Jackson Wellsprings is a place that attracts people who have the desire to support healthy lives and ecological balance. They can enjoy the beautiful warm waters and share their personal growth and positive attitudes. It is a place of great and beautiful history having many unique and beneficial features to offer.
Brief History of Jackson Wellsprings
The Jackson Wellsprings originally served as a birthing and ceremonial site for the Native Americans, a place of peace and neutrality. Women would travel from all over the country to have their babies in the waters of the hot springs. This practice was then even taken up by the Western settlers, coming from far and wide accompanied by their midwives to bathe in the soothing warm waters to have their children.
Throughout early history warring tribes even laid down their weapons near to the springs due to the spirituality and importance of the ceremonial site.
Years later in 1862, Eugenia Jackson declared that the hot springs be used purely for healing purposes, and later bore her name Jackson. In 1995 the hot springs were purchased and renamed Wellsprings to promote that it is a center for health, healing, and education.
Added attractions are that the Wellsprings property borders the original gold rush railroad built in the 1870’s. Campers have also recently been taking part in Shakespeare plays and organizing fishing and rafting excursions down the Rogue River.
Jackson Wellsprings Features
Jackson Wellsprings offer the ideal ingredients for building strong and healthy bodies - rich soil, clean air and healing water (due to temperature and minerals). Hot mineral water flows out of three sulfur springs directly into the Olympic-size soaking pool. A rapid water flow allows avoiding water treatment with chlorine.
There is a day spa, offering a variety of different treatments including massage therapy, facials, revitalizing and replenishing treatments. There are also private soaking tubs, saunas and a steam room for added relaxation and privacy.
Overall when visiting Jackson Wellsprings there will be a number of different experiences to be had not matter what the reason is for visiting. Whether it is just to experience the natural springs with your loved ones or if you are on a health and wellness journey to revitalize your life, body, and spirit.
Access allowed: 365 days a year; Summer: 8 am - midnight; Winter: noon - midnight
Development: Olympic-size pool, public hot tub, private tubs, sauna, steam room
Clothing or swimsuits are required before 8 pm or the dark (whichever is earlier)
Clothing is optional after 8 pm or the dark (whichever is earlier)
Service: Cafe, spa treatments, massage, cultural events, swimming classes
Accommodations: Tent and RV sites, hotels in Ashland
Distance from the parking: Short
Day-use fees (2015): $10 per a person
Elevation: 1950 ft (594 m)
GPS coordinates: 42.217302,-122.748731
Jackson Wellsprings are located:
- 3 miles north of Ashland
- 13 miles south of Medford
- 109 miles south of Roseburg
- 180 miles south of Eugene.
Address: 2253 Highway 99 North Ashland, Oregon 97520
Mineral water of Lithia Springs belongs to Sodium Chloride Type.
Water T° (pond): 97°F (36°C) - 103°F (39°C)
Water T° (source): 90°F (32°C)
Water acidity level: Alkaline (pH=9.71)
Type of the springs: Sodium chloride.
Chemical used: Chlorine is used for outdoor public pools; mineral water in the rooms is not treated with any chemicals.
Average dissolved solids: 340 Mg/L
Sodium (Na) - 95 Mg/L
Carbonate (CO3) - 84 Mg/L
Directions to Jackson Wellsprings
From I-5 in Ashland take exit 19 Valley View Road, turn right on Highway 99.
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