Brinkhaven Spring, Brinkhaven, OH


Posted: January 10, 2010

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

Closest intersection is Brinkhaven Rd. and Route 62.
Brinkhaven, OH 43006
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My friend Steve, who showed me the spring, has a friend who lives on Brinkhaven Road and we stopped by his place before we gathered the water. Steve’s friend says he drinks from that spring all the time and he sees people stopping there to gather water. The water smells and tastes clean and good.

I wrote about this spring on The Health Exhibitionist Blog, under the blog post title, “Receiving The Flow, Tracking The Flow”.

Nearest Address

Closest intersection is Brinkhaven Rd. and Route 62.

Directions from Nearest Address

Coming from Columbus, take Route 62 North until you come to Danville. Just after Danville you’ll be heading toward the Mohican River. Just before the river, make a left on to Brinkhaven Road. Go about a mile or so, and you’ll see the spring on your left, right by the road.

Vital Information

  • Fee: No Fee
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: 52
  • Temp: 49 F
  • pH: N/A

Hours Spring is Open:

There were no signs showing limited hours, so I assume it’s always open.


Map Link: Brinkhaven Spring Map

Submitted by: Lauren Michelle Kinsey

  1. nic says:

    I can't view the blog , is it set to private?

  2. SHANE1800 says:

    Wasn’t able to find it as ATT service does not work anywhere out there, small town, few signs.

    Print out the map beforehand.

    When leaving Danville go to 62 and drive 5-10 minutes.

  3. Dwurm says:

    Has the water been tested?

  4. Lsmith254 says:

    There is a spring east of Shelby, Ohio…we used to go to it as kids. It looked every bit like a horse or cow watering-trough, but we would go there just for fun. It tasted great! It is somewhere near Ganges/Springmill area…I am not sure, but people around there would know exactly. I found it a couple of times as an adult, just cruising around. It looks like a concrete bathtub, the pipe is on the left and it is on the south side of an east to west road, it I remember right? Not sure. It’s got a small output, about a 3/4 inch pipe, I think. Good luck!

  5. keyelures says:

    Checked out both Brinkhaven springs on Feb 15 2013.

    Tds was 47 and temp was 49. Did not sample #2.
    Had very good flow from 2 pipes coming out of the rocks. Tasty water, makes the best coffee.

    Caution: do not lean on pipes when you stick your head down to take a drink has they are not solid.

    Was easy to find. There is a big pull off on the right hand side of
    the road, but the spring is just a bit further down the road, and then
    the #2 spring a bit further.

    Need to make another road trip has I am out of water. About an hour or so from Columbus.

  6. Jesse says:

    Visited this spring today! What a lovely little moss-covered nook. So beautiful. The water is refreshing and cool. Easy to find and the flow is quick enough to fill up plenty of water bottles in a relatively short period. Thank you!!

  7. Norman says:

    went there today and flow very slow. I estimated it would take me close to 30 minutes to fill a one gallon bottle. SO I opted to leave. I found another well water spring in Heath Ohio on Davis rd near Dawes Arboratum. The coordinates for heath’s is

    N39 deg. 59.138′
    W082 deg 24.718′

    I will add an entry for it later here. Its water flows out of a pipe and area someone built. constant heavy flow. Smells of sulfur smell but taste ok. I believe the hydrogen sulfer smell means high iron and sulfur content. locals say lots of people stop and fill up there. open to public.

  8. Charles Frick says:

    I know nothing of this spring. The spring I know is 20 miles east of Danville on Rt 62, 1.3 miles west on 62 and Rt 83. This spring flows constantly and has for many years. I would estimate it flows 500 – 700 gallons a minute. It flows through a stone structure that may have been built in the 1890’s. It has a stone top that has some dates carved into it, one is dated Sept 1939. A local who stops often says there was an historical marker there but now is gone. I’d love to know who, when this was built. It looks very old. This spring is 50 feet right of the road, gravel parking spots. I had the water tested by Hague water services in Zanesville. It’s as clean and safe as Zanesville’s city water, and COLD! Anybody who may have any info on this spring please Email me at

  9. Diane says:

    Do not go to Brinkhaven #1 or #2 in the spring, when the farmers are treating there fields. I got very sick from the water. I tested it, It tested positive for pesticides.

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