Fountain of Youth


Posted: April 27, 2015

Category: Ohio, View All

4800 Corwin Rd.
Waynesville, OH 45068
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The owner of this property has tapped into the spring and offers the water to everyone for a freewill donation.  The water comes out of a PVC pipe attached to a garden hose in the corner where his driveway and Corwin Rd. meet.  You can bring as many jugs as you like, no matter what time of the day or night; but remember that this is a private property with the owner’s house right next to the spring.  The water flows 24/7/365 continually and at a good rate, too.  The donation drop box is alongside the spring; just drop in whatever amount you’d like.  If you don’t have it, bring it next time.  It’s some of the best water I’ve ever tasted.

The Little Miami Scenic Trail runs alongside Corwin Rd., and there’s an asphalt walkway to the road.  Just cross Corwin Rd. and you’re there at the spring.

UPDATE: It has been reported this spring was closed by the owner and the hose has been shut down.  Sign now reads “Private Property, Non-Potable Water”.  Sorry, please update us if there’s any change..

  1. Diane says:

    The name changed to Spring of Youth.

    PH 7.79
    TDS 307
    Tempurature 56

    Taken on 3/26/16

  2. FindASpring Team says:

    Thanks for the update Diane!

  3. Max says:

    Thank you for the tip.
    The water is indeed very smooth. Sort of metallic minerally taste at first, but it settled down after storing it a few days. I use it for tea and it works great.
    However all drinking vessels are caked with white insoluble minerals – there’s a lot of it here! Has anyone tested the water/determined what this might be?

    • Gene says:

      Minerals are usually mostly calcium salts (carbonate, bicarbonate), which aren’t very soluble in water. They’re present because the water flows a long way through limestone. Calcium salts like these are not harmful to consume; they will precipitate out on the contact surfaces of whatever vessels the water’s used in.

  4. Diane Schneider says:

    Hello, I am just getting into finding a spring for the first time. I live in Walton KY & couldn’t find any closer–after learning that 2 listed in Cinti. (ie., the Sedam Spring) haven’t existed or been accessible in many years. Anything closer to Walton?
    And, mainly, does the FINDASPRING TEAM or anyone else have an opinion about what MAX asks, re the “white insoluble minerals”?

    • Gene says:

      I think the insoluble minerals are mostly calcium and some magnesium salts, very likely carbonates/bicarbonates. Not at all harmful, just typical of hard water here. Spring water in this part of the Midwest travels over limestone (which is rich in calcium), and picks up salts which are not very soluble.

    • Gene Hawkins says:

      The insolubles are very likely calcium and magnesium salts (‘hardness’). The water flows over limestone, so the minerals are natural, and should be harmless.

  5. Joshua Willoughby says:

    This spring is in a great location for public access. I’ve also personally tested this spring twice. It is just a tad on the “hard water” side of the grading. But this spring passed, with flying colors, on NOT having other possible contaminents or bacterias.

  6. Brice says:

    It wasn’t flowing the other day! Anyone know why?

  7. Tim lovely says:

    I had bladder cancer had treatments and started drinking only water from the spring of youth they thought I was going to lose my bladder I am now cancer FREE and still have my bladder and I think the water helped. I’m so thankful that the owners are kind enough to share. Bless you and thank you

  8. Maria says:

    They have shut this spring down as of 8/7/19. There is not longer spring water running from the hose. A sign reads, “private property, non-potable water”. If anyone knows what happened I would appreciate a reply. Sad day!

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