Tub Springs State Wayside

  Construction Advisory 08/20/17
Water is back on at Tub Springs! Construction advisory: The fence separating the parking lot and picnic area has broken in a couple sections. Repairs to fence will be made soon and temporary bracing is up. Please do not climb or lean on fence. Please observe all posted signage and construction barricades at this time, thank you.

Major Features & Activities

  • Blue Indicates that some, but not all, facilities are accessible according to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards
Major Features & Activities:
  • 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.