The trailhead and surrounding area is a Day-Use only site, open from sunrise to sunset. Toketee Lake Campground is the closest overnight campground. Provides access to: Umpqua Hot Springs Trail #1444 North Umpqua Trail Amenities No drinking water Vault toilet Limited garbage disposal - Please pack it out
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.
The hot springs themselves are lovely. Go with a sense of humor and appreciation for the nature and you'll enjoy it.
We camped at the nearby Toketee Lake Campground which allowed us to visit the hotsprings just before sunset when it seemed quieter. It was also a smokey August because of fires, so there were fewer tourists than normal.
Primitive hot springs, heavy use and not very safe. Steep scrabble trail up slope to hand dug holes. Toilet paper and human waste around area.
had a horrible time soaking in the hot springs for 8 hours. definitely wouldn’t go back
It seems the new rules that have designated Umpqua Hot Springs Trailhead as "day-use only" aren't quite being listened to by some determined hot springs-loving campers. When I pulled up early on a Friday morning there were several established looking RVs in addition to campers and cars. That took up quite a bit of the parking lot, and what used to be camp sites have clearly been closed up nearby by the forest service.
That rule-breaking aside, the Umpqua Hot Springs Trailhead is easy to reach and the hike, while steep, is fairly easy and definitely short. There are bathrooms both at the trailhead and along the way to the hot springs.
The hot springs themselves were clean and well-maintained and, while nudity is definitely on the menu, all of the other bathers were quiet courteous and respectful.