Cougar Hot Spring and Reservoir
Super fun amazing day up on the Mckenzie river. Went out with Sam and Throb’s dad. Kicked it at the hot springs for a few hours. Sun came out by the time we got there and it ended up being a nice day. Good amount of people coming in and out of the hot spring. Naked old dudes, young women wearing undies and families with little fart mouth kids splashing around. Sam and I soaked while my dad went and took pictures of the area and fished. Pounded a few beers, smoked a pack of cigarettes and jumped into the reservoir. Ate taco bell on the way there AND on the way back. Fat girl working at taco bell wouldn’t let me in the dining area even though it was 5 min before closing, then she refused to give me the amount of sauce I asked for at the drive through. I hope she dies by butthole explosion.
Cougar Hot Spring Directions:
From the intersection of I-5 and I-105/Highway 126 in Eugene, head east on Highway 126 to the end of the divided highway, 6.6 miles. Turn left onto Main Street, continuing on Highway 126, and drive to the Cougar Reservoir turnoff, Forest Road 19, 39.0 miles, between mileposts 45 and 46. Turn right and stay right when the road splits to get to the dam, 3.4 miles. Turn right at the dam to go around the west side of the reservoir to the parking lot on the left side near the hot springs trailhead, 4.3 miles. Backtrack across the road to the trailhead. Hike ten minutes up the trail past the gigantic waterfall emptying into the lake to the springs on the left.