Tub Springs State Wayside

Show01/07/2016
General Advisory
The spring water may be cloudy due to extra turbidity from recent heavy rains and snow melt runoff and may show a heavy increase in turbidity due to the abnormally dry conditions the past 2 years. Please consume at your own discretion. Water tests indicated no sign of coli-form bacteria on Jan 7th and will continue being taken the first Wednesday of every month. Check back here for updates on the condition of the water's clarity.

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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.