Bitter Lick, Oregon

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Bitter Lick, Oregon
Bitter Lick is located in Oregon
Bitter Lick
Bitter Lick
Bitter Lick is located in the United States
Bitter Lick
Bitter Lick
Coordinates: 42°47′34″N 122°38′19″W / 42.79278°N 122.63861°W / 42.79278; -122.63861Coordinates: 42°47′34″N 122°38′19″W / 42.79278°N 122.63861°W / 42.79278; -122.63861
CountryUnited States
1,972 ft (601 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
GNIS feature ID1155015[1]
Coordinates and elevation from Geographic Names Information System[1]

Bitter Lick is an unincorporated community in Jackson County, Oregon, United States.[1] It lies at the confluence of Bitter Lick Creek and Elk Creek, northwest of the ghost town of Persist.[2] Bitter Lick is in the northern part of the county, north of Lost Creek Lake, a reservoir on the Rogue River.[3]

The name describes a large nearby spring with a strong taste. The creek and the community take their name from the spring.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Bitter Lick". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. May 22, 1986. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  2. ^ "Bitter Lick" (Map). ACME Mapper 2.1. ACME Labs. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  3. ^ Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. p. 61. ISBN 0-89933-347-8.
  4. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names. Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 85. ISBN 0-87595-277-1.