Tubs Spring, Ashland, Oregon


Posted: June 28, 2009

Category: North America, Oregon, United States, View All

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: http://www.oregonstateparks.org/park_107.php

Nearest Address

Greensprings Inn, 11470 Highway 66, Ashland OR 97520

Directions from Nearest Address

Further information available at: http://www.oregonstateparks.org/park_107.php

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

  1. Ogma says:

    I ventured to this spring a few months ago after finding it on FindASpring. It is easy to miss the location, so pay attention to the signs on the road. I could not drink this water because it tasted so much like metal… The water manifests itself in a man-made fountain of sorts.. perhaps the piping in the fountain is getting rusty. The water tastes like rusty pipes.

  2. Debbie says:

    Hi Folks!
    You now can get SPRING water coming out of your TAP WATER!!! For real!! Please watch this movie on water!!
    Please watch as soon as possible because this is at least the 2nd time they’ve taken it out! Don’t know how much longer it’ll be there! It is just on water!! Not put out by any company selling anything. It’s a documentary on WATER and its many properties: such as memory and biophotonic energy! Our units have all the properties of spring water and its energy! Even more energy! It is 10 parts long…this is just part 1!


    Water has to have HIGH ENERGETICS! Spring water does, but you can now get it out of your TAP! NO MOVING PARTS! No magnets! Designed by a phycisist that worked for the Military working on Cloaking technology!! LIFETIME WARRANTY! IT MIMICs 10-15 miles of running stream water going over rocks creating 1000’s of vortices! For more info email me!! Tigger_eyes_here and I use yahoo. so tigger_eyes_here {at}yahoo{dot}com. YOU SHOULD SEE OUR GARDEN!! ANIMALS will choose this water although I would love to do a test between this spring water and our water!! So someone w/a dog please email me with this spring water and let’s do a test!!!

    BTW David Wolfe is getting a DVD about this soon. HIs secretary AVOCADESS is excited about it because it will save her lots of gas and lots of $$!!!!

    The owner of this company was at the LONGEVITY conference and he met up w/the LIVER DR and they did a DARK FIELD BLOOD analysis. I have before and after photos from just 10 minutes after drinking this water!!

    YOU CAN SEE THE WHITE SCALE come out of your pipes when you first install it sometimes! THAT MEANS it’s working! Also it will do that TO YOUR BODY…it can remove EXCESS BAD CALCIIUM, etc!!!


  3. Adam says:

    I just went to tubs springs it was an 1 hour drive to the location in the snow, we encountered around 2 feet snow. When we got there someone was filling up and he had been using that spring since 1974. After a 10-15 min chat with him he told me that the line from the spring to the spout gets cleaned at least once a year.

    We had 4 carboys (6 gal) which makes it hard to fill up at the start since there is a water basin and you have to position it just right.

    He told me that you can bring a very short garden hose and fill up the large jugs. Making it much easier but im not sure i want my water going thru a hose with who knows what rubber compound.

    I consider myself very strong but 6 gallons of water plus the carboy that’s about 52.5 pounds. You have to lift out of the water tub, so it does sound enticing.

    The water tasted smooth and silky, i did not get the rusty taste that Ogma experienced.

    I’m not sure about the ultraviolet light purification system. Can someone comment on this please.

    I’ll post pictures and a video as well as ill post the ph and TDS results soon.

  4. Melissa says:

    Great tasting spring with beautifully designed cascading waterfall structure

  5. Curleequet says:

    We were just there in June 2011 and by far the cleanest, purest water ever!!! Wish we lived closer to this spring!

  6. Cash says:

    I just visited the spring on 5-9-2012, the water tastes wonderful. Not sure what all the measurements on the water is, but I can be sure that it is better for you then plastic tea, and whatever that stuff is that comes out of the tap here in Medford Oregon. Make sure you bring a lunch with you since there is a great picnic area a few feet away from the spring. its around 5000ft elevation up the road and a beautiful drive. My 4- 6 gallon carboys are almost empty so ill be driving back up this weekend, my 4yr old daughter is looking forward to it, going to take some pictures this time so ill post them next week.. 

  7. Bets says:

    Does anyone know who tests this water and where I can get the test results?
    I have used this spring water for many years and not only do I love the taste and freshness, but I also enjoy the process of driving up the mountain and bringing it home. Now I would like to know the mineral content of the water

  8. Candace_menter says:

    Just got back from Tubs Spring. A nice mountain drive just outside of Ashland. Well worth it too. The water is amazing. While up there, we spoke with a man filling up countless jugs. He informed us that the water is tested frequently (its in a state park). The spring is right in the parking lot, which is nice for loading. The spring comes out of a spikot into a stone well. Luckily, the man had a large RV type hose that made for easy filling. The distance between the spikot and the water resting in the well is only a few inches. Your hands would get mighty cold filling up multiple jugs. There is a trail that takes maybe 20 minutes to walk, in the forest behind the spring. There are picnic benches as well. Make a day of it, and enjoy some of the best water on the planet!
    Cheers 🙂

  9. Anonymous says:

    UV lights???  Ummm,  Where is the purely natural springs that have not been polluted by chemicals, logging companies and PVC or Metal pipes???  The epoxy used to connect the pipes is toxic as well as the “Round Up” used by the logging companies seeping into the ground water and killing the fish habitats. 

    • Willow says:

      This isn’t… This is the most incredible water have ever had… It is high upon the mountain and it really is well cared for

    • Willow says:

      And as for Roundup etcetera Ashland was one of the first places to ban its use so it’s not an issue in this area… I don’t know of any logging that is happening anywhere near this spring or its source but you could surely Google it

  10. 2goodarms says:

    I’ve been hearing great things about this water but am in a chair and unable to fill my jug? I heard at the market there may be a company selling this water, but I can’t find it on the web anywhere. Does anyone know how to get in touch with them?

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  12. Levi says:

    I’ve been frequenting this location for almost one year now, and have to say that not only the water is wonderful, cold, and delicious; but the experience in meeting and fellow-shipping with other ‘springers’ always makes my 45 minute drive well worth while. Hint: The spigot is threaded, be sure to bring a water hose for ease of filling your jugs. Thank you to all I’ve met, and the stories shared.

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  14. Andrew says:

    I love this spring! The water is delicious, no metallic taste, just fresh tasty water! I would love to know like many folk here what the mineral analysis is so if anybody finds it please let us know.

    As for a UV filter being bad… You better make sure to keep your spring water in a UV proof jug when you go to other non-UV filtered springs to collect water….

  15. Mike Flynn says:

    I’m going to this spring in a few days to report what I find. I used the springs on Route 26 east of Seaside for a couple years. Most of the people I met there were of Eastern European heritage. They really believe in live water.

    Often municipalities use UV to purify water. It transform the O2 molecules into O3 (ozone). Ozone kills bacteria through oxidation like chlorine bot after 18 minutes the extra molecule wriggles away and it turns back into oxygen with no chemical residual.

    You can buy a small (white) section of hose inexpensively at Ace Hardware designed for potable water and the RV industry.

  16. Zen says:

    Any updates on TDS?

  17. Heidi "chocolate puma" says:

    I just visited this spring last week. It is amazing! The State park tests it (they had one planned for 9/16/15) NOTE: the picture on this posting is NOT what the spring looks like. Also, when using the address, NOTE that the spring is about 1.5 miles from that point (if coming from Ashland, traveling south on HW 66) The location is great!! Not the easiest way to fill up glass bottles unless you bring a hose to attach to faucet but beautiful designed (just not super efficient.) I hope to visit it again soon!

  18. Ja Meson says:

    ….:::: SAFE ::::…
    1 ) cared for my state park rangers.
    2) It is a natural spring , that comes from within the earth, and is Filtered with UV LIGHT ONLY >>> thus , NO bacteria, virus, giahrida, etc….. just PURE and REAL water.
    3) The pipe coming down hill fromt he spring box is cleaned every few months.
    4) THe spring box itself containg the UV light is cleaned twice a year…
    Love > Light > Respect

    • Jamie Howington says:

      Sometimes I wonder about the tds testers. I squeezed an organic lemon into zero water once and it registered at 200. I wonder if it picks up on trace minerals and not necessarily contaminants?

  19. Corrin says:

    Hey! I stayed up at the Oregon Extension this summer whilst doing an internship, and I got to drive by this spring every day for water. It was wonderful. I highly recommend this spring, the water is amazing.

  20. Michael Cruz says:

    Visited the spring today, the spring is located right off the road and it’s easy to reach.

    You can park your vehicle right next to the spring.

  21. Willow says:

    The music is weird as hell but here’s a really pretty video of tub Springs… I didn’t know how to post the pictures that I have because I don’t have a link to them so this is the best I could figure


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