Wall Creek Warm Springs

• Wall Creek Warm Springs is easily accessible by a short 0.4-mile trail
• The pool sits directly over the source of natural springs

Wall Creek Warm Springs

Wall Creek Warm Springs

Wall Creek Warm Springs

Wall Creek Warm Springs



Located on a bank of the Wall Creek, 51 miles southeast of Eugene, Wall Creek Warm Springs is easily accessible by a short 0.4-mile trail through the ancient Willamette National Forest.

There is a one 12-foot wide and 3-foot deep pool that can be used for soaking. The pool sits directly over the source of natural springs, that bubble up at a temperature of 104 degrees Fahrenheit. The bottom is made of sand, gravel, and rocks. Large rocks also encircle the pool's edge. A slight sulfur odor is present. This creekside pool provides space for one to six people without cramping.

The temperature of the springs ranges from 90 to 98 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on wind and air temperature. For this reason,  springs bathing is most appreciated during the warmer months of the year.

Sounds of the creek, stunning rocky bank, the oval blue pool encircled by the old forest - all of those create a meditative mood and reduce anxiety. It is no surprise that this warm pool is lovingly called "Meditation Pool" with such a majestic location, the bubbling Wall Creek, and sunlight filtering through the canopy of the ancient trees.

Meditation Pool can be accessed year-round, from dawn to dusk. No camping is allowed near the warm springs.



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Wall Creek Warm Springs | General Description

Open: Year-round from sunrise to sunset
Managed: US Forest Service
Development:
Undeveloped
Clothing: Optional
Services: None
Accommodations: No overnight parking and camping at the hot springs; Salmon Creek Campground - 5.5 miles west; Lodging in Oakridge - 10 miles west
Distance from the parking: 0.3 miles
Road Access: Any vehicle
Day-use fees: None

Elevation: 2,012 ft (613 m)

Meditation Pool is located:

  • 9.5 miles east of Oakridge
  • 53 miles east of Eugene
  • 89 miles west of Bend
  • 119 miles southeast of Salem.

Water T° (source): 104°F (40°C) - 106°F (41°C)
Water T° (pool): 90°F (32°C) - 98°F (37°C)
Water acidity level: Neutral (pH=7.2)
Type of the springs: Sodium Chloride
Chemical used: None

Average dissolved solids: 1,240 Mg/L

Chloride - 602 Mg/L
Sodium - 315 Mg/L
Calcium - 130 Mg/L
Sulfate - 108 Mg/L
Silica - 62.7 Mg/L
Potassium - 10.8 Mg/L
Boron - 6.6 Mg/L
Fluorine - 4.1 Mg/L
Magnesium - 1 Mg/L
Lithium - 0.57 Mg/L



Adventures Nearby




From I-5,

  • Take exit 188 in Eugene to Highway 58 East
  • Drive on Highway 58 southeast for about 35 miles to Crestview Street (traffic signal) in Oakridge
  • Turn left onto Crestview Street and drive 0.2 miles to East 1st Street
  • Turn right onto East 1st Street (City Center) that becomes Salmon Creek Road, continue 9.3 miles to Forest Road 1934
  • Turn left onto a gravel Forest Road 1934 and follow 0.5 miles to the trailhead turnout on the left.

From the trailhead, hike 0.3-mile by a flat trail along the Wall Creek to the pool.

GPS (Hot Springs): N 43°48.426' W 122°18.666' | 43.8071, -122.3111

GPS (Trailhead):  N 43°48.172' W 122°18.640' | 43.8028, -122.3107




Lauren S. Forcella. "Geochemistry of Thermal and Mineral Waters in the Cascade Mountains of Western North America". 1981


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