Handsome Lake Retreat Spring, Butchers Mill, PA


Posted: January 9, 2010

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

1000 Chapman Dam Road
Butchers Mill, PA 17076
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Handsome Lake Retreat Spring is located just outside of Chapman State Park, within the Allegheny National Forest. This spring feeds Adams Run, a pristine and vibrant habitat for many rare native species including hellbenders, brook trout, & river otters. The spring flows from a fissure in the middle of a hillside through a small spring house with metal piping into a terracotta basin handy for filling up small jugs or drinking from. The water is cold, pure, and noticeably charged with life force.

Additional info: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/chapman.aspx

Nearest Address

1000 Chapman Dam Rd.

Directions from Nearest Address

From Clarendon, PA: Travel West on Chapman Dam Rd. for approximately 2 miles. The spring is located on the right side of the road, with a small parking pull-off just before the spring.

Vital Information

  • Fee: No Fee
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: 30
  • Temp: 47.1 F
  • pH: 7.2

Hours Spring is Open:



Map Link: Handsome Lake Retreat Spring Map

Submitted by: minqua

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  1. jason oliphant says:

    as of 9/18/2018, it appears that this spring has been disconnected from its source, and has no flow….

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