Buckhorn Springs, Oregon

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Buckhorn Springs, Oregon
Buckhorn Springs is located in Oregon
Buckhorn Springs
Buckhorn Springs
Buckhorn Springs is located in the United States
Buckhorn Springs
Buckhorn Springs
Coordinates: 42°06′19″N 122°31′54″W / 42.10528°N 122.53167°W / 42.10528; -122.53167Coordinates: 42°06′19″N 122°31′54″W / 42.10528°N 122.53167°W / 42.10528; -122.53167
CountryUnited States
2,661 ft (811 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
GNIS feature ID1637989[1]
Coordinates and elevation from Geographic Names Information System[1]

Buckhorn Springs is an unincorporated community in Jackson County, Oregon, United States.[1] It lies along Emigrant Creek in the Siskiyou Mountains southeast of Ashland.[2] Buckhorn Springs Road connects the community to Oregon Route 66 near Emigrant Lake.[3]

The springs at this location are known for their cold, highly carbonated water. James C. Tolman, who acquired the property around the springs in the 1890s, built a small hotel here called Tolman Springs. Subsequent owners used the property, springs, and buildings in various ways: as a hunting retreat called Buckhorn Lodge; as a picnic stop for tourists who sometimes used the carbonated water to make soda pop; as a retreat with overnight cabins and mineral mud baths; as a health spa, as a private residence; as an inn, and after 1998 as the Buckhorn Springs Retreat Center.[4]

Buckhorn Mineral Springs Resort was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989. The site covers 95 acres (38 ha) and includes many structures in addition to the main lodge.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Buckhorn Springs". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 1, 1991. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  2. ^ "Buckhorn Springs" (Map). ACME Mapper 2.1. ACME Labs. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  3. ^ Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. p. 69. ISBN 0-89933-347-8.
  4. ^ Engeman, Richard. "Buckhorn Mineral Springs Resort". The Oregon Encyclopedia. Portland State University and the Oregon Historical Society. Retrieved January 11, 2017.
  5. ^ "Buckhorn Mineral Springs Resort" (PDF). National Park Service. March 3, 1989. Retrieved January 11, 2017.