Breitenbush Hot Springs – Cascade Mountains

Breitenbush Hot Springs

Breitenbush Hot Springs

Breitenbush Hot Springs

Breitenbush Hot Springs

Breitenbush Hot Springs

Breitenbush Hot Springs

Breitenbush Hot Springs

Breitenbush Hot Springs Features

Water Properties

Water temperature (pools): 101°F (38°C) to 109°F(43°C)
Water temperature (source): 180°F (82°C)
Water acidity level: neutral (pH=7.3)
Type of spring: strong sodium chloride
Average dissolved solids: 2650 ppm
Chemical used: none


Access allowed: year-round; for day use from 9 am to 6 pm (reservation required)
Development: retreat and Conference Center, tiled soaking tubs, rustic soaking pools, natural sauna
Clothing: optional
Service: dining room, gift shop, library, massage, yoga, meditation
Accommodations: central lodge, guest cabins, camping
Distance from parking: none
Fees (2016): $16-30 per a person (day use); children under 4 are free, 5-12 are half the adult price. Lodging rates are available on the Breitenbush Hot Springs website
Elevation: 2225 ft (678 m)
GPS coordinates: 44.781452, -121.975658
Address: 53000 Breitenbush Road, Detroit, OR 97342
Phone: (503) 854-3320

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Breitenbush Hot Springs Retreat and Conference Center can be found in the Willamette National Forest, 10 miles northwest of Detroit, 60 miles east of Salem. Located in the Cascade Mountains at an elevation of 2,225 feet in the area of 150 acres, Breitenbush has developed a reputation over the years for being a great spot for local residents and tourists to sit back and relax in harmony.

If you like soaking and relaxing in the hot mineral water, while enjoying natural beauty, Breitenbush Hot Springs are for you. The hot geothermal water source is about 180°F (82°C). The water in the natural and tiled pools are in the range between 101°F (38°C) and 109°F (43°C). 

Breitenbush Hot Springs has rustic cabins, steam sauna, gift shop, miles of forest trails, Stone Labyrinth, library, and conference center. Also, the resort offers a variety of workshops, meditation, yoga, EDGU, and massage.


Payment is $16-30 per day, although its popularity means that advanced notice is required. Check availability on the Breitenbush Hot Springs site. You can also reserve a cabin or lodge room.

Direction to Breitenbush Hot Springs

From I-5, take exit 253 in Salem. Follow highway 22 East for about 48 miles to Detroit Lake. Turn left onto highway 46 (Breitenbush Rd) and continue approximately 9 miles to NF-2231, turn right, then left, and follow NF-890 to Mi Pst, turn left, the destination will be on the left.

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