Lampher Spring, Cherokee Pass, Missouri


Posted: March 6, 2011

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

South of Cherokee Pass on Hwy 67
Cherokee Pass, MO
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All year cold water spring with fresh Watercress growing early to late spring. It’s not a exposed spring but boils into the bottom of a man made basin. Sadly hoodlums have used the access path as a dump but once you pass that and cross a stream you will see it. Enjoy!

Nearest Address

MCR 401

Directions from Nearest Address

A mile south of Cherokee Pass on Hwy 67. Go right on Madison Co. Rd. 401. Look to the left for trail. About 100 yards.

Vital Information

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

Hours Spring is Open:



Latitude: 37.4675534 – Longitude: -90.3003944

Submitted by: Keith A Lawrence

  1. Shannon says:

    Does anyone know of a drinking water spring near St. Louis? I’m beginning to think that finding any good springs around St. Louis is becoming an impossible task…in a state overrun with springs. Gah!

  2. Andrew says:

    I just read about a place called House Springs, Mo. A Native American herbal company is based out of there but when googling the town wiki talks about the towns founding and the 2 large Springs it’s known for. It’s probably 30 minutes out of STL. Also it looks like the Biggest Stream in Mo and maybe the US is on the Current River. It’s called Big Stream.

  3. Andrew says:

    I don’t know if this limestone being dissolved makes it undrinkable or not?

  4. Shawn says:

    Hey Keith, thanks for posting this. I’ve driven through Cherokee Pass dozens of times, so this sound great. Could you possibly put up a photo of the spring?
    Thanks again!

  5. ray says:

    drove two and a half hours to find this spring and couldn’t find it. i’m pretty sure it doesn’t exist anymore or that it’s an underwater spring. I found a basin but it was molded over. I don’t recommend wasting your time on this one!

  6. Rebekah says:

    @Shannon @Andrew
    Found this website that might be helpful, I live in St. Louis city and I’m looking as well…

  7. Deb says:

    That link doesn’t work. And there doesn’t seem to be a search for that site Rebeka. I really want to find a good spring near St Louis/St Charles MO

  8. brigid says:

    I have drank big spring water, and it is fine. Also, lithuim springs is about and hour south of st. Louis, and is delicious.

  9. Debbie Saxbury says:

    We live in saint James Mo and have well water that is tapped from the local spring here. Check Meramac Springs in Saint James Mo.

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