| Chris LaVoie

Terwilliger Hot Springs

AKA Cougar Hot Springs

Cougar Hot Springs is now open.

Last Fall the road was closed by falling rocks onto Hwy 19 – cutting off access from the McKenzie side (Hwy y126).

Terwilliger Hot springs is a very special way to relax after a big ride.

Terwilliger Hot Springs features multiple pools each slightly cooler from the one above. A small cold water creek runs alongside to cool you down if you get too hot.

The setting is a gorgeous heavily wooded spot. You even pass a pretty waterfall as you walk about an 1/8 of a mile on the path to the pools.

Terwilliger Hot Springs and the creek feed into Cougar Lake, the reason it’s often nicknamed Cougar Hot Springs. During the summer Cougar Lake gets a lot warmer and you can swim in it.

Tip: Early mornings or late afternoons usually has less people.

Check out the Terwilliger Hot Springs on Trustmark.org for more information.

Here’s a map and a link to Google Maps to get directions: