. PLEASE, RESPECT THIS UNIQUE, BEAUTIFUL SERENE PLACE. Bathing suits optional. LAT, LON lat=44.9356776, lon=-122.1736904 (source: map) (accuracy: approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. To get here from Estacada on RT 224,go 0.5 miles past the Ripplebrook Guard Station then turn right on FR 46. Go another 3.5 miles then keep right onto FR 63. In another 3.5 miles turn right on FR 70. Drive six miles to the trailhead parking lot on the left. Northwest Forest Pass required. Park and hike the trail to Bagby (trail number 544) for 1.5 miles to the springs. The trail is well-maintained and easy. Verified. Very confident. Updated 11/2012.
CONFIDENCE Very confident
VERIFIED See above
DATE UPDATED 11/2012



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CANTON CREEK AREA
[4 PLACES]
(CANA)

PHOTOS BELOW TO STATE MAPwalden's pondA Family-Friendly
Walden's Pond
TOWNS ROSEBURG, GLIDE
STATE OR
WATER North Umpqua River
TYPE River/Falls
DESCRIPTION Swimming holes east of Glide on RT 138, the North Umpqua Hwy. Several very close together, often no signs, go slowly! For details, see DIRECTIONS below. BEWARE OF POISON OAK!
AREA None
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE None
FACILITIES Picnic Tables, Toilets
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE none
CAMPING Developed camping at Whistlers Bend and Cavitt Creek Falls.
BATHING SUITS Customary
DIRECTIONS From Susan Creek Campground on RT 138 (see "North Umpqua Area" below) continue east on RT 138 and, between mileposts 38 and 39, turn left on FR 38 (Steamboat Creek Rd.). Then:

CANTON CREEK CAMPGROUND [CANC]: Swimming places just above and below the junction of Canton Creek and Steamboat Creek. Very easy access, short walk along creek. PHOTO , PHOTO , PHOTO . From junction of RT 138 and FR 38 (above) go about .4 mile on Steamboat Creek Rd. where you will see signs for the Canton Creek Campground. Drive into the campground and to the left until you come to a dead-end parking area alongside the creek. Park and walk the path upstream to where Canton Creek and Steamboat Creek come together. Very nice swimming places both uptream and downstream of this junction. LAT, LON lat=43.3484, lon=-122.7296 (source: measured) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Verified 8/13. Very confident. Updated 8/2013.

LITTLE FALLS [LITF]: In no way little and our photo doesn't do it justice at all. Huge, deep pool at bottom of a multi-chute waterfalls. Jumping from many levels. Popular place. Great swimming hole! PHOTO . From Canton Creek Campground (above) continue about 1 mile further on Steamboat Creek Rd to a dirt turnout on the right - the falls are visible from theroad. LAT, LON lat=43.3561, lon=-122.7189 (source: measured) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Verified 8/13. Very confident. Updated 8/2013.

CANTON CREEK FALLS [CANF]: Low falls into big pool with lots of rocks around for relaxing. Both shallow and deep places. PHOTO , PHOTO . Near the Canton Creek Campground, turn left on Canton Creek Rd.. Go about 1.5 miles to a turnout on the left. You can see Canton Creek Falls from the road. LAT, LON lat=43.37012, lon=-122.7455 (source: measured) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Verified 8/13. Very confident. Updated 8/2013.

SCAREDMAN [SCAR]: Big pools with sand and lots of rocks around for relaxing. Both shallow and deep places. Great swimming hole! Campground at the site. PHOTO . From Canton Creek Falls (above) continue about 2 miles further on Canton Creek Rd. to the signs for Scaredman Campground. Pass the campground turn off and park just past the bridge. The swimming hole is upstream of the bridge. LAT, LON lat=43.38, lon=-122.767 (source: measured) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Verified 8/13. Very confident. Updated 8/2013.

CONFIDENCE Very confident
VERIFIED Yes
DATE UPDATED 8/2013



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COQUILLE-MYRTLE GROVE S. P.
(COQU)

NO PHOTO TO STATE MAP
TOWNS ROSEBURG, COOS BAY, MYRTLE POINT
LAT, LON lat=42.955555, lon=-124.10555(source: DeLorme) (accuracy:approximate)
LINK TO GOOGLE MAP
STATE OR
WATER Coquille River
TYPE River
DESCRIPTION Swimming place near coast of Oregon at state picnic area in bend of Coquille River. Secluded swimming hole has a shaded myrtlewood grove near the parking area and a sandy beach along the Coquille River just a short way down the hill. Bring your innertube and float along with the river's gentle current. No drinking water at site.
AREA Coquille-Myrtle Grove S. P.
SANCTION Official
FEE None
FACILITIES Picnic Tables, Toilets
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE 1-800-551-6949
CAMPING No camping at site. There are several campgrounds nearby on the coast.
BATHING SUITS Customary
DIRECTIONS From Roseburg, go south a short way on I-5 to Exit 120 then west on RT 42. Near Myrtle Point, go south on Powers Highway about 10 miles to the state park. Easy walk down to river swiming place.
CONFIDENCE Very confident
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 1/10/2003



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CORVALLIS AREA
[2 PLACES]
(CORA)

NO PHOTOS TO STATE MAP
TOWNS CORVALLIS, ALPINE, PHILOMATH, JUNCTION CITY
STATE OR
WATER Varies - see below
TYPE Varies - see below
DESCRIPTION Swimming holes south and west of Corvallis. See directions below for details.
AREA Varies - see below
SANCTION Varies - see below
FEE No
FACILITIES Varies - see below
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE Unknown
CAMPING Varies - see below
BATHING SUITS Varies - see below
DIRECTIONS All directions are from Corvallis:

PHILOMATH [PHIL]: Local town swimming hole in Marys River. Situated on a bend in the Marys River. Good shallow area for kids. There is a small beach. No camping at site. Bathing suits required. LAT, LON lat=44.53482, lon=-123.3741(source: map) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. To get here from Corvallis, take RT 20/34 (SW Philomath Blvd.) west to Philomath. In Philomath, take 9th St. south to the end of the street. Park in the field. Take the trail to the river. Not Verified. Pretty confident. Updated 3/2011.

ALSEA FALLS [ALSF]: Beautiful cascade-type falls in Alsea River with pool to swim in at bottom. This is a BLM recreation area with camping, picnicing and toilets. No fee to go to falls. Camping at the site. Bathing suits unknown. LAT, LON lat=44.32958, lon=-123.49986(source: map) (accuracy:exact) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. To get here from Corvallis, take RT 20/34 (SW Philomath Blvd.) west through Philomath (see above) then continue on RT 20/34 (now the Alsea Hwy) about 20 miles to Alsea. In Alsea, take S 2nd St. south (becomes Alsea-Deadwood Hwy) for about 1 mile then turn left at S Fork Rd. Follow S Fork Rd. as it winds along for about 8 miles to the Alsea Falls Recreation Area. Not Verified. Pretty confident. Updated 3/2011.
CONFIDENCE Pretty confident
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 3/2011



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CRATER LAKE N. P. AREA
[2 PLACES]
(CRAT)

TO STATE MAP
TOWNS ROSEBURG, GRANTS PASS
STATE OR
WATER Crater Lake
TYPE Lake
DESCRIPTIONThere are not many places you can access Crater Lake for swimming and there are not many people who will go into the very cold, very deep water, but if you are one of them continue. CRATER LAKE N. P. WEB SITE. See DIRECTIONS below for details.
AREA Crater Lake N. P.
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE Unknown
FACILITIES All facilities at the lodge area.
ACTIVITIES Swimming, jumping
PHONE none
CAMPING Developed camping at the lodge area. (Fierce mosquitos in summer)
BATHING SUITS Unknown
DIRECTIONS Go to Crater Lake N. P., then

CLEETWOOD COVE [CLEE]: It is a strenuous hike of 1.1 miles each way (steep elevation change) to the place where you can jump and swim in Crater Lake. Very cold, very deep water. YOUTUBE , YOUTUBE . LAT, LON (drive to) lat=42.98007, Lon=-122.07407(source: map) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. LAT, LON (hike to) lat=42.97624, Lon=-122.08896(source: map) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP To get here in Crater Lake N. P., take the Rim Rd. to the north side of the lake (coordinates above) to the trailhead for Cleetwood Cove Trail. Take the strenuous 1.1 mile (each way) hike down the trail to a rock outcropping above the lake. Pretty confident. Not Verified. Updated 2/2013.

WIZARD ISLAND [WIZA]: You can swim also on the western side of Wizard Island.
YOUTUBE . Take the boat tour - you must choose to stay either 3 or 6 hours on the island. Take your bathing suit and hiking/swimming shoes. It is a 1.1 mile hike down to get to the boat then a hike of unknown length once you are on the island to get to the place where you can jump and swim in Crater Lake. Very cold, very deep water. LAT, LON (drive to) lat=42.90401, Lon=-122.14067(source: map) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. LAT, LON (boat/hike to) lat=42.93915, Lon=-122.14840(source: map) (accuracy:general area) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP To get here in Crater Lake N. P., go to the visitor center and get tickets for the boat tour then follow their directions. Pretty confident. Not Verified. Updated 2/2013.
CONFIDENCE Pretty confident
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 2/2013



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DOVRE
(DOVR)

NO PHOTOS TO STATE MAP
TOWNS SALEM, MCMINNVILLE
LAT, LON lat=45.316 , lon=-123.477 (source: Web Site) (accuracy:exact)
LINK TO GOOGLE MAP
STATE OR
WATER Nestucca River
TYPE River
DESCRIPTION Nestucca River swimming hole at BLM.
AREA Tillamook State Forest
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE Unknown
FACILITIES Picnic tables and toilets
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE Unknown
CAMPING Camping at site
BATHING SUITS Unknown
DIRECTIONS From McMinnville, go about 5 miles north on RT 47. In Carlton, turn west (left) on NW Meadow Lake Road and continue onto the Nestucca River Access Road, all told about 15 miles from Carlton
CONFIDENCE Pretty confident
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 5/14/2009



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FALL CREEK AREA
[5 PLACES]
(FALA)

PHOTOS BELOW TO STATE MAPTO STATE MAPwalden's pondA Family-Friendly
Walden's Pond
Road Trip Dip
A Road Trip Dip
TOWNS EUGENE, DEXTER, LOWELL
STATE OR
WATER Fall Creek
TYPE Creek swimming holes
DESCRIPTION Southeast of Eugene on Fall Creek are some outstanding swimming holes. For details, see DIRECTIONS below.
AREA Willamette N. F.
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE None
FACILITIES Varies - see below
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE Unknown
CAMPINGThere are numerous N. F. camping areas near here
BATHING SUITS May be optional in some places (some are pretty remote)
DIRECTIONS From Eugene, take I-5 south then take Exit 188A to RT 58 south/east. Go about 13 miles on RT 58 then turn north (left) on the Jasper-Lowell Rd.. Go about 3 miles (through the town of Lowell) and turn east (right) on Big Fall Creek Rd.. [RESET ODOMETER HERE.] Then:

DOLLY VARDEN [DOLL]: Wide, deep swimming hole with sandy beach and some current - rapids downstream. Camping at site. PHOTO , YOUTUBE . To get here: Go about 10 miles from the turn onto on Big Fall Creek Rd to the sign for Dolly Varden campground. Park on the right before the bridge. The swimming hole is here. LAT, LON : lat=43.9636, lon=-122.6191(source: Measured) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Very confident. Verified 8/2013. Updated 8/2013.

BROKEN BOWL [BROK]: Continue east from Dolly Varden a short way on Big Fall Creek Rd. and you will come to signs for the Broken Bowl Campground. The swimming hole is behind site #13. PHOTO . LAT, LON : lat=43.962, lon=-122.609(source: measured) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Very confident. Verified 8/2013. Updated 8/2013.

BIG POOL [BIGP]: Swimming hole with very clear water and moderate current. Camping nearby at Big Pool campground. PHOTO . To get here continue east from Broken Bowl about 1 mile to signs for Big Pool Campground. GO PAST the campground entrance and park at a small wide spot on the right. Walk to creek. LAT, LON : lat=43.9676, lon=-122.5941(source: Measured) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Very confident. Verified 8/2013. Updated 8/2013.

CLARK CREEK [CLAR]: Swimming hole with group campsite nearby. PHOTO , PHOTO , PHOTO . To get here continue east from Broken Bowl about 2 miles to the sign for Clark Creek Group Camp and park between mileposts 12 and 13. Cross the road and walk to the swimming hole. , LON : lat=43.9728, lon=-122.5755 (source: Measured) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Very confident. Verified 8/2013. Updated 8/2013.

BEDROCK [BEDR]: A large, 6 foot-deep swimming hole by a N.F. campground. PHOTO , PHOTO . To get here go about 2 miles from Clark Creek and look for the signs for the Bedrock Campground. The entrance to the campground goes over a bridge over the creek and the swimming hole is under this bridge. There are lots of "no parking" signs along here - it is not clear if there is anyplace to park and swim unless you are camping in the campground. LAT, LON : lat=43.9715, lon=-122.5455(source: Measured) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Very confident. Verified 8/2013. Updated 8/2013.

CONFIDENCE See above
VERIFIED See above
DATE UPDATED 8/2013



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FALLS CITY FALLS
(FALL)

NO PHOTO TO STATE MAP
TOWNS SALEM, DALLAS, FALLS CITY
LAT, LON (of falls) lat=44.86278, lon=-123.55083(source: map) (accuracy: approximate)
LINK TO GOOGLE MAP
STATE OR
WATER Little Luckiamute River
TYPE River/Falls
DESCRIPTION Traditional swimming places in the Little Luckiamute River and the Little Luckiamute Falls in the region of Falls City. It is not clear just what public access is currently available - there is a group working to protect public access to this river and falls. Ask locally about current status. The Falls City town web site mentions swimming in the river. There may be a hike to the falls.
AREA State Experimental Forest
SANCTION Unknown
FEE None
FACILITIES none
ACTIVITIES Swimming, Jumping
PHONE none
CAMPING None at site.
BATHING SUITS Customary
DIRECTIONS From Salem, take RT 22 west then RT 223 west to Dallas. In Dallas, turn west (right) off RT 223 onto Oakdale Rd and stay on it to Falls City. Ask locally about swimming in the Little Luckiamute River and/or at Little Luckiamute Falls (the falls are west of Falls City generally by way of Black Rock Rd.. There may be a hike to the falls.) No better directions.
CONFIDENCE Unceratain
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 2/2014



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FLORA DELL FALLS
(FLOR)

SEARCH FOR PHOTOS TO STATE MAP
TOWNS GRANTS PASS, GOLD BEACH, AGNESS
LAT, LON (Trailhead at Foster Bar) lat=42.63462, lon=-124.0520(source: map) (accuracy: approximate)
LINK TO GOOGLE MAP
STATE OR
WATER Flora Dell Creek (at Rogue River)
TYPE Falls
DESCRIPTION Swimming place at foot of 30 foot falls popular with Rogue River runners and Rogue River Trail Hikers. This is usually visited as part of a longer hiking or river trip, but can be accessed by an 9 mile round trip hike along the Rogue River Trail. The road to the trailhead is rough, the hike is difficult, hot and dry (bring lots of water). The falls are beautiful and the swimming is spectacular. You decide if it is for you...
AREA Rogue National Wild and Scenic River
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE None
FACILITIES none
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE none
CAMPING Several campgrounds near the trailhead at Foster Bar.
BATHING SUITS Optional
DIRECTIONS Flora Dell Falls are usually described as a swimming stop near the end of a multi-day hike downstream (west) along the Rogue River the ends at the Foster Bar Trailhead. If you just want to go to the falls, you can park at the Foster Bar Trailhead (coordinates above) and hike upstream 4.5 miles to the falls (difficult, hot and dry.) Get a Rogue River Trail hiking guide to read about the hike and about how to drive to the Foster Bar Trailhead. LAT, LON (Trailhead at Foster Bar) lat=42.63462, lon=-124.052. LAT, LON (Flora Dell Falls) lat=42.65812, lon=-124.00385
CONFIDENCE Pretty confident
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 2/2014



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GLIDE AREA
[3 PLACES]
(GLIA)

PHOTOS BELOW TO STATE MAPwalden's pondA Family-Friendly
Walden's Pond
TOWNS ROSEBURG, GLIDE
STATE OR
WATER Varies - see below
TYPE River/Falls
DESCRIPTION Swimming holes west of Glide off of RT 138, the North Umpqua Hwy. For details, see DIRECTIONS below. BEWARE OF POISON OAK!
AREA None
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE None
FACILITIES Picnic Tables, Toilets
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE none
CAMPING Developed camping at Whistlers Bend and Cavitt Creek Falls.
BATHING SUITS Customary
DIRECTIONS From Roseburg, take RT-138 east (Diamond Lake Blvd) and continue , staying on RT 138 (which becomes North Umqua Hwy). Then:

WHISTLERS BEND [WHIS]: Water play and good tubing place at county campground. Not really deep enough for swimming. About 12 miles east of Roseburg on RT 138 see sign for Whistlers Bend Park. Turn left and go about 3 miles to the park and proceed to picnic area. LAT, LON lat=43.311, lon=-123.217(source: measured) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Verified 8/13. Very confident. Updated 8/2013.

CAVITT CREEK FALLS [CAVI]: In BLM Recreation Area (small campground) at the base of a 10-foot waterfall on Cavitt Creek. Very nicely developed, nice picnic area, swimming permitted (no lifeguards). PHOTO . About 16 miles east of Roseburg on RT 138 (just before Glide) turn right onto Little River Rd.. Go about 7 miles (past the covered bridge), at the fork, keep right onto County Rd 82 (Cavitt Creek Rd) and go about 4 miles to the Cavitt Creek Rec Area. Easy walk to river swimming place. LAT, LON: lat=43.2, lon=-123.0226(source: measured) (accuracy:approximate)
LINK TO GOOGLE MAP Verified 8/13. Very confident. Updated 8/2013.

LITTLE RIVER [LITT]: Rock banks and some sand at a swimming place in the Little River. PHOTO , PHOTO . About 16 miles east of Roseburg on RT 138 (just before Glide) turn right onto Little River Rd.. (as with Cavitt Creek Falls, above). But now keep LEFT at the fork (dont turn onto County Rd 82, Cavitt Creek Rd). to stay on Little River Rd. and go about 5 miles (about .7 miles past the Umpqua N. F. sign, just past the Job Corps camp) to a turnout between mileposts 22 and 23 on the right. LAT, LON lat=43.2359, lon=-122.9398(source: Measured) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Verified 8/13. Very confident. Updated 8/2013.
CONFIDENCE Very confident
VERIFIED Yes
DATE UPDATED 8/2013



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GRAYBACK
(GRAY)


YOUTUBE
TO STATE MAP
TOWNS CAVE JUNCTION
LAT, LON lat=42.142, lon=-123.461(source: map) (accuracy:approximate)
LINK TO GOOGLE MAP
STATE OR
WATER Sucker Creek or Cave Creek
TYPE Creek
DESCRIPTION Swimming hole in creek near CCC National Forest campground. No further information. STATE PARK WEB SITE .
AREA Siskiyou N. F.
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE none
FACILITIES All facilities at campground
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE Unknown
CAMPING Camping at Grayback Campground
BATHING SUITS Unknown
DIRECTIONS From Cave Junction, go east on RT 46 for 11.3 miles to the Grayback Campground. The swimming hole is 1/8 mile from the campground. No better directions. CONFIDENCE Very confident
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 3/2011



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ILLINOIS RIVER FORKS S. P.
[2 PLACES]
(ILLI)

NO PHOTOS TO STATE MAP
TOWNS CAVE JUNCTION
LAT, LON lat=42.15041, lon=-123.652769(source: State Park Web Site) (accuracy:exact)
LINK TO GOOGLE MAP
STATE OR
WATER Illinois River
TYPE River
DESCRIPTION River swimming hole with sandy beach at state park picnic area (unoffical swimming). This is where the east and west forks of the Illinois River join. STATE PARK WEB SITE .
AREA Illinois River Forks S. P.
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE Unknown
FACILITIES Picnic tables and toilets
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE Unknown
CAMPING No camping at site - day use only
BATHING SUITS Required
DIRECTIONS From Cave Junction, go south 1 mile on RT 199 (between Grants Pass, Oregon, and Crescent City, California).

To scout out more swimming holes in the Illinois River, go north from the State Park on RT 199 to Selma then take the Illinois River Rd. (RT 5070) west. After a bit, this road will begin paralleling the Illinois River. Along in here, you should see some great family swimming places in the river as you drive. Go on a warm afternoon and you will likely see cars parked at the beat places. No more detailed directions.
CONFIDENCE Very confident
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 1/4/2006



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KOBERG BEACH S. P.
(KOBE)

PHOTO TO STATE MAP walden's pondA Family-Friendly
Walden's Pond
TOWNS PORTLAND, THE DALLES
LAT, LON lat=45.69583, lon=-121.45472(source: web site) (accuracy: exact)
LINK TO GOOGLE MAP
STATE OR
WATER Columbia River
TYPE River
DESCRIPTION Sandy beach on Columbia River with huge rock that can be jumped from at various heights.
AREA Koberg Beach S. P.
SANCTION Official
FEE None
FACILITIES Picnic tables, toilets
ACTIVITIES Swimming, Jumping
PHONE 1-800-551-6949
CAMPING None at site.
BATHING SUITS Required
DIRECTIONS From Portland, take I-205 north to I-84 at exit 22. Go east on I-84 toward The Dalles. Continue about 3 miles past The Dalles to the Mosier exit. Take a left at stop sign, toward Hood River.Follow signs to Koberg Beach State Park.
CONFIDENCE Pretty confident
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 4/01/2002



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LOEB S. P.
(LOEB)

STATE PARK AND PHOTOS TO STATE MAP walden's pondA Family-Friendly
Walden's Pond
TOWNS GRANTS PASS, BROOKINGS
LAT, LON lat=42.112971, lon=-124.188543(source: website) (accuracy:approximate)
LINK TO GOOGLE MAP
STATE OR
WATER Chetco River
TYPE River
DESCRIPTION Swim in beautiful river setting in state park. LINK TO WEB SITE
AREA Alfred Loeb S. P.
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE Unknown
FACILITIES All facilities in State Park
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE Unknown
CAMPING Camping and cabins at site
BATHING SUITS Required
DIRECTIONS From Brookings on RT 101, take North Bank Chetco River Road about 10 miles northeast.
CONFIDENCE Very confident
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 11/2012



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MCKENZIE RIVER WEST AREA
[4 PLACES]
(MCKW)

PHOTOS BELOW TO STATE MAPwalden's pondA Family-Friendly
Walden's Pond
Road Trip Dip
A Road Trip Dip
TOWNS EUGENE, SPRINGFIELD, BLUE RIVER
STATE OR
WATER McKenzie River and others
TYPE River and others
DESCRIPTION RT 126 east of Springfield follows the McKenzie river for many miles through the Willamette N.F.. There are many swimming holes and hot springs along here. This "WEST AREA" covers the area west of the town of Blue River. See DIRECTIONS below for details.
AREA Willamette N.F.
SANCTION Varies - see below
FEE Varies - see below
FACILITIES Varies - see below
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE Unknown
CAMPING There are several campgrounds on RT 126 east of Blue River.
BATHING SUITS Varies - see below
DIRECTIONS From Eugene and Springfield, go east on RT 126, (set odometer here) Then:

HENDRICKS WAYSIDE [HEND]: Official McKenzie River swimming place with grass beach. No lifeguard. Close to Eugene/Springfield. State Park. Roped off kids area with deeper swimming places across river and upstream a bit. PHOTO . Picnic tables and toilets, Fee. LAT, LON lat=44.0559, lon=-122.8296(source: measured) (accuracy:exact) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. To get here, take RT 126 about 6.5 miles (to where the divided highway ends). Go left (north) on Main St., still on RT 126, and go another (about) 5 miles to the turnoff for the park, on the right. Signed. Very confident. Verified 8/2013. Updated 8/2013.

DORRIS PARK [DORR]: Very nice wooded picnic area, boat ramp and unofficial swimming. PHOTO . From Hendricks Wayside, continue east on RT 126 to signs for Ben and Kay Dorris Park. LAT, LON lat=44.1319, lon=-122.5196 (source: measured) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Very confident. Verified 8/2013. Updated 8/2013.

FINN ROCK [FINN]: Some of the best swimming holes on the McKenzie are around Finn Rock, a small town about 30 miles east of Springfield on RT 126. One is at a boat launch you get to by crossing the river bridge at Quartz Creek Road, then turn left into parking area. PHOTO . Another is on the RT 126 side of the river right across from the boat launch. PHOTO . Park in a big pull out on the right side just past the Quartz Creek Rd. bridge and walk to the river. LAT, LON lat=44.1287, lon=-122.379(source: measured) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Very confident. Verified 8/2013. Updated 8/2013.

BLUE RIVER TOWN PARK [BLUR]: A little further east along RT 126 take the turn off for the town of Blue River. PHOTO , PHOTO . Look for the sign for the town park near the river bridge (nice picnic area and playground). In the park, walk to the far end of the park where there are some old buildings. Go down to the river here - there is a small rapid feeding a deep, cold (unofficial) swimming hole. Low jumping rock too. LAT, LON lat=44.1564, lon=-122.3362(source: measured) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Very confident. Verified 8/2013. Updated 8/2013.

CONFIDENCE Varies-see above
VERIFIED Varies-see above
DATE UPDATED 8/2013



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MCKENZIE RIVER EAST AREA
[4 PLACES]
(MCKW)

PHOTOS BELOW TO STATE MAP
TOWNS EUGENE, SPRINGFIELD, BLUE RIVER, MCKENZIE RIVER BRIDGE
STATE OR
WATER McKenzie River and others
TYPE River and others
DESCRIPTION RT 126 east of Springfield follows the McKenzie river for many miles through the Willamette N.F.. There are many swimming holes and hot springs along here. This "EAST AREA" covers the area east of the town of Blue River. See DIRECTIONS below for details.
AREA Willamette N.F.
SANCTION Varies - see below
FEE Varies - see below
FACILITIES Varies - see below
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE Unknown
CAMPING There are several campgrounds on RT 126 east of Blue River.
BATHING SUITS Varies - see below
DIRECTIONS From Eugene and Springfield, go east on RT 126 to the town of Blue River. Then:

COUGAR HOT SPRINGS [COUH]: NOTE: As of 7/2014, the uppermost pool is closed due to rocks falling. The Forest Service plans to repair it this year. The lower pools are still open.

Outstanding natural hot springs! The hot spring is actually named "Terwilliger" but often called "Cougar". Clothing very optional here. Must clear out before sunset but come early or late in the day if you want to feel most comfortable with the crowd without clothing. Multiple hot pools cascade down a luxuriant forested hillside. PHOTO . The Forest Service has taken this sometimes troubled spot under its wing and, by charging to get in, now assures clean pools, a clean and sober crowd (no alcohol) and sanitary toilet facilities.

To get here from Blue River, continue east on RT 126 and see the signs for Cougar Reservoir on the right. Take Forest Rd 19 south (right) for about 8 miles along the reservoir to a sign for Terwilliger Hot Springs at a path on the right side of road. Continue past this sign a short distance to the large parking area on the left side of the road. Park here, buy a permit ($6.00 per person in 2013) (yes, they really do enforce this permit - ever get a ticket while standing naked in the woods?) and walk to the path (at the sign). Walk about .25 miles up this path to the hot spring. LAT, LON lat=44.08169, lon=-122.24094(source: measured) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Very confident. Verified 8/2013. Updated 8/2013.

MCKENZIE RIVER VIEWPOINT [MCKV]: Nice deep swimming place in the McKenzie River at viewpoint. To get here, continue east on RT 126 (at the fork, keep left to stay on RT 126 - RT 126 turns north here) (you will pass Belknap Hot Springs, a commercial resort, Google it for info) and you will see a large turoff on the left and signs for a viewpoint with large message boards. Park here and walk around a log barrier and down to the river. There is a nice deep place here for a dip and to cool off. LAT, LON lat=44.227, lon=-122.06(source: measured) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Very confident. Verified 8/2013. Updated 8/2013.

MCKENZIE RIVER HOT SPRINGS [MCKH]: Decent little natural hot springs with several rock-enclosed pools along the bank of the river. PHOTO . Clothing optional. To get here, continue on RT 126 and turn left on Deer Creek Rd. (FR2654). Just after you cross the bridge over the river, turn right into a large parking area. (There are some nice hiking/biking trails that leave from this parking area.)

To get to the hot spring, don't take any of these trails but walk south in the parking area back to the road you came in on and cross that road, staying on the same side of the bridge. Just across the road, by the bridge, is a trail that leads down toward the river then along the river downstream a short way to the hot springs. LAT, LON lat=44.2397, lon=-122.0588(source: measured) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Very confident. Verified 8/2013. Updated 8/2013.

TAMOLITCH POOL [TAMO]: (Also known as "Blue Pool" or "Blue Hole".) For real cold water in a very interesting setting, continue on RT 126 to the northern end of Trailbridge Reservoir then turn left on FR 730, cross the bridge then turn immeditely right and drive a short way then park for the McKenzie River Trail. Hike north (upstream) on the McKenzie River Trail for about 4 miles (each way). Here the river has flowed underground for 3 miles and comes out in the Tamolitch Pool. There are several streams of water emerging into the pool from an underwater lava rock wall. LAT, LON (trailhead) lat=44.28758, lon=-122.0387(source: DeLorme) (accuracy: approximate for trailhead) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP.

There may be another way to hike here in about 2 miles each way. Continue to drive north on RT 126 from the trailhead above for about 1.5 - 2.0 miles. You should see on the left a trailhead turn out. If you hike this trail about 2 miles (each way) you will be on a bluff above the pool from which you can view the pool. To get down to the pool takes a bit of climbing. Work your way to the left along the top of the bluff to find a more gradual way down to the pool. Please tell us if you try this way. Not Verified. Uncertain. Updated 8/2013.
CONFIDENCE Varies - see above
VERIFIED Varies - see above
DATE UPDATED 8/2013



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NORTH SANTIAM AREA [8 PLACES]
(NOSA)

PHOTOS BELOW TO STATE MAP walden's pondA Family-Friendly
Walden's Pond
TOWNS SALEM, MILL CITY
STATE OR
WATER Varies - see below
TYPE River
DESCRIPTION Just about 30 miles east of Salem lies the Little North Santiam Recreation Area and a veritable plethora of fine swimming holes (well, 10-12, actually) on the North Fork Santiam River.
AREA Willamette N.F.
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE No
FACILITIES Varies, some pit toilets
ACTIVITIES Swimming, Tubeing
PHONE None
CAMPING There are several National Forest campgrounds along Little North Fork Road.
BATHING SUITS Varies
DIRECTIONS From Salem, go southeast on RT 22 about 20 miles to Mehama, then:

HANNAH COVERED BRIDGE [HANN]: Swimming and jumping place with very deep pool in Thomas Creek beside historic covered bridge. PHOTO , PHOTO . WEB INFO , YOUTUBE , YOUTUBE . LAT, LON : lat=44.712, lon= -122.719 (source: web site) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. To get here from RT 22 at Mehama, take RT 226 (Albany-Lyons Hwy) south about 10 miles then turn left on Camp Morrison Driver. The covered bridge is here and the swimming place is below. Very confident. Verified 8/2013. Updated 8/2013.

SANTIAM RIVER - LITTLE NORTH FORK [SANR]: A bunch of swimming holes in the Little North Fork Santiam River along North Fork Road (becomes FR 2207). To get here from RT 22 at Mehama, go about 1 mile then turn left (northeast) at the signs for the Little Santiam Recreation Area onto the North Fork Road (becomes FR 2207). Set your odometer here. As you drive out this road, there are lots of swimming holes. Some of these are: (all distances are from where you turn off RT 22 onto North Fork Rd):

NORTH FORK PARK [NORP] : At about 2 miles from the turn off RT 22 onto North Fork Rd.. There is a sign. PHOTO . LAT, LON : 44.7978,-122.5656 (source: Measured) (accuracy: approximate). Very confident. Verified 8/2013. Updated 8/2013.

CANYON CREEK PARK [CANP] : Very inviting swimming place in river with broad gravel beach. At about 7.2 miles from the turn off RT 22 onto North Fork Rd.. There is a sign. PHOTO , PHOTO , PHOTO .LAT, LON : 44.8011,-122.4788 (source: Measured) (accuracy: approximate). Very confident. Verified 8/2013. Updated 8/2013.

BEAR CREEK PARK [BEAC] : At about 7.6 miles from the turn off RT 22 onto North Fork Rd.. There is a sign. PHOTO , PHOTO . LAT, LON : 44.8004, -122.4696 (source: Measured) (accuracy: approximate). Very confident. Verified 8/2013. Updated 8/2013.

ELKHORN VALLEY REC. SITE [ELKH] : At about 8.4 miles from the turn off RT 22 onto North Fork Rd.. There is a sign. Has camping, picnicing, swimming and jumping. PHOTO , PHOTO . LAT, LON : 44.7995, -122.4543 (source: Measured) (accuracy: approximate). Very confident. Verified 8/2013. Updated 8/2013.

SALMON FALLS PARK [SALF] : Huge pool at the bottom of a nice waterfall. PHOTO , PHOTO . At about 14 miles from the turn off RT 22 onto North Fork Rd.. There is a sign. After you park in the parking area, walk to the left through the picnic area and you will see a path dwown to the river and a sign saying "Warning - steep trail" - and it is, but not too difficult! There is more than one trail down to the river, some are less steep than others. LAT, LON : 44.83171,-122.37178 (source: Measured) (accuracy: approximate). Very confident. Verified 8/2013. Updated 8/2013.

THREE POOLS [THRP] : Beautiful aquamarine pools, 5 miles round trip (out and back) hike. Three different swimming holes, each slightly above the other and separated by short waterfalls. The water is translucent, even in the deepest portions and the sunlight reflected off the rocks below. Lower pools have wide rock beach and shallow water - good for kids. Upper pools have jumping rocks for older folks.

To get here, at about 14.6 miles from the turn off RT 22 onto North Fork Rd. see Elkhorn Dr. (FR 201) - turn right and drive .4 miles to parking for the Little North Santiam Trail. LAT, LON (of parking): lat=44.833938, lon=-122.350917 (source: web site) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Very scenic hike along the river, some up and down hill, many waterfalls, cascades, etc. At about 2.5 miles you come to the three pools. HIKING INFO. LAT, LON (of pools): lat=44.833938, lon=-122.309933 (source: web site) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. (For a less used spot, continue .20 miles to a quiet, pebbly beach east of Three Pools.) If you have 2 cars, there is shuttle possibility that shortens the hike a bit. See the hiking directions link above. Pretty confident. Not verified. Updated 8/2013.

OPAL CREEK POOL [OPAL] : Beautiful aquamarine pool at the foot of a major waterfall. 7 miles round trip (out and back) hike - easy walking along the river. To get here, continue east on (unpaved) North Fork Rd. (FR 2207), at a fork keep left onto FR 2209 and continue to the end of FR 2209 (road will be rough - sedan users may need to park and walk) and park where there is a gate and trailhead. Be prepared to pay a $5 daily fee in the envelope provided by the Forest Service at this gate. LAT, LON (of parking): lat=44.86010, lon=-122.26792 (source: web site) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP.

Hike on a very scenic old gravel road about 2 miles then follow the signs another 1 mile to Jawbone Flats; an old mining town that still has residents. In Jawbone Flats, make a right turn at a building where you can hear a water powered generator and follow this trail a short way to a short side trail down to Opal Pool. LAT, LON (of pools): lat=44.84417, lon=-122.20641 (source: web site) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. LINK TO HIKING INFO . Pretty confident. Not verified. Updated 8/2013.

CONFIDENCE Varies - see above
VERIFIED Varies - see above
DATE UPDATED 8/2013



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NORTH UMPQUA AREA
[4 PLACES]
(NUMA)

PHOTOS BELOW TO STATE MAPwalden's pondA Family-Friendly
Walden's Pond
TOWNS ROSEBURG, GLIDE
STATE OR
WATER North Umpqua River
TYPE River/Falls
DESCRIPTION Swimming holes east of Glide on RT 138, the North Umpqua Hwy. Several very close together, often no signs, go slowly! For details, see DIRECTIONS below. BEWARE OF POISON OAK!
AREA None
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE None
FACILITIES Picnic Tables, Toilets
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE none
CAMPING Developed camping at Whistlers Bend and Cavitt Creek Falls.
BATHING SUITS Customary
DIRECTIONS From Roseburg, take RT-138 east (Diamond Lake Blvd) and continue , staying on RT 138 (which becomes North Umqua Hwy) to Glide. Then: (The swimming holes below are in order from Glide going east.)

NARROWS PARK [NARR]: Fast water in narrow rock chute on North Umpqua River empties into pools at the bottom of the chute. Good tubing in the chute but for good swimmers only. PHOTO . East of Glide on RT 138 between mileposts 21 and 22 on the right. NO SIGN, go slowly or miss it. Gravel drive to parking. LAT, LON lat=43.32608, lon=-123.01649 (source: measured) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Verified 8/13. Very confident. Updated 8/2013.

CABLE CROSSING PARK [CABL]: Quiet pool on North Umpqua River with gradual sandy beach. PHOTO . East of Glide on RT 138 between mileposts 22 and 23 on the right - .8 miles past Swiftwater Park. NO SIGN, go slowly or miss it. Gravel drive to parking. LAT, LON lat=43.32376, lon=-122.99187 (source: measured) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Verified 8/13. Very confident. Updated 8/2013.

STICK BEACH [STIC]: Outstanding swimming beach on North Umpqua River with gradual sandy beach. It does get deep further out. Family fun. Picnic table. PHOTO , PHOTO . East of Glide on RT 138 between mileposts 24 and 25 on the right - past Baker Park. NO SIGN, go slowly or miss it. Gravel drive to parking. LAT, LON lat=43.31078, lon=-122.96608 (source: measured) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Verified 8/13. Very confident. Updated 8/2013.

SUSAN CREEK [SUSA]: Nicely developed day use (picnic) area PICNIC AREA connected by .5 mile trail along the river SWIM ON TRAIL to campground on North Umpqua River. SWIM IN CAMPGROUND , SWIM IN CAMPGROUND . Several jumping rocks, deep (and COLD) below. Family fun for all ages. East of Glide on RT 138 between mileposts 28 and 29 on the right - First comes the picnic area, then .5 miles further east on the road, the campground. HAS SIGN for both picnic area and campground. LAT, LON lat=43.29603, lon=-122.89328 (source: measured) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Verified 8/13. Very confident. Updated 8/2013.
CONFIDENCE Very confident
VERIFIED Yes
DATE UPDATED 8/2013



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OAKRIDGE AREA
[6 PLACES]
(OAKA)

PHOTOS BELOW TO STATE MAP
TOWNS EUGENE, DEXTER, WESTFIR, OAKRIDGE
STATE OR
WATER North Fork of the Middle Fork Willamette River
TYPE River
DESCRIPTION Numerous swimming places north and east of Oakridge. See DIRECTIONS below for details.
AREA Willamette N.F.
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE None
FACILITIES Toilets and picnic tables at some places-see below
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE Unknown
CAMPING Several N.F. campgrounds along these roads - see below
BATHING SUITS Customary
DIRECTIONS To get here, go about 33 miles east from I-5 on RT 58 (way past the turn off for the Fall Creek Area, above). Then:

WILLAMETTE NORTH FORK [WINF]: Going east on RT 58 (just before Oakridge), you will PASS the first turnoff signed "Westfir-Oakridge" then turn north (left) at the SECOND turnoff for Westfir-Oakridge between mileposts 33 and 34. At the Westfir covered bridge, SET YOUR ODOMETER. Here the road name changes to the North Fork Road (FR 19). LAT, LON : lat=43.7938, lon=-122.4569(source: DeLorme) (accuracy:general area) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Very confident. Verified 8/2013. Updated 8/2013.

There are many swimming holes along this road. Some of these are (there are others):

FIRST: At about 1.4 miles from the covered bridge see a gravel parking area on the left and path to the river. PHOTO , PHOTO . LAT, LON : lat=43.7751, lon=-122.4794(source: Measured) (accuracy: approximate).

SECOND: At about 3.5 miles from the covered bridge see a gravel parking area on the left. Walk a bit further on the road and find a path to the river. PHOTO , PHOTO . LAT, LON : lat=43.7936, lon=-122.4544 (source: Measured) (accuracy: approximate).

THIRD: At about 11 miles from the covered bridge see a gravel parking area on the left and path to the river. PHOTO LAT, LON : lat=43.87, lon=-122.4003 (source: Measured) (accuracy: approximate).

SALMON CREEK FALLS [SALM]: To get here continue east on RT 58 to Oakridge then take FR 24 east (left on Crestview Street, right on 1st Street). In 3 miles, see the sign for Salmon Creek Falls Campground. Here a falls makes a deep blue frothy pool swimming hole. PHOTO . It appears both difficult and dangerous to swim in the frothy pool below the falls. You might find places both well above and well below the falls to swim. Some good swimmers jump in well above the falls behind campground site #6. PHOTO . Weaker swimmers should definitely seek a place well BELOW the falls. See also the nearby "Salmon Creek Trail" for hiking/biking. LAT, LON : lat=43.76108, lon=-122.37675(source: measured) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Very confident. Verified 8/2013. Updated 8/2013.

BLUE POOL [BLUP]: To get here from Oakridge, continue east on RT 58 about 20 miles to the Blue Pool Campground and continue to day use parking area. Here, in Salt Creek, is a mostly shallow water play area with some depth near a large rock. PHOTO , PHOTO . LAT, LON : lat=43.7092, lon=-122.2981 (source: Measured) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Very confident. Verified 8/2013. Updated 8/2013.

MCCREDIE HOT SPRINGS [MCCR]: Not the best natural hot springs in the area (see "Cougar" elsewhere) but pretty popular and worth a stop. To get here from Blue Pool above, continue east on RT 58 about .5 mile to the signs for the hot springs and large, paved parking lot (with vault toilet). Park and walk the path to the left of where you came in a short way to the river. The hot spring is at the side of the river and rocks can be moved to allow more or less cold river water in order to regulate the temperature. Bathing suits are optional depending on the crowd. CAUTION: Be careful - there can be very hot spots in the pools. PHOTO . LAT, LON : lat=43.70660 lon=-122.288 (source: Measured) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Very confident. Verified 8/2013. Updated 8/2013.
CONFIDENCE Very confident
VERIFIED Yes, 8/2013
DATE UPDATED 8/2013



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THE QUARRY
(QUAR)

PHOTO
PHOTO
PHOTO
TO STATE MAP
TOWNS MEDFORD, ASHLAND
LAT, LON lat=42.2675, lon=-122.4192(source: Google Earth) (accuracy: exact)
LINK TO GOOGLE MAP
STATE OR
WATER Quarry
TYPE Quarry
DESCRIPTION This from a visitor:"An old rock quarry where natruists hang out during the summer. It has a decent sized spring fed pond in the middle, with gravel beaches, surrounded by camping nooks in the trees. The hole is hardly 200 feet off the Keno Access Road, but is fully hidden from view by the rock shelf. A rock bluff where people jump off into the pool, about a 20-30 foot drop."

This report from a visitor in 2010:"I just visited The Quarry in Southern Oregon. We had a great time. I would like to call this site verified, and to say there are several people that camp there in tents, campers, motor homes, trailers, etc. It is family friendly from what I could tell as there were several families on the west side beach area but the entire quarry is clothing optional."
AREA Rogue River National Forest
SANCTION unofficial
FEE None
FACILITIES none
ACTIVITIES Swimming, Jumping
PHONE none
CAMPING None at site.
BATHING SUITS Optional
DIRECTIONS From Ashland, take E. Main Street or Ashland St. to the east a short distance then turn northeast (left) on Dead Indian Memorial Rd.. Go about 18.5 miles on Dead Indian then go east (right) on the Keno Access Rd.. You will promptly drive out of the trees onto a narrow clearing, over a small stream, then over a water canal, then you will be back in the trees, and will start going up the rise. Near the top of the rise, about 1/4 mile from Dead Indian Rd, is the rock sides, and right as you crest the top, leveling out, you should be making a right turn, directly across from a gravel turn out area. The road weaves through the trees, around the quarry a lot like an @ sign, with camp sites all around the perimeter, with the swimming hole in the middle. (This is NOT the Howard Prarie Lake but is very nearby it.)
CONFIDENCE Very confident
VERIFIED By another
DATE UPDATED 3/2011



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ROW RIVER AREA
[5 PLACES]
(ROWR)

PHOTOS BELOW TO STATE MAP
TOWNS EUGENE, COTTAGE GROVE, DORENA, CULP CREEK
STATE OR
WATER Varies - see below
TYPE Varies - see below
DESCRIPTION Southeast of Cottage Grove, near the Row River in the Umpqua N. F. are several outstanding swimming holes. For details, see DIRECTIONS below.
AREA Umpqua N. F.
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE None
FACILITIES Unknown
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE Unknown
CAMPINGThere are numerous N. F. camping areas near here
BATHING SUITS May be optional in some places (some are pretty remote)
DIRECTIONS From I-5 south of Eugene, take Exit 174 at Cottage Grove. Get off here and go east (left) onto Row River Rd.. Then:

MOSBY CREEK [MOSB]: Creek with rope swing. To get here, go about .5 mile east on Row River Rd. then turn right on Thornton Lane and go about .1 miles then left on Mosby Creek Rd.. Continue on Mosby Creek Rd. about 4.7 miles then turn right on Blue Mountain Rd.. Go about 1 mile to a turn out on the left. LAT, LON : lat=43.74162, lon=-122.98070 (source: map) (accuracy: approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Pretty confident. Not verified. Updated 8/2013.

DORENA COVERED BRIDGE [DORE]: (May be known locally as "Turtle Rock", maybe not). YOUTUBE , YOUTUBE . Traditional swimming hole in Row River. To get here, continue east on Row River Rd. and keep left onto Government Rd. (on the south side of Dorena Lake) a total of about 12 miles from Cottage Grove. Government Rd. crosses a bridge and rejoins Row River Rd. alongside of an old covered bridge. Drive across the river on the concrete bridge and turn immediately left. Then you will see the swimming hole on your left and parked cars along the road if it is a warm day. Park and walk the path down to the river. LAT, LON : lat=43.739 , lon=-122.885(source: measured) (accuracy: approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Very confident. Verified 8/2013. Updated 8/2013.

SHARPS CREEK R. A. [SHAR]: Nice swimming place in Sharp's Creek with small rocky beach and a shallow swimming area for kids. Deeper place as well with high rock for jumping. Camping site just across the road. PHOTO , PHOTO. To get here from the Dorena Covered Bridge, continue east on Row River Rd about 4.2 miles (to the town of Culp Creek) then turn south (right) on Sharp's Creek Road and drive 3.3 miles to Sharp's Creek Recreation Site. LAT, LON : lat=43.66489, lon=-122.80669(source: map) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Very confident. Verified 8/2013. Updated 8/2013.

WILDWOOD FALLS PARK [WILD]: Magnificent huge swimming hole at the foot of 16 foot falls. Picnic tables, restrooms. Jump off 25 foot cliffs into 20 foot+ deep water. Underwater cave. PHOTO , PHOTO , YOUTUBE , YOUTUBE , LINK TO WEB PAGE/PHOTO. CAUTION: Be careful climbing down to the pool. To get here: From Dorena Bridge (above) continue east on Row River Rd. about 4.5 miles then turn left on Brice Creek Rd.. Go .8 miles on Brice Creek Rd. to a turnout on the right for Wildwood Falls Park. LAT, LON : lat=43.7, lon=-122.819(source: measured) (accuracy: approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Very confident. Verified 8/2013. Updated 8/2013.

LASELLS STEWART PARK [LASE]: A small falls fills a lava and boulder-surrounded pool. Some sandy beach areas. (I think you can also access the bottom of Wildwood Falls from this park - it is pretty much right across the river from Wildwood Falls Park) To get here From the Dorena Covered Bridge go east on Row River Rd. about 5 miles and, between mileposts 17 and 18, turn left and drive a rough dirt road into the park. LAT, LON : lat=43.69861 , lon=-122.82361(source: web site) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Pretty confident. Not verified. Updated 8/2013.

CONFIDENCE See above
VERIFIED See above
DATE UPDATED 8/2013



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SANDY RIVER AREA
[2 PLACES]
(SAND)

SEE BELOW FOR PHOTOS TO STATE MAP walden's pondA Family-Friendly
Walden's Pond

Road Trip Dip
A Road Trip Dip
TOWNS PORTLAND, TROUTDALE
STATE OR
WATER Sandy River
TYPE River
DESCRIPTION Official swimming places in Sandy River. See DIRECTIONS below for details.
AREA Varies - see below
SANCTION Official
FEE Yes
FACILITIES All facilities at state park
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE Unknown
CAMPING No camping at site
BATHING SUITS Required
DIRECTIONS From Portland, take I-84 east toward the COlumbia River Gorge, then take Exit 18 (set odometer). Take NE. Jordan Rd. south then follow the Historic Columbia River Gorge Hwy. south, then:

GLEN OTTO PARK [GLEN]: Troutdale city park with a swimming beach on the Sandy River. Lifeguards sometimes. Restrooms, picnic area, playground. Address is: 1102 E. Historic Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale, OR 97060. WEB SITE . LAT, LON : lat=45.5375, lon=-122.37694(source: web site) (accuracy:exact) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. To get here, go south on Historic Columbia River Gorge Hwy about .5 miles from I-84 and turn right (west) on E. Historic Columbia River Rd. (may be called Glen Otto Park Rd.) to park. Very confident. Not verified. Updated 12/28/2007.

DABNEY S. R. A. [DABN]: Swimming place in Sandy River in state park with picnic facilities. Official, we think. Fee. STATE PARK WEB SITE LAT, LON : lat=45.51728, lon=-122.35353(source: DeLorme) (accuracy:exact) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. To get here, from I-84 continue south then east on Historic Columbia River Gorge Hwy. In about 3.5 miles from I-84, you should see the state park. Enter the state park and follow an asphalt pathway down to the Sandy River where there is a beach area. Very confident. Not verified. Updated 12/28/2007.
CONFIDENCE Very confident
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 12/28/2007



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SILVERTON AREA
[3 PLACES]
(SILA)

PHOTOS BELOW TO STATE MAP walden's pondA Family-Friendly
Walden's Pond

Road Trip Dip
A Road Trip Dip
TOWNS SALEM, ALBANY, SILVERTON
STATE OR
WATER Varies, see below
TYPE Creek
DESCRIPTION Family swimming places. No lifeguards. For details, see DIRECTIONS below.
AREA Varies, see below.
SANCTION Varies, see below
FEE none
FACILITIES All facilities in Silver Falls State Park
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE Unknown
CAMPING Camping at Silver Falls State Park
BATHING SUITS Required
DIRECTIONS From Silverton, which is east of Salem:

COOLIDGE MCCLAINE PARK [COOL]: Family swimming place in Silver Creek right in town in Silverton. Also known as Salamander Island. PHOTO . Picnic area and playground. Also has fountain for kids to run in the water. PHOTO . No lifeguards but a fun family place. WEB SITE . LAT, LON lat=45.00177, lon=-122.78245(source: map) (accuracy: approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. To get here, in Silverton, take Main St. west acrosss the creek then turn south (left) on Coolidge St. and go to the park. Very confident. Verified 8/2013. Updated 8/2013.

ABIQUA CREEK [ABIQ]: Popular local swimming hole on Abiqua Creek near Silverton and Scott's Mills. To get here from Silverton, take RT 213 northeast about 3 miles then turn east (right) on on S. Abiqua Rd. NE (AKA Powers Creek Rd) and turn right when this road ends at N. Abiqua Rd. NE. You will be driving along Abiqua Creek. In this vicinity are several swimming holes. This one PHOTO is at LAT, LON : lat=44.974, lon=-122.6444(source: measured) (accuracy: approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Very confident. Verified 8/2013. Updated 8/2013.

SILVER FALLS S. P. [SILV]: Developed swimming place in Silver Creek with sand beach, no lifguards but a fun family place. STATE PARK WEB SITE . LAT, LON lat=44.876667, lon=-122.64805(source: web site) (accuracy: approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. To get here from Silverton, take RT 214 south to the state park. The swimming place is in the creek, not at the falls. Not Verified. Pretty confident. Updated 11/2012.
CONFIDENCE Varies - see above
VERIFIED Varies - see above
DATE UPDATED 8/2013



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SOUTH SANTIAM AREA
[6 PLACES]
(SOSA)

PHOTOS BELOW TO STATE MAP
TOWNS ALBANY, EUGENE, SWEET HOME, CALAPOOIA
STATE OR
WATER Varies - see below
TYPE Varies - see below
DESCRIPTION Several swimming holes southeast of Sweet Home in the Calapooia River and South Santiam River. See DIRECTIONS below for details.
AREA Willamette N.F.
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE None
FACILITIES Unknown
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE Unknown
CAMPING Unknown
BATHING SUITS Unknown
DIRECTIONS From I-5 at Albany take Exit 233 then RT 20 east through Lebanon to Sweet Home. Then:

MILEPOST 34 [MI34]: From Sweet Home, going east on RT 20, there are mileposts. Just after Mile Post 34, on a bend in the road, there is said to be a swimming hole. YOUTUBE (not sure of location). No better information or directions. LAT, LON : lat=44.4061, lon=-122.5927(source: DeLorme) (accuracy:general area) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Uncertain. Not verified. Updated 12/1/2005

CLOSED BRIDGE [CLBR]: River runs deep and swift in a narrow rock channel beneath a closed bridge. PHOTO . Continue east on RT 20, you will see the Riverbend County Park, go 2 miles pasty the park and on your left will be a closed bridge over the South Santiam River. Park near here (do not block bridge) and walk down to the river on the left side of the bridge. LAT, LON : lat=44.39913, lon=-122.53886 (source: measured) (accuracy: approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Very confident. Verified 8/2013. Updated 8/2013..

TREE FARM PARK [TREF]: PHOTO , PHOTO . Continue east on RT 20 about .3 miles from the closed bridge and you will see a dirt road on the left (actually a loop road) that is unsigned, this is the Tree Farm Park. Walk down to the river and upstream a bit. Chutes and small falls, very deep in places. LAT, LON : lat=44.3971, lon=-122.5331 (source: measured) (accuracy: approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Very confident. Verified 8/2013. Updated 8/2013..

PICNIC AREA - CASCADIA S. P. [PICC]: Deep quiet pools in river near day use-picnic area. PHOTO , PHOTO . From Sweet Home, go east on RT 20 about 14 miles (past Milepost 34 above) to Cascadia S.P.. Drive into the park entrance, keep right into the day use - picnic area. Park near the first rest rooms you come to. Walk past the rest rooms toward the river. You wil come to a fence, follow the fence until you come to stairs that go down to the river. LAT, LON : lat=44.3994, lon=-122.479(source: measured) (accuracy: approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Very confident. Verified 8/2013. Updated 8/2013.

HIGH ROCKS - CASCADIA S. P. [HIGC]: Fabulous deep gorge and huge rocks to swim from. PHOTO , PHOTO , PHOTO . This place was closed for a while but is now re-opened (summer 2007) with a special appeal to HELP KEEP IT CLEAN - PLEASE! From the main entrance to Cascadia S. P., continue east on RT 20 a short way to the bridge over Wolf Creek. Park in a large turnout before (west of) the bridge. Walk back (west) a bit and you will come to a railing and stairs down to the gorge. (Don't try to climb down elsewhere - it is too steep) LAT, LON : lat=44.3959, lon=-122.4649 (source: measured) (accuracy: approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Very confident. Verified 8/2013. Updated 8/2013..

HOUSE ROCK [HOUS]: Creek water play and swimming at nice N. F. campground. YOUTUBE . From Cascadia S. P. (above) continue west on RT 20 about 15 miles to the sign for House Rock Campground. The campground has sites along the creek and access to the creek for swimming. LAT, LON : lat=44.39202, lon=-122.244(source: map) (accuracy: approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Pretty confident. Not verified. Updated 2/2013.
CONFIDENCE Varies -see above
VERIFIED Yes, 8/2013
DATE UPDATED 2/2013



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SOUTH UMPQUA AREA
[2 PLACES]
(SOUT)

NO PHOTOS TO STATE MAPwalden's pondA Family-Friendly
Walden's Pond
TOWNS MEDFORD, CANYONVILLE, TILLER
STATE OR
WATER South Umpqua River
TYPE Varies - see below
DESCRIPTION Swimming places on SOuth Umpqua River. For details, see below.
AREA Umpqua N. F.
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE No
FACILITIES Pincic tables, toilets
ACTIVITIES Swimming, Jumping, Sliding
PHONE Unknown
CAMPING Camping at Dumont Creek campground.
BATHING SUITS Customary
DIRECTIONS From I-5, Exit 98, at Canyonville (between Eugene and Medford) take RT 227 east to Tiller (Ranger Station is here). From Tiller, continue east on RT 46 then onto FR 28. Then:

DUMONT CREEK [DUMO]: Creek swimming hole at National Forest Campground. From RT 46 intersection with FR 28 (above), continue on FR 28 about 10 miles - the campground will be on the right. The swimming hole is at the upstream end of the campground. LAT, LON: lat=43.036, lon=-122.8096(source: Campground website) (accuracy:approximate)
LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Pretty confident Not verified. Updated 8/2013.

SOUTH UMPQUA FALLS [SOUF]: Broad, low waterfall with swimming, diving and sliding opportunities - very popular with local families. From RT 46 intersection with FR 28 (above), continue on FR 28 about 20 miles (you will pass Dumont, above) to the South Umpqua Falls recreation area.LAT, LON: lat=43.05483, lon=-122.68569(source: DeLorme) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Pretty confident Not verified. Updated 8/2013.
CONFIDENCE Pretty confident
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 8/2013



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SUGAR CREEK
(SUGA)

NO PHOTOS TO STATE MAP
TOWNS PAULINA
LAT, LON lat=44.232, lon=-119.806(source: campground Web Site) (accuracy: approximate)
LINK TO GOOGLE MAP
STATE OR
WATER Sugar Creek
TYPE Creek
DESCRIPTION Easy 1.25 mile (each way) hike from National Forest campground leads to swimming hole in Sugar Creek. (Suzi Dow looked for this in 2008 and didn't see it, but we think it is there.)
AREA Ochoco N. F.
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE Unknown
FACILITIES Toilets in campground
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE Unknown
CAMPING Camping at site in N. F. campgguound
BATHING SUITS Unknown
DIRECTIONS From Paulina, take RT 112 east about 3.6 miles to the Sugar Creek campground sign. Turn left after the sign onto Beaver Creek Rd and Forest Rt. 58 and go 7.3 miles to "Y" intersection and campground sign. Bear right, staying on Rt 58, and go 1.3 miles to campground on right. The swimming hole is on Sugar Creek Trail #824 about 1.25 miles from the campground.
CONFIDENCE Pretty confident
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 5/13/2009



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SWEET HOME AREA
[10 PLACES]
(SWEE)

PHOTOS BELOW TO STATE MAP
TOWNS ALBANY, EUGENE, SWEET HOME, CALAPOOIA
STATE OR
WATER Varies - see below
TYPE Varies - see below
DESCRIPTION Several swimming holes southeast of Sweet Home in the Calapooia River and South Santiam River. See DIRECTIONS below for details.
AREA Willamette N.F.
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE None
FACILITIES Unknown
ACTIVITIES Swimming
PHONE Unknown
CAMPING Unknown
BATHING SUITS Unknown
DIRECTIONS From I-5 at Albany take Exit 233 then RT 20 east through Lebanon to Sweet Home. Then:

CALAPOOIA RIVER AREA [CALA]: Numerous swimming holes along a road paralleling the Calapooia River southeast of Sweet Home. NOTE: We have had a report that these can be quite shallow - maybe depends on season.

Two very popular spots (before the pavement ends) are unofficially dubbed "Swiss Cheese" PHOTO and "The Jumping Rocks" PHOTO You can go past the point where the road becomes gravel and find numerous other holes, although the river is generally quite shallow PHOTO . One popular place is at a bridge on the right PHOTO at LAT LON: 44.31118, 122.70965. There is a lot of variety, all swimming holes sharing one main quality in common save for beauty: they are all frigid. Although this is very popular for those from the Corvallis/Albany/Lebanon area, it is not for the cold sensitive. LAT, LON : lat=44.3266, lon=-122.7391(source: measured) (accuracy:general area) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP.

To get here from Sweet Home, take RT 228 south to Holley then turn east (left) on the Upper Calapooia Drive. This road follows the Calapooia River more or less closely, but for several miles all of the property along the river is private. You will drive out of the countryside and into the forest on this relatively windy, hilly road. Before too long, given the weather is good, you will notice cars pulled off at various points on the right side of the road. Where they are parked is most likely at a trail down to a swimming hole. Very confident. Verified 8/2013. Updated 8/2013.

WATERLOO PARK [WATR]: Gravel and sandy informal swimming place close to Sweet Home in the South Santiam River in county park. To get here from Sweet Home, take RT 20 northwest about 9 miles to Waterloo. In Waterloo, go to the bridge over the river and park on the west (near side) of the bridge (not across the bridge). No further details. LAT, LON : lat= 44.49733, lon=-122.8218(source: map) (accuracy: approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Very confident. Not verified. Updated 8/2013.

SHEA POINT - FOSTER LAKE [SHEA]: Informal swimming area close to Sweet Home on large, picturesque Foster Lake. PHOTO . From Sweet Home, going east on RT 20, you cant miss Foster Lake on your left. Drive to the Shea Point visitor parking area. The informal swimming places are on a small point of land just a short walk east of here. LAT, LON : lat=44.4061, lon=-122.5927(source: measured) (accuracy: approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Very confident. Verified 8/2013. Updated 8/2013.

QUARTZVILLE AREA [QUAR]: Just past Foster Lake on RT 20, turn left on Quartzville Dr. and drive about 18 miles along Green Peter Lake and Quartzville Creek to the Dogwood Picnic Area. LAT, LON : lat=44.55, lon=-122.42(source: measured) (accuracy: approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. Very confident. Verified 8/2013. Updated 8/2013. (There is much informal camping along this road on BLM lands - some with porta potties. There is developed camping at Yellow Bottom BLM Rec. Site further up the road.) Set your odometer at the Dogwood Picnic Area, then for some informal swimming areas:

BOULDER BEACH [BOBE]: Swim in Quartzville Creek at .4 miles past Dogwood. LAT, LON : 44.54931,-122.42339.

NO NAME1 [NON1]: Swim in Quartzville Creek at 1.4 miles past Dogwood.

NO NAME2 [NON2]: Swim in Quartzville Creek at 1.8 miles past Dogwood.

YELLOWBOTTOM REC. SITE [YELB]: Developed camping, picnic and swim in Quartzville Creek at miles past Dogwood. PHOTO . LAT, LON : 44.58915,-122.37510.
CONFIDENCE Varies -see above
VERIFIED Varies -see above
DATE UPDATED 8/2013



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TRIANGLE LAKE AREA
[2 PLACES]
(TRIA)

PHOTOS BELOW TO STATE MAP
TOWNS EUGENE, JUNCTION CITY
STATE OR
WATER Varies - see below
TYPE Water slide
DESCRIPTION Natural, family-friendly water slides.
AREA Varies - see below
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE None
FACILITIES Toilets
ACTIVITIES Swimming, sliding
PHONE Unknown
CAMPING No camping at site
BATHING SUITS Customary - family place
DIRECTIONS From Eugene, go north on RT 99 for about 25 miles to Junction City. Go west on RT 36 for about 25 miles (past Blachy Mtn. Forest State Park) to Triangle Lake County Park. Then:

TRIANGLE FALLS [TRIA]: Water slide over rocks in Pontius Creek in Triangle Lake County Park area. DO NOT STAND UP ON SLIDE! No camping at site. Bathing suits required. LAT, LON lat=44.17654, lon=-123.58383(source: map) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. The sliding place is in or near this park in the creek. (We may be confusing this place with Lake Creek Falls below. Not really sure of this water slide place. Please tell us if you know of it.) No better directions. Not Verified. Very uncertain. Updated 2/2013.

LAKE CREEK FALLS [LAKF]: Easy walk to a fun, family water slide, 100 feet long but not too steep. YOUTUBE , YOUTUBE , YOUTUBE .DO NOT STAND UP ON SLIDE! No camping at site. WEB SITE . Bathing suits required. LAT, LON: lat=44.157046, lon=-123.5792(source: website) (accuracy:approximate) LINK TO GOOGLE MAP. To get here from Triangle Lake County Park, continue on RT 36 to about 2 miles more to the Lake Creek Falls trail parking area. Park and cross the street, following the trail along the road until it reaches stairs. Go down stairs a sign at the middle section of the falls. The slide is here. It is about a 1/4 mile walk. No better directions. Not Verified. Pretty confident. Updated 2/2013.
CONFIDENCE Varies - see above
VERIFIED No
DATE UPDATED 2/2013



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UMPQUA HOT SPRINGS
(UMPQ)

LINK TO PHOTOSTO STATE MAP
TOWNS ROSEBURG, GLIDE
LAT, LON lat=43.29732, lon=-122.36293 (source: DeLorme) (accuracy:approximate)
LINK TO GOOGLE MAP
STATE OR
WATER Umpqua Hot Springs
TYPE Hot Springs
DESCRIPTION Easy hike to nice hot springs on a hill side over the river. One pool is carved out of solid rock with a shelter roof over the top - built by the CCC many years ago. Nudity is common. PLEASE, RESPECT THIS UNIQUE, BEAUTIFUL SERENE PLACE.
AREA Umpqua National Forest
SANCTION Semi-official
FEE Forest pass required
FACILITIES None
ACTIVITIES Hot tubbing
PHONE None
CAMPING At Totakee Lake - plus there are several other N.F. campgrounds along RT 138.
BATHING SUITS Optional
DIRECTIONS From Roseburg, go east on RT 138 for about 60 miles. At Tokatee Junction, turn left on FR 34 (Tokatee Rigdon Road). Keep left at the fork at the bottom of the hill, pass Tokatee Lake Campground. In 2.3 miles, turn right on FR 3401 and go two miles to a parking lot on left. Northwest Forest Pass required.

Take the footbridge across the river and follow uphill to the ridge above the river. Turn right at the North Umpqua Trail and follow 0.2 mile upstream to the sheltered pool.
CONFIDENCE Very confident
VERIFIED Yes, 1981
DATE UPDATED 7/2013



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WHITEHORSE HOT SPRINGS
(WHIT)

PHOTO TO STATE MAP
TOWNS WINNEMUCCA (NV), BURNS JUNCTION (OR)
LAT, LON lat=42.27538, lon=-118.2656(source: measured) (accuracy:exact)
LINK TO GOOGLE MAP
STATE OR
WATER Whitehorse Hot Springs
TYPE Hot Springs
DESCRIPTIONSituated on a low butte, from here you can see 100 miles in all directions and there is nothing anywhere but sky and sage! Whitehorse Hot Spring (also known as Willow Hot Spring) is 30 miles down a dirt road from nowhere to a very special place. The photo (above) tells it all. The upper pool is very clear, sandy bottom, about 105 degrees, the lower cloudier and cooler. No sulphur smell. No fees, no rules. Informal camping at the site, no facilities except a vault toilet by the BLM. No drinking water, no food, no trash disposal - take it all with you. No shade either. Camp at the site and spend the late evenings in the pool looking at the Milky Way - in the morning warm up before breakfast. IF YOU GO HERE, RESPECT THIS SPECIAL PLACE, OR DONT BOTHER GOING!(See also Alvord Hot Springs nearby)
AREA BLM land
SANCTION Unofficial
FEE None
FACILITIES Toilet
ACTIVITIES Hot Tubbing
PHONE None
CAMPING Informal camping at site.
BATHING SUITS Optional (very)
DIRECTIONS From I-80 at Winnemucca, NV, go north on RT 95 and enter Oregon at McDermitt. From McDermitt, continue about 35 miles to Whitehorse Rd, a gravel road on the west (left) side - it is signed to Whitehorse Ranch. Travel down this gravel road and, in about 22 miles, you will pass the Whitehorse Ranch buildings, very visible on the north (right) side. Continue on this road a few more miles and you will see the telephone poles cross from the north side (right) to the south side (left) of the road. When this happens, begin looking on the south side poles for one that has several orange survey-type ribbons on it. (If you have a GPS, you will come ot this pole at LAT=42.2997, LON=-118.269.)

Turn south (left) on the dirt road at this pole and go about 3 miles to where you see a road going off to the east (right) up onto a low butte. (You may see vehicles parked up on this butte - this is Whitehorse Hot Spring.) Turn right on this road and go a short way to the hot spring. (Whitehorse Ranch Rd goes on through to the west to meet RT 205 north of Denio. If you come in from the RT 205/Denio direction, it is about 24 miles on Whitehorse Ranch Rd. to the pole on the south side with the ribbons where you turn south. Use the LAT LON above to help find the turn if you have a GPS.)
CONFIDENCE Very confident
VERIFIED Yes
DATE UPDATED 9/24/2004


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