mile marker 28 spring

Did you know that you can stop along Highway 26 in Oregon and fill up on fresh, clean drinking water directly from a spring?

It seems unbelievable, or at least it did to me, until I experienced it.

Let me walk you through this. Basically, you are just driving down a wooded forest highway, when you see a sign that simply says, “drinking water.” You pull over and find this.  There is a fount on both sides of the highway, so no need for u-turns.


I don’t know how the water would test out, but I can tell you it tasted delicious and I didn’t get sick. I think this is an Oregon experience not to be missed!

There’s not all that much information available about it online. I did find a site called find a spring that listed it, along with some others.