Located just off of the scenic McKenzie Highway 126, Bigelow Hot Springs is a small natural pool located directly adjacent to the McKenzie River. The soaking pool is best during the summer and fall months because the soaking pool can become chilly in the winter and early spring as the McKenzie River water levels rise. The hot spring is sectioned off by rocks and sits partially in a cave, where the spring originates. The pool itself is large enough to fit two to three people. The lush ferns draping over the cave, scenic flowing river and forest setting make Bigelow Hot Springs a great place to relax and reset in nature.
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Directions: Approximately 60 miles (97 km) from Eugene, take the McKenzie Highway 126 East towards Sisters, Oregon. Shortly after Belknap Springs, take Forest Services Rd NF-2654. Continue driving over the bridge and you will find parking on the right hand side. There is no fee for parking in this area. Once arriving at the parking area, there will be a small bushwhack trail along the west side of the bridge. Follow the trail that runs directly adjacent to the McKenzie River until you come across Bigelow Hot Springs.