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Posted: June 28, 2009

Category: North America,Oregon,United States


11470 Highway 66

Ashland OR 97520
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This spring is located in Tubs Springs State Park and is maintained by the Oregon Park Service. It has a garden hose spout. The water runs through an ultraviolet light purification system and is checked regularly. Excellent water quality.

History: In 1846, a wagon train led by Jesse Applegate traversed southern Oregon along what became known as the Applegate Trail. Tub Springs Wayside is one of the stopping points before you head down the mountain pass into Ashland. Take a moment to stop here amid the towering fir and sense what it was like 150 years ago. Breathe in the fresh mountain air. There’s an interpretive panel at the wayside describing the difficulties faced by these pioneers. The name Tub Springs is derived from the tubs that were installed in the 1930s to provide spring water for travelers. The tubs have been renovated and are still functional today. The same springs that provided early settlers with plentiful fresh water still flow.

Additional info:

Nearest Address

Greensprings Inn, 11470 Highway 66, Ashland OR 97520

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Vital Information

  • Fee: None
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: N/A
  • Temp: N/A
  • pH: N/A

Hours Spring is Open:




Map Link: Tubs Spring Map

Submitted by: William, Vision