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McCredie Hot Springs

Willamette Foothills, Oregon

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  • A view over the shallow pools at the roadside hot springs.- McCredie Hot Springs
  • A tiger swallowtail butterfly rests in the sunlight beside the hot springs pools.- McCredie Hot Springs
  • Ripples in the pools created by air bubbles breaking the surface.- McCredie Hot Springs
  • The pools lie alongside Salt Creek, offering access to both hot and cold water.- McCredie Hot Springs
  • The springs across the river are deeper and have small sitting areas available.- McCredie Hot Springs
  • A garter snake enjoys the warm temperature of the creek adjacent the pools, where the hot and cold waters mix.- McCredie Hot Springs
  • The access path to the pools is lined with wildflowers in the summer.- McCredie Hot Springs
  • Wildflowers surrounding the deeper pools at McCredie Hot Springs.- McCredie Hot Springs
  • Looking from the McCredie pools toward the river.- McCredie Hot Springs
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Easily accessible. Good temperature.
Cons: 
Shallow pools.
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Region:
Willamette Foothills, OR
Access: 
Vehicle
Congestion: 
Moderate
Number of pools: 
4
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
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Hot Spring Description

Hot Spring Description

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McCredie Hot Springs is an easily accessible hot springs located adjacent Salt Creek in the Willamette National Forest southeast of Eugene. The hot springs are popular due to their location along the highway. Pools are accessed via a short hike to the river from the McCredie day use area. The springs feature two sets of pools, one on either side of the river. Pools range in temperature from very hot to mild, and visitors can also take a dip in Salt Creek for a dramatic change in temperature. 

Wildflowers line the southern pools in the springs and summer. The pools adjacent the river are adjusted simply by changing the arrangement of stones at the water's edge, allowing the cold creek water to mix with hot spring water.  

The small parking lot is free to use, and there is a bathroom facility for public use.

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