The Umpqua Hot Springs is an unexpected, almost alien landscape in the Umpqua National Forest. The hot springs overlook the North Umpqua River, cascading down the cliff in a natural terrace. Umpqua means dancing water, and the river below roars and races. It’s also very cold, running down from the mountaintops.
Each pool is a different temperature, and it’s unreal relaxing in a hot pool while gazing at the majestic river and forest. Fair warning: lots of naturalists like to visit the hot springs.