Tub Springs State Wayside

  Emergency Closure 05/04/16
On May 5th, 2016 the Tubs and tap will be closed for annual maintenance, cleaning and repairs. The work will take the majority of the morning and early afternoon. We expect to be finished by 4:00pm. There may be a slight chlorine residual for up to 24 hours after the cleaning.
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.