Devil's Bathtub

Devil's Bathtub (HMXS)

Location: Logan, OH 43138 Hocking County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 26', W 82° 31'

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As the water works its way down through Old Man's Cave Gorge, one of the first unusual areas that it encounters here at Devil's Bathtub. This is an area in the sandstone that has been cemented together more tightly than the other nearby rock layers. Because of this constriction of the stream, it has forced the water to carve in the only direction it can, straight down. Over time the swirling action has carved out the "bathtub" shape in the rock.

Legend says the swirling drain goes all the way down to Hades itself. The reality is the tub is several feet deep and then comes out downstream under the bridge and on towards Old Man's Cave.

The tub may look loke a great place to take a bath; however, the tub can be very dangerous and climbing out is virtually impossible. Please remember that swimming or wading in the stream is dangerous, prohibited, and may cause damage to wildlife. Stay on the constructed trails while enjoying the scenery here at the park.
Placed ByOhio Department of Natural Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 5:00am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 369471 N 4365963
Decimal Degrees39.43333333, -82.51666667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 26', W 82° 31'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 25' 60.00" N, 82° 31' 0.00" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 20986-21230 Township Hwy 246, Logan OH 43138, US
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