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Sulphur Springs

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

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


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.

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