Water Activities

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With over 150 lakes and 14 Wild & Scenic Rivers, Mt. Hood National Forest abounds with water-related recreational activities.


Bagby Hot Springs is nestled deep in the woods of southern Clackamas County along the Hot Springs Fork of the Collawash River. The springs are accessible by trail from Forest Road 70. The primitive soaking tubs offer a unique recreation experience. Bagby Hot Springs is a developed recreation site, and a day-use fee is required.

Austin Hot Springs is on privately owned land and is not under forest service jursidiction. The area is currently closed to public access and signs indicate the danger of soaking in the Spring's sometimes up to 200 degree water. For information about preservation efforts of this unique area please click here.