Situated on the Old Siskiyou Highway, wayfarers traveling between Salem and Sacramento by horseback, stagecoach, buggy, and automobile stopped at what is now WellSprings to “partake of the waters.” The property borders the original railroad that was constructed during the gold rush by Chinese workers in the 1870’s. Campers and enthusiasts exited the train for a weekend of music and dancing conducted in a large pavilion to the east of the swimming pool. Since WellSprings became a campground in the 1920’s, thousands of campers visit annually to partake of the waters and, more recently, take in a Shakespeare play, a rafting excursion, or a fishing trip down the Rogue River.
Overnight accommodations include tent camping on spacious tree-shaded lawns, teepee rentals, car camping, and RV sites with full hook-ups. Overnight camping includes spa and swimming at no additional cost. During rainy weather please remember to bring a tarp for teepee rentals as they are on bare ground.
For campers requiring electricity, kindly bring your own extension cords. On-site water for RV hook-ups and showering is rich with sulfur & other healing minerals; ice and drinking water are available through the office.