Jackson Wellsprings is one of the most popular destinations to enjoy hot mineral water in Ashland, the southernmost city of Oregon. Wellsprings is a destination that attracts people who have the desire to support healthy lives and ecological balance. The previous name was Jackson Hot Springs that is still in use. Visitors can enjoy dipping and swimming in mineral water and share their personal growth and positive attitudes. This is a place of great and beautiful history having many unique and beneficial features to offer.
Hot mineral water flows out of three sulfur springs directly into the Olympic-size soaking pool. The pool temperature is kept 80-82°F that is perfect for summer only. With the rapid flow at a rate of 80,000 gallons per day and high water alkalinity (pH=9.3), no treatment with chlorine is required. The springs' water is heated up to 120°F and then mixed with cold water to create a comfortable temperature for bathing in hot tubs. A large hot tub is adjusted to the swimming pool. Also, private, single, and double Jacuzzi tubs are available for hourly rentals. There are also a sauna and steam rooms.
There is a day spa, offering a variety of treatments including massage therapy, facials, revitalizing and replenishing treatments.
Throughout early history, warring tribes laid down their weapons before entering the hot spring area. Wellsprings served as a significant ceremonial site, a place of spirituality, peace, and neutrality. Also, the springs were a birthing site for the Native Americans. Women were coming from far to have their babies in the waters of the hot springs. This practice was then even taken up by European women, traveling many miles with their midwives to bathe in the soothing warm waters to give birth to their children.
Years later in 1862, Eugenia Jackson declared that the hot springs should be used by the public for healing purposes. The springs were named Jackson Hot Springs. In 1995 the hot springs changed its owners and was renamed Wellsprings.
Wellsprings and Lithia Springs are two of eight hot springs remaining from Southern Oregon hot springs era in the late 19th century.
Wellsprings | General Description
Open: Year-round, hours are subject to change
Managed: Private Property
Development: Olympic-size pool, public hot tub, private tubs, sauna, steam room
Services: Cafe, spa treatments, massage, cultural events, swimming classes
Accommodations: Tent and RV sites; Hotels in Ashland
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)
Distance from the parking: Short
Road Access: Any vehicle
Day-use fees: Yes
Elevation: 1,950 ft (594 m)
Wellsprings is located:
- 3 miles north of Ashland
- 11 miles south of Medford
- 107 miles south of Roseburg
- 180 miles south of Eugene.