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.
Wall Creek Warm Springs | General Description
Open: Year-round from sunrise to sunset
Managed: US Forest Service
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.