Indian Spring, Munroe Falls, OH


Posted: January 7, 2011

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

521 South River Road
Munroe Falls, OH 44262
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Comes out of a rocky hill crisp clean water.

Nearest Address

521 South River Road Munroe Falls, OH 44262

Directions from Nearest Address

Enter park go to back there will a trailhead for the Indian spring trail. Take that until the fork in the trail veer left and the springs is right there on the left you will see steps and stepping stones through a creek leading up to the spring.

Vital Information

  • Fee: None
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: 130
  • Temp: N/A
  • pH: N/A

Hours Spring is Open:

Dawn to dusk


Submitted by: Ben

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  1. Anonymous says:

    The water from Indian Spring has never been tested, and it is considered unsafe. The page fails to mention there is a sign within 10 feet that reads: UNSAFE FOR DRINKING.

    • ben says:

      me and friends have been drinking from it for months no problems i also know a guy in his 50s who has been drinking it for years. Ive visited many springs that have had similar signs never had any issues it’s a liability thing for the park. the water tastes as clean as anything.

      • Ash32488 says:

        How do you get the water? From where it is falling off the rock? Also, is there any weird tastes to it? Sulfur or metallic??

        • Michael says:

          I just got water from here today. I put my 5 Gallon Jug right at the point where the water flow is largest over the rock and filled my jug up from there. I know there’s a sign there that says “Unsafe to drink” but that is for liability reasons. Looking at the water, it’s coming from underground and the only reason I wouldn’t drink from it would be if I saw a dead animal or other obvious form of pollution. Taste wise I can’t say anything more than that it tastes like crisp, clean water. I’m not experienced enough with this type of water to tell you the taste. So grateful for this place and the walk from the spring to the car isn’t bad!

  2. Sean says:

    Indian Spring is an atresian spring

    • Bbob203 says:

      know anything more about it?

      • Sean says:

        not really, haven’t been yet. all I know is that most of ohios artesian springs are protected from pollution by the thick clay layer that covers most of the state. There are other springs nearby people use that are from the same aquifer. All I know is that I don’t trust the very high levels of chlorine, or other substances being added to municipal water supplies. Distilla is pulling artesian water from under Kent, Geyers Chapel Spring in Smithville also pulls from the Indian Spring artesian aquifer

  3. Matt says:

    just visited it today, delicious water.  Will definitely be going back for more

  4. Matt says:

    Took this a few weeks ago

  5. Spencer says:

    I’ve been drinking this water since December 2011! I even brewed a batch of beer with it 🙂 I haven’t tested it but the ranger did tell me that the stream nearby is some of the cleanest water in Akron/Cleveland. No factories or roads in the area make me happy too.

    • Candace says:

      Spencer I remember you and I and Carrie going to get the water. Good times. If you want to test the water for safey people you can get tests on amazon. I’ve drank from it and haven’t had any issues. Love findaspring!!!

  6. I just adore this spring! Every Person I bring here falls in love! Delicious water with some great spiritual energy circulating around the spring itself. My only complaint is that you have to pay a fee to get into the parkb in the summer and there is no dogs allowed.

  7. swiss says:

    we have been drinking this water about 2 weeks now and no problems. tds came back at 205 and ph at 7.1. A park ranger said you weren’t allowed to take any water from the park but they just make you dump it out if you get caught…

    • Where did you have it tested? I have tried this water before and it tasted really good but I was unsure about the don’t drink sign.

    • Robert says:

      I’d love to get a few jugs to try, however, it would be drag if I was caught by a ranger and have to dump it. Any advice as to the best times to go? I could maybe conceal a jug (two might be too heavy) in a back pack maybe. What’s the walking distance to my car?

  8. Dan says:

    Thanks for the testing info Swiss! I visited the spring yesterday and the water is quite clean tasting as well as cold.

  9. Jeremy says:

    Will NOT drink ANY other water if at all humanly possible ~ carry it everywhere! (in body, hand, car, and home) This naturally occurring deep cold water aquifer has deeply transformed what I know to be Abundance~Profoundly! BEST EVER! Thank You Daniel Vitalis!

  10. Daniel says:

    TDS taken 1/27/14= 188 ppm.

  11. Daniel says:

    Is anyone here interested in pitching in to have the spring tested? If so, send an email to me at We can work together to figure out a cost effective test that will give us a sufficient content analysis. The more the merrier!

  12. Wyl says:

    found this spring for the first time today, had to check it out. I’ll be making some mead with the water I got. It looks pure and clean and it smells amazingly fresh. I could feel an energy around the spring that lifted my mood quite a bit. We went hiking for my mom’s birthday today and I’ll for SURE be coming back to this spot for meditation again and again!

  13. Maxwell says:

    yo guys my friend tested this at about 180 TDS. This stuff is the best water ive ever had in my life. please remember to give thanks to the spring as well, the water is ALIVE.

    PS my friend has been drinking this for 3 years and he’s glowing

  14. Brian says:

    I’m also interested in having it tested. The best test I could find for the cheapest is the Full Lab Analysis Kit from Discover Testing for about $175. If anyone is interested in helping pay, email Thanks!

  15. Tuquito says:

    Filled up my 5 gallon jug from the spring today. The site had a mystical atmosphere to it, good joojoo. And I enjoyed the walk through the trails. ¡And the Water tastes terrific! ¡Muyy Sabrosa! I did a blind taste test between three of my friends, comparing the Spring water to reverse osmosis water. They all quickly decided the Spring water had a much better taste, and I would have to agree. Also, My instincts have repeatedly reassured me that it’s clean. I have no worries about it’s quality. Thank you Dan for enlightening me on the Spring. Much appreciation.

  16. Maxwell says:

    I recently traveled to the site to fill my 5 gallon jug. I was greeted by a very friendly park ranger who informed me that taking the spring water was a violation of the park’s laws. He then had me dump out the water that I had collected. I think that park law enforcement may really be cracking down on this site.

  17. Valeria Balshen says:

    I wouldn’t recommend going to this one because of how heavily patrolled it is thanks to this website and how popular it has gotten. Now nobody can have it! No one’s fault really but they made it a new rule last year that you can’t take out water from the park (or anything else) because of the sheer volume of folks coming down for the water. The rangers are just waiting to catch people basically, I was there barely 10 minutes before the ranger came by; hard to be sneaky about it at all and you get written up when they make you pour the water out. They said they’re trying to get this listing removed from this website, even. And they messed with the spring to make it flow out in an awkwardly sputtering manner instead of in one stream so it would make it more difficult to collect (didn’t stop me)…but still this is no good. If anyone in NE Ohio has information on other natural springs that are not so heavily patrolled please do let me know!

  18. Richard says:

    Went to this spring today and filled up some glass Hartzler milk containers. The spring water here is excellent and vitalizing. You can feel the life in it. It does cost $4/person to get into the park but if you are by yourself and bring a number of containers it is infinitely cheaper than, say, buying high quality spring water in glass containers from a health food store. Grateful that this is so close to my temporary home in Kent.

  19. David says:

    Went to this spring today, walking back loading a jug into my trunk a Ranger pulled up and said the water is a park feature and I couldn’t take it. Made me dump it out and and warned they’ll issue a ticket next time. WTF!?

  20. Justin says:

    October 2015: The steps to the spring have been removed, and the flow has been disrupted… It no longer falls freely such that it can be easily drank from and collected. Major bummer. The sign has been moved intimidatingly directly in front of it. It still flows as much as ever and tastes as good as ever. If you cannot wal across the creek in front of it, walk further back to the Beaver Pond, take a left off the trail immediately after the bridge, and follow the ridge of the creek’s slope until you get there. I imagine you’ll see a path forming.
    I do not know the exact reason for desecration, but I suspect the park rangers did it due to fear of lawsuits from fearful ignorant residents. Shame too, as the walking steps were intentionally put there by previous generations that embraced the water from this spring.

  21. Brandon says:

    As of recently, within the last few months, this spring has been altered by something, or someone. It no longer flows out like a waterfall, but instead, spews out the side, since the rock wall to the right was knocked out, by what looked like a jack hammer. I hope this wasn’t something deliberate, but unfortunately I think it was due to the fact this happened a few weeks after a paper was posted on a nearby tree saying the water is park property. The paper is no longer there, but the “Unsafe for drinking” sign is. Something tells me the park does not want us to drink the water, but they have not provided proof that it is unsafe. I am going to email them and post back.

    • Becky Stewart says:

      Any word yet, Brandon?

      • Brandon says:

        Sorry the the long awaited response. As of May 4, 2016…


        Thank you for contacting us. Our chief of natural resources said we have not conducted human health studies on that water. We label it as unsafe because it is not a source of public drinking water.


        The Marketing Team at Summit Metro Parks
        975 Treaty Line Rd.
        Akron, OH 44313

  22. Cody M. Grey says:

    Last night I drove out to this spring. Let me tell you, it’s a beautiful and clean location. I feel very safe with this water as far a contamination goes. The cool and dark woods where the spring is at are pristine. I met an old man at the spring from Bosnia and he told me that he’s been consuming the spring water for fifteen years now. He told me it healed his gut. He carefully cleaned off all of the surrounding rock that the spring water flows down before I filled up my jugs. He told me that the park system came by a few years ago and smashed up the previous rock formation that let the spring flow fast and free. Now the flow is sort of a trickle down the side of a boulder that isn’t the easiest to fill up with. It takes a little time to fill up with the slow water stream but it’s well worth it. Ignore the “unsafe for drinking” sign. The park system just doesn’t want to have any sort of liability issues. They have gone to great lengths to discourage people from gathering this healthful water. It’s a beautiful spring. Just watch out for any park staff who will tell you to dump out the water.

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