Mayville Roadside Park, Mayville, Michigan 48744


Posted: September 22, 2014

Category: Michigan, United States, View All

North Lapeer Road (M-24)
Mayville, Michigan 48744
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Right on M-24, about 15 miles north of Lapeer….easy access from main road

  1. Tracie says:

    inaccurate location on the map

  2. Lisa says:

    Tracie, did you find it? Is it a wrong address?

  3. Lisa says:

    I was not able to locate the spring. A road side park? I could not find anything other than a carpool parking lot. Very interested in finding this spring as it is very near to home.

  4. Lisa says:

    Okay, so I don’t know if the map was changed, (before the map pointed towards Murphy Lake rd.. or I seriously am delusional lol) But, I visited the map again and it is the correct location. If you are heading north on M-24, there will be a small road side park after Murphy Lake Rd (on the left side and there is a small blue picnic table road sign prior to the park). If you reach Millington Road, you have gone too far.

    The water was cold and okay. It smelled slightly of rotten eggs. Wondering about the quality. Next time I am going to test the TDS and PH… What else can I do to see if this is quality water?

    BTW It is surrounded by farming fields. We are a big farming community and pretty sure they use pesticides of some sort. Any ideas or suggestions? I am new to this…

  5. Shari says:

    The pin location on the map is still inaccurate. The spring is further north and it is very close to M-24 (not in the woods!). If you turn off the aerial view on the map the spring is just north of Evergreen Creek. It is also not technically a Roadside Park and you won’t find Mayville on a list of Michigan Roadside Parks. Just north of Evergreen Creek, turn west off M-24 onto a paved road that immediately becomes a circular drive with the spring in the middle and a roof over it. A local was there at the time I got water (last December) and she said knew of people who came up from Waterford to get water. The water has been tested and the guy who tests water for a living said it is the best water around. I picked up a very slight smell and taste of sulfur, but I liked it. It is certainly better than any water I ever have on a regular basis.

    • Deleted User says:

      If you have accurate GPS Coordinates, we would love to update 🙂

      • Debi Goulet says:

        Hi Ashley, do not have GPS but if you use the address Roadside Park Dr. 48744 in Google Maps, it will take you to the spring. It is north of Barnes Rd. on west side of Lapeer Rd. (Hwy 24).
        Have not gone there yet but plan on doing so this month.

  6. Matt says:

    Found out my babysitter has some local knowledge of this spring. She said that it is on M24 around 1/4 to 1/2 miles south of Millington Rd. I’m gonna go out there within this next week to see if I can find it. I don’t have a tester yet, if I find it I will give better instructions.

  7. Matt says:

    Looks like based on your description Lisa it was where I was told it was. I believe that a sample can be sent to the state for testing.

  8. Elyse RG says:

    Hey Guys! Has anyone tested this water yet? its a pretty far drive north for me but I would be willing to make the trip if the water was of good pure quality without chemical residues! Thanks for the efforts!

  9. CJ says:

    According to Shari’s directions I can see the little shack in the circular drive on Google Earth at coordinates are 43° 16.482’N, 83° 18.996’W. I am going to check it out next time I go to Birch Run or Frankenmuth.

    Lisa: Are you trying to mess with our heads or something? If you are heading north on m-24 then you will pass Millington Road and about a mile further north than that you will reach E. Murphy Lake Rd way past the spring. Both are north of the spring. Get your directions right girl.

  10. CJ says:

    According to Google Earth the street is called Roadside Park Dr, Mayville, MI.
    Matt, looking forward to your sample results, however, if the above statements are correct and the spring is tested regularly then looks like we are good to go.

  11. caleb pepera says:

    Hey everyone,

    Its not difficult to find.
    Take M24 until you pass Barnes lake road.
    it is less than 2 miles past, on the left.

    I visit and gather water here almost 2 times a month, traveling from Clarkston, it is indeed a great water supply. I test it every time with my TDS meter. ranges from 108-128ppm.

    Questions or comments email.

  12. Julie says:

    You can pick up a test kit from any health department and send it in for testing.

  13. Travis says:

    I’m sorry if I missed this somewhere. But is there for sure a SPRING or a WELL? Thank you.

  14. Jignesh says:

    Smell of “rotten eggs” comes from either sulphur or iron bacteria, safe for health (to an extent of course), but leave red “rust” stains from too much iron. Enjoy natural water!

  15. mikki says:

    did anyone ever test the water?

  16. caleb says:

    Hello, Be aware of children destroying this spring. I was gathering water weeks ago and noticed the lock box was open and the pipe from the ground to the spigot was broken. It’s going to be a hassle for people gathering water, so be on the lookout. Heading out today to see what it looks like and gather the best water ever.

  17. Ian says:

    43.274714, -83.316650

  18. Heather says:

    Type “Roadside park drive, Mayville, Mi” in Google maps and it will take you right to it.

  19. jeannie says:

    wondering if this spring was found and if it was tested as i see the farming nearby I would like to know if pesticides were found in the water

  20. Ellen says:

    I have a well in southern Lapeer County and we have arsenic in this area. I would test for arsenic.

  21. Jim says:

    Went here last year and returned this year on July 4th. The spring is easy to find and the water is good. Unfortunately, it’s quite a long drive from my house, so I can’t make it out there very often.

  22. Michigan Guy says:

    Went there today. Spring is good. The water is delicious. You just wanna gulp it. But it’s so darn far away, like an hour up Lapeer road. Don’t forget to stop at the Hilltop Market for a $1 slice of pizza, sandwiches or whatever on the way back. Very tasty. It comes up fast just hope you have good brakes. Well worth it to share with your water.

    A man at Nutrifoods in Royal Oak told me there is a spring somewhere near the Bald Mountain area. I went to look/ask around for it but no luck. I’m going to have to find him again and clarify off of which road he remembers it.

  23. Rachel says:

    Hello I was just curious if anyone has tested the water?

  24. Tricia says:

    Regarding the surrounding farm fields and the worry of pesticides: Most pesticides vaporize within a few days and are not super mobile. This means they stay locked into the soil and do not make their way into the groundwater. Aquatic pesticides are different, but the typical cash crop farm does not use those on fields. I would claim that you would not need to worry about that. It’s arsenic or other metals you would need to test for, which by reading the comments someone claimed they’ve done? If you’re serious about using this spring spend the cash and get it tested, raw water is more than worth it.

  25. sean says:

    Visited this spring a couiple days ago. nice flowing ice cold crystal clear water… did a TDS reading.. it was 250.. which is good.
    (my tap water here in Fenton is 810)
    i ordered some other testing stuff… such as PH iron all that stuff…. and a bacteria test.. for E Coli… will update when tests are done

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