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About Bagby Campground

Bagby Hot Springs Campground is situated along the Hot Springs fork of the Collawash River. The campground is set among towering Cedar and old growth Douglas Fir. The site is a wonderful base to experience Bagby Hot Springs and access primitive trails in the Bull of the Woods Wilderness.

The Bagby Campground provides camping with picnic tables, fire rings and vault toilets. Site capacity: 6 people and 2 vehicles.

Operator
USDA Forest Service
Access
Drive In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Toilets
Trash Available
Location
Bagby Campground is located in Oregon
Latitude
44.9542 N
Longitude
-122.1689 W
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Directions
From Estacada, OR - 595 NW Industrial Way, drive south on Highway 224 for 26 miles, continue on Forest Road 46 until you reach the junction with Forest Road 63 on the right. Take Forest Road 63 until the junction of Forest Road 70 with signs leading to Bagby Hotsprings. Head west for 7 miles on Forest Road 70 until you reach the Bagby Campground parking area on the left side of the road.  
10 Reviews of Bagby Campground
Bagby hot springs

Great campground. Stayed one night to camp and enjoy the hot springs. Sites were clean and also bathrooms. Good fishing for rainbow trout in the creek.

Summer Birthday Solstice campout with my Kids

Been coming to this area/Hotsprings since I was in High School and my daughter, her friend, my son and myself went up to celebrate my daughter turning 14 on 6/20 and me turning 52 on 6/21. Was really hoping for a solstice soak but was disappointed when I got there and the whole tub area was under construction until 6/28/2019, we were just a little early. The beautiful river that leads up to Bagby is a fly fisherman's dream but, alas…due to over fishing and poor wild fish habitat management, those waters are barren. Love the area just wish there were more options for that river other than to cool off in during the summer heat. The campground is first come first serve, has toilets, bring a water filtration system for some great tasting river water, onsite water is spotty, also bring your own TP! Camp sites are far enough apart that you have privacy, try and get the river side camp sites to avoid road traffic noise!

The places is lovely, off-season

There is plenty of running water all around. I imagine some, if not all of the clear, cold, running water is potable, but i don't remember ever trying. There's a decent number of camp sites, and as i recall, you're allowed to reserve in advance. They each have a picnic table and fire pit. I recall this being a paid campground, but i don't recall the price -- I assume between 7 & $15. Multiple tents can be set up at one campsite.

It's a good walk to Bagby Hot Springs, through the forest, and over a beautiful wooden bridge overlooking gushing water. And if you wake up before anybody else, it's a lovely place to simply wander around aimlessly. The ferns, evergreens, and waters are nice to gawk at. Even the slugs are worth watching sometimes.

Feels like a magical fairytale land...

This was the most incredible place I’ve ever been. Beautiful mossy massive Douglas firs line the 1.5 mile hike on the way from the camp ground to the hot springs. The hot springs are breathtaking and there are plenty. Even so, we had to wait on the second day. There are tables to wait at. There are 4 public tubs, 4 private tubs and one private large tub. They are all incredible.

Pretty spring in a snowy forest!

Pretty spring in a snowy forest!

Hot Springs Nearby!

One of the main reasons my friends and I stayed here was because we wanted to experience the hot springs that was nearby. To use the hot springs, it is an additional $5 charge per day but you can use it multiple times that day. It is about a mile hike to the springs, so come prepared with good shoes. The trail was pretty muddy, so make sure to bring good hiking shoes. The hot springs comes from the Collawash River, and it was amazing. I will say that it was a bit overcrowded, but we expected this. We decided one of the days to go really early to be the crowds, which was nice. We saw a lot of people going down to the hot springs as we were leaving. The campgrounds were great/your average campsites. The usual- picnic tables and fire rings. My friends and I had so much fun sitting around the fire, making smores and talking. They also have vaulted toilets on site, but they definitely weren't the cleanest (expected?). Bring your own toilet paper is my suggestion!!! There is also some really great hiking nearby that is part of the Bull of the Woods Wilderness. Gorgeous views!! The cost to stay here was $17 a night, plus the $5 if you want to do the hot springs. You can also come here for just the day and use the hot springs, and I am assuming it is just $5? Possibly another $5 for parking, but not 100% sure. Also, there is no running water (besides the river), so I would highly recommend bringing tons of water…especially if you plan on going hiking. Overall, I really liked it here. The hot springs made it worth it in my opinion!!

Awesome place!

This is an awesome place, we were right next to the river, with a beautiful view, and an easy hike up to Bagby hot springs in the middle of the night made for a very restful nights sleep.

Campground and Trail Now the Gems

Average loop setup for a small campground, and right off a busy road and busy Bagby Hot Springs parking lot. There were a plethora of pluses as our site was beachfront property for two voluminous small rivers to join forces, for old growth trees to abound and for dark green, thick vegetation to provide privacy. The campground was officially shut down for the winter, but there was no closed gate to park in front of, so basically it’s an easier all-year affair. And a pretty clean one at that. Actually, site 6 was huge, with 3-4 separate tent pad areas. We hiked the 1.5 miles to the hot springs, but the wait was 45-60 minutes, 3 of the 7 tubs were defunct and the crowd tended toward the younger, more raucous side of life, making you wonder about sanitation. We didn’t get in, though. But the hike itself was gorgeous and well-tended, with waterfalls, beautiful wood bridges, a bountiful menagerie of moss and the tall, tall trees. It goes much further than the springs, y’all. So overall, come for the hot springs during the week, or between 1-7 AM on weekends if you need hot springs action and your standards are not the highest.

Close to hot springs

This is a great campground that is close to one of my favorite hot springs in Oregon.

The campground is pretty easy to get to as long as you get instructions before heading out, there isn't much service once you get out there.

The campground also had all the needed amenities. Its an easy walk up to the hotsprings from the campground, I advise going early or late, as on weekends the hot springs can get pretty overcrowded.

It costs 5 dollars per person to visit the hot springs but is included when you are camping there at one of the sites.

First to Review
Love! But watch for horse flies

Love this campground! It is right along a river that is nice to swim in during the summer months. The campground is located in the woods so several spots are secluded and tucked between the trees. However, my only warning is if you do camp here watch out for horse flies! They are vicious! And bite you like crazy out there. Otherwise a great campground!