Home  •   Field Guide  •   Forums  •    Unread Posts  •   Maps  •   Find a Hike!
| Page | Discussion | View source | History | Print Friendly and PDF

Sulphur Springs

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Sulphur Springs bubbling away, McDonald State Forest (bobcat)
Soap Creek at Sulphur Springs, McDonald State Forest (bobcat)

Description

The sulphur-laden mineral water bubbling out of the ground next to Soap Creek attracted locals, starting from the last decades of the 19th century. A small hotel was built; it disappeared at some point, perhaps burned down. At the beginning of the 1940s, the Civilian Conservation Corps developed a park here, complete with trails, picnic area, and campground. Like many spring areas, however, the park attracted a sometimes undesirable crowd and maintenance of the facilities became a losing battle. Everything was dismantled during the 1950s and the small spring here is no longer much of an attraction.

More Links


Contributors

Oregon Hikers Field Guide is built as a collaborative effort by its user community. While we make every effort to fact-check, information found here should be considered anecdotal. You should cross-check against other references before planning a hike. Trail routing and conditions are subject to change. Please contact us if you notice errors on this page.

Hiking is a potentially risky activity, and the entire risk for users of this field guide is assumed by the user, and in no event shall Trailkeepers of Oregon be liable for any injury or damages suffered as a result of relying on content in this field guide. All content posted on the field guide becomes the property of Trailkeepers of Oregon, and may not be used without permission.