The Best Swimming in Oregon

Looking for the best swimming in Oregon? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Oregon. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top swimming spots in and near Oregon

  • Lyons, Oregon

    Swim at Three Pools

    5.0
    To get there from Salem, Follow Hwy. 22 east to Mehama. Turn on Little North Santiam Road (FS 2209) and proceed for 12 miles to Three Pools Day Use Area. Three Pools is by far one of the most popular swimming holes in the Northwest. With multiple swimming holes within just feet from one another i...
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  • Paisley, Oregon

    Soak in the Summer Lake Hot Springs

    5.0
    From Bend drive 32 miles south on Highway 97, through La Pine to Highway 31 (2 miles south of La Pine). Turn left (east) on Highway 31 and continue for 92 miles. Summer Lake Hot Springs is on the left side of the road at mile marker 92.This is a very rustic area, with old barns and farm equipment...
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  • Brookings, Oregon

    Explore Natural Bridges at Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor

    5.0
    6 mi / 0 ft gain
    The Samuel H. Boardman Scenic Corridor is 12 miles of rugged, steep coastline with many hidden & secluded beaches and coves, and the Natural Bridges section is one of the most iconic (and most photographed) along the entire Corridor.There are several hikes above and around the natural bridges...
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  • Lane County, Oregon

    Soak in Terwilliger (Cougar) Hot Springs

    4.2
    Soaking in Terwilliger (otherwise known as "Cougar") hot springs is a great way to relax and wind back while exploring the Cascades. A spring flows from a small cave and cascades into multiple pools leading down a small gully, creating pools which have varying temperatures from hot (closer to the...
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  • Terrebonne, Oregon

    Hike to Steelhead Falls

    4.8
    1 mi / 120 ft gain
    Following along the Dechutes river for half a mile you will see where the river progressively gets more aggressive. On both sides of the trail you will see beautiful mountain inclines and jagged cliffs. If your lucky you might just see a bald eagle soaring high above! Along with Steel Head being ...
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  • Government Camp, Oregon

    Photograph Trillium Lake

    4.9
    Trillium Lake is a popular camp spot at the base of Mount Hood. It's known for it's scenery, abundant recreational activities, and is family friendly. Boating, swimming and fishing are quite popular on the 63 acre lake. There is a small boat ramp within the campground and a larger ramp available ...
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  • Tillamook, Oregon

    Take a Stroll to Tunnel Beach, Oregon

    5.0
    0.5 mi
    The main beach is located adjacent to Oceanside Beach State Park, which can be accessed via Cape Meares Loop/Netarts Oceanside Hwy.Once you arrive at the park, head down towards the beach and start walking North. You'll notice a little hole-in-the-wall past a small group of rocks which you'll hav...
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  • Blachly, Oregon

    Explore the Triangle Lake Rock Slides and Lake Creek Falls

    4.7
    Triangle Lake Rock Slide/Lake Creek Falls can be found off Highway 36, about a mile west of the small town of Triangle Lake, or approximately 26 miles east of the junction of Highways 126 and 36 in Mapleton. The sign for the parking area is upstream of the falls. There is a store across from the ...
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  • Corbett, Oregon

    Hike to Upper Bridal Veil Falls

    5.0
    0.5 mi
    At the parking lot for Angel's Rest, turn left uphill on to Palmer Mill Road. Drive for about a mile, and park right past a tributary stream/small waterfall (pictured above) on your left that flows through a small pipe under the road. You will see a small space to park on the right. Park here and...
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  • La Pine, Oregon

    Hike to Paulina Lake Hot Springs

    5.0
    2.4 mi
    Starting at Little Crater Campground, head north toward the hot springs (43.730, -121.247). If you're really looking to stretch your legs, you can extend the out-and-back hike to a full loop around the lake just shy of 8 miles. The water in the springs is around 95 degrees, and doesn't smell of s...
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  • Government Camp, Oregon

    Camp at Trillium Lake

    4.5
    The reflection of Mt. Hood on the lake makes this trip definitely worth the visit.Try to arrive during the day so you can watch the sunset. For photographers, the south side of the lake is an amazing spot to take photos, especially on a windless day. For those looking to kayak or fish, there is a...
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  • Bend, Oregon

    Camp at Todd Lake

    4.0
    Todd Lake is a beautiful yet small lake just 24 miles West of Bend. Its location is perfect for accessing Broken Top Mountain, and even better for the view of Mount Bachelor.Spend a day at Todd Lake and enjoy fishing (mostly rainbow trout), swimming, and free access to three different locations o...
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  • Bend, Oregon

    Hike to Green Lakes

    5.0
    9 mi / 1100 ft gain
    Park your vehicle at the Green Lakes Trailhead, grab your gear and head for the trail.Since this hike enters the Three Sisters Wilderness, be sure to fill out the required information to obtain a free self-issued day use permit at the registry station.Starting at an elevation of 5,500 feet, the b...
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  • Cloverdale, Oregon

    Exploring Oregon's Cape Lookout

    4.5
    Cape Lookout is a two-mile long peninsula that juts into the Pacific Ocean from Oregon's rugged coastline.The park features more than 170 campsites, yurts, rustic cabins, and a day-use area, all located a short walk from the beach.There are roughly 10 miles of trails ranging from easy to moderate...
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  • Maupin, Oregon

    Explore White River Falls

    4.5
    1 mi / 200 ft gain
    White River Falls is perfect for those looking for an easy hike with great rewards. From the parking lot, it is a brisk walk to a view point, where you can immediately take in the gorgeous falls!To get down to the bottom of the falls, turn left and begin walking down the trail. You will cross a w...
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  • Prospect, Oregon

    Hike to Mill Creek & Barr Creek Falls

    5.0
    0.5 mi / 50 ft gain
    Mill Creek Falls is a lesser-known gem in Southern Oregon. At 173 ft it is one of the tallest in the area, and Barr Creek Falls, plunging 240 ft, is less than a quarter mile further down the trail. The viewpoints can be accessed year-round though flows often fluctuate and spring/winter may best f...
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