Bigelow Hot Springs


Posted: October 14, 2019

Category: Oregon, View All

57600 McKenzie Hwy
Blue River, OR 97413
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The small, 2-4 person sand and gravel pool at Bigelow (Deer Creek) Hot Springs is located near Highway 126 and is close to 60 miles from Eugene.

Nestled in the northern bank of McKenzie River, Bigelow is typically 102-104 during summer and fall. Winter conditions often result in a pool that is too cool for school (soaking).

Consider yourself lucky if you are able to enjoy Bigelow during the core summer season. Clothing is most definitely optional

Bigelow Hot Springs Soak Stats:

Season: Summer, Fall (avoid during winter and spring, pool too cool)
Type: Roadside
GPS: 44.241 122.058
Map Quad: MCKENZIE BRIDGE 15, Willamette National Forest Map or Belknap Springs OR USGS 7.7 minute quadrangle
Elevation: 2,000
Land: Willamette National Forest
Fee: No
Restrictions: Nighttime closure
Usage: High
Visibility: High
Temp: 102-104 (summer/fall)
Water Clarity: Murky
Odor: n/a
pH: n/a
Area Features: McKenzie River
Closest Food/Gas: Eugene/Bend
Trash: Moderate
Bugs: Moderate-High (seasonally)
Wildlife: Moderate
Camping: Nearby, no on-site
Clothing Optional: Yes
Pit Toilet: No


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