Bluecast Spring, Woodburn, IN 46797

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21412 Bluecast Road
Woodburn, IN 46797
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Travel east 19 miles from Fort Wayne into Maumee Township on U.S. 24 and you’ll pass near Blue Cast Springs.
The spring is a little hard to find, but worth the treasure. I will have to come in the fall when there is less mosquitoes and vegetation overgrowth. There is some debris nearby due to it being an old spring house bottling station but that was put there back in 1901.
there is a story behind it…..

“Once described by a local newspaper as “the magnificent natural beauty
spot nestled on the lofty banks of the Maumee,” the name Blue Cast,
however, came from the bluish color of the waters. It also seemed to
have evidence of a unique magnetic force not typical of mineral water.
People had discovered that its attractive, drinkable qualities seemed to
be an invigorating tonic with metabolic properties. Rumors among those
who knew the place said that iron or steel, when left in the water for a
time, became magnetized.”

“South of the mineral spring, another one was found that produced sulfur
water and mud, which spawned still another business. This one was to
attract people seeking the benefits of therapeutic baths.”

Here is the whole story you can copy and paste the link:

http://fortwaynemonthly.fortwayne.com/?q=article/blue-cast-springs-eternal

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  1. MJ says:

    Visited this spring today — It was a short hike from a gravel parking lot, along the edge of a field and a little ways into a wood. I found what looked like a cistern and some old mossy stone steps in a little holler. I couldn’t find a pipe and the water was grown over with green, so I didn’t feel comfortable collecting water. Maybe next time? I’m new to this so I don’t know what’s what quite yet! 🙂

  2. Emily says:

    I recently tried to find the spring and wasn’t able to. Could you Be more specific as to where the natural spring is and if it still flows freely?

  3. Emily says:

    I recently tried to find the spring and wasn’t able to. Could you Be more specific as to where the natural spring is and if it still flows freely?

  4. Ahmu says:

    We visited this spring today. Couldn’t find the cistern, only a PVC pipe coming out of the ground with a small, dirty, frog pond collected beneath it. There wasn’t any flow there. There was a handle pump that was chained and locked, as well.

  5. Johanna pyle says:

    The pump from the spring has been padlocked. Water is unfit to drink because of field runoff.

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