Tub Springs State Wayside

  Emergency Closure 10/13/16
Tub Springs users: the tubs are currently closed for emergency maintenance to the water system. Oregon State Parks is working on the issue to restore water as soon as possible. Repairs to the water system UV treatment and plumbing are scheduled. Completion of the repair is TBD to get the water back on, hopefully by Tuesday November 1st. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Symbols represent major park features and activities.  Blue icons mean some or all are ADA accessible.

Major Park Features:
  • Picnicking
  • Vault Toilets

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.