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“wonderfull soak”
Review of Austin Hot Springs

Reviewed September 23, 2011

Just went there and is was all I could hope for. well every one was wear bathing suits , and clothing optional might have been nice.

We took some time to clean upa few cans around some fire pits , but not trashed at all. I think they had a " a save the spring " clean up a week of two before. Every one should come with a trash bag and take out own trash and some more. Then It will stay nice and free. Maybe it should be set up like Terwilliger - a group to protect and a $5 fee.

There are 4 0r more pools set up to collect the hot water and dilute it with river water. You can adjust it by adding or removing stones. The source itself is scalding hot and can be seen by the steam , white rocks , and green moss. so be carefull to avoid. the hot water floats across the top, and will burn, but just mix it with the cooler water below and it is ok.

The more adventurous can go upstream and cross and go to hot spots on the other side. The road side of the hot springs is easy to get to, with gravel beach and small rocks to step over. just park off the road and walk down. be sure to buy a nw forest pass, or you might get ticketed for parking illegally.

there are no signs about tresspasing within 100's of yards of the springs. maybe they are fallen away, but no one has replacd them.

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Reviewed June 14, 2005

Austin is on private property - no trspassing signs are posted in the trees, if you bother to look.
The owners have done little to stop the world from using the property as a toilet. Broken glass can be found in the springs, and a large selection of human waste products suround the spings - I should know, I clean the place up now and again.
Try Bagby for a good soak. They have outhouses.

Regards,

Raven

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