Breath Of Life, Spooner, Wisconsin


Posted: June 27, 2013

Category: North America, United States, View All, Wisconsin

Hwy 53 & Washburn county B
Spooner, WI
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Left off 53 coming from the south, spring is on B 500 ft on right can’t miss it.

  1. Robin says:

    I live reasonably close to this area and am having a hard time finding this spring. Is it possible that it is by Sarona instead of Spooner and off of Highway D instead of B? I would really love more information about this spring so I can find it. Thank you for any help you may be able to provide. Robin

  2. jj says:

    Hey, the map is wrong but it is in fact hwy B that goes E/W tiwards shell lake. Its in between spooner and sarona. It is very close on the right side as you turn West on B from 53. I have heard of a spring on V or D near sarona also. If you take hwy B EAST instead towards long lake about 7 miles, and turn right on long lake rd. you will find another spring on the left side with high flow. high in lime. i find the breath of life spring to be the most pristine spring south of ashland

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  4. Alberta says:

    Found the well today. Take a left on B out of Stone Lake (coming from Hayward) Go about 2 miles to Long Lake Rd. Left on Long Lake Rd about 1 1/2 miles. Well is on the left right by the road. Hard to see.

  5. Purly says:

    Sorry, but the map that you are showing is NOT the spring on Co. Highway B near Shell Lake, WI. Your pointer is showing Co. Highway D in Sarona, WI

    Here are the coordinates that will point correctly – 45.753336, -91.826352

    Hope this helps!

  6. Stacey says:

    Yes, as mentioned in previous comments, pinpoint is incorrect. Written directions are correct. It is just hundreds of feet off of Hwy 53 and B. I live within 2 miles of this well and have used it many times. Never heard of the other one – glad to know! Thanks

  7. Stacey says:

    Can’t miss it, might be a stretch though! They paved a parking lane for users of the well now! The well is down the embankment and across a short wooden plank “bridge.” In the summer it can be hidden by all the foliage! This would not be handicapped accessible!

  8. Betty says:

    The marker pin is in the wrong spot. It is on B between hwy 53 and (the old 53) which is now called 253. I’ve been there many times when I lived in the area.
    When you turn west off from hwy 53 onto “B” it is along the north side of the road right soon after you pass the first residence. There is a build up alongside the road for you to park. If you go too far, you’ll see wood railing, a trail entrance, or hwy 253. Turn around and start watching for it again. It is easier to see from that way anyway. Remember hwy B between hwy 53 and hwy 253 south of Spooner or north of Sarona.

    Here is probably a better way to do it.
    If you are coming from the south, heading north from Sarona, take 253 right away and drive on that until you come to hwy B (on a hill).. take a right on B headed east toward hwy 53 and you’ll see the big artesian well pipe sticking out of a low area along the north side just before you go up a small hill to 253. Good Luck!

  9. LeighLon says:

    Hello everyone, wanted to let you know that we updated the coordinates of this spring and the pin on the map should be correct now. Please let us know if there are any issues! Thanks, FindASpring Team

  10. Christine says:

    Visited today and was thrilled! The county has done a great job maintaining the area and the water was cold, clean, and fast flowing! Two short paths to the spring from the road– a built up gravel path, and a wooden path that was uneven and slippery. A sign from the county posted last summer asks users to travel the gravel path. Awesome spring!

  11. Marc Mouchon says:

    In late August I was on a camping and our first spring stop was this one. We found the actual spring and recorded the true GPS coordinates of the spring itself, which are in fact: 45.753595,-91.828066. Copy/paste them into Google Maps or what have you.
    A picture is worth a thousand or more words.

  12. Kat says:

    What is the source (artesian?) and how easily is it to be collected…any plumbing involved? People are starting to pay attention to their source of water i.e. 4th phase EZ water (see Dr. Gerald Pollack or Dr. Jack Kruse youtube/research/books) in how very vital good spring water is to health…please contact me if I can be of any assistance in upkeep in any regard, i.e my BS is water resource (2015-NDSU)

  13. Christina says:

    Wondering if this spring is open in the winter time?

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