Sacramento River Headwaters, Mt. Shasta City Park, CA


Posted: July 25, 2009

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

N. Mount Shasta Blvd. and Nixon road
Mt. Shasta City Park, CA 96067
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Gushing out of natural soil and rock wall. Clean and well kept. Some of the most cold, clean, tasty sweet water ever! Comes right out of the mountain in a rush, no pipes needed and starts a beautiful spring there in the city park. People travel for many miles to come get this nectar. Check out the fairy trails behind the spring accessible by a bridge further down from the source.

Additional info here.

Nearest Address

Located in the Mt. Shasta City Park off of Mt. Shasta Blvd.

Directions from Nearest Address

On the corner of N. Mount Shasta Blvd. and Nixon road, across the street and railroad tracks from Skyline Blvd., and opposite Spring Hill Nursery.

Vital Information

  • Fee: None
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: N/A
  • Temp: 36-40 F
  • pH: N/A

Hours Spring is Open:

City park hours.



Map Link: Sacramento River Headwaters Map

Submitted by: Bernadette Wulf, Vrindavan Chandra, Jaya Phillips

  1. jessortiz516 says:

    I Love Mt. Shasta. I've been to this park a few times and always follow the trail around the creek when I visit. The water is ice cold, the foliage is green and lush, you just know this water is special 🙂

  2. jessortiz516 says:

    I Love Mt. Shasta. I've been to this park a few times and always follow the trail around the creek when I visit. The water is ice cold, the foliage is green and lush, you just know this water is special 🙂

  3. dirkminton says:

    ormus rich and surely effected by the mysterious energies of Mt. Shasta.

  4. harryhood says:

    This sounds very nice, but realistically it is 4.5 hours from me, the closest spring on this site to me. I am wondering if anyone knows of any springs a bit closer to Eureka?

  5. ToddRyan says:

    Oh yeah!! Was at the Headwaters today and they are AMAZING!! From the picture, I thought it would just be a little spring, and probably hard to fill bottles. I was way wrong. These headwaters are huge and filling up is easy. I took fourteen wine bottles with me a got them all filled. Those suckers sure are heavy!!

  6. Feral Kevin says:

    So far this is the best water I have tasted!

  7. Debbie says:

    Hi Folks!
    You now can get SPRING water coming out of your TAP WATER!!! For real!! Please watch this movie on water!!
    Please watch as soon as possible because this is at least the 2nd time they’ve taken it out! Don’t know how much longer it’ll be there! It is just on water!! Not put out by any company selling anything. It’s a documentary on WATER and its many properties: such as memory and biophotonic energy! Our units have all the properties of spring water and its energy! Even more energy! It is 10 parts long…this is just part 1!

    Water has to have HIGH ENERGETICS! Spring water does, but you can now get it out of your TAP! NO MOVING PARTS! No magnets! Designed by a phycisist that worked for the Military working on Cloaking technology!! LIFETIME WARRANTY! IT MIMICs 10-15 miles of running stream water going over rocks creating 1000’s of vortices! For more info email me!! Tigger_eyes_here and I use yahoo. so tigger_eyes_here {at}yahoo{dot}com. YOU SHOULD SEE OUR GARDEN!! ANIMALS will choose this water although I would love to do a test between this spring water and our water!! So someone w/a dog please email me with this spring water and let’s do a test!!!

    BTW David Wolfe is getting a DVD about this soon. HIs secretary AVOCADESS is excited about it because it will save her lots of gas and lots of $$!!!!

    The owner of this company was at the LONGEVITY conference and he met up w/the LIVER DR and they did a DARK FIELD BLOOD analysis. I have before and after photos from just 10 minutes after drinking this water!!

    YOU CAN SEE THE WHITE SCALE come out of your pipes when you first install it sometimes! THAT MEANS it’s working! Also it will do that TO YOUR BODY…it can remove EXCESS BAD CALCIIUM, etc!!!


  8. Snw219 says:

    this has been a favorite place for us. they are doing renovations, as the city recently got a grant to permit wheel chair access to see the headwaters. the only unfortunate thing is that they ahve ‘remodeled’ and added some huge boulders that now make it impossible to access the original spots for getting the water. you can still dip close to the original spots but they are truly covered – this saddens us a little but it’s still somewhat accessible.

  9. Snw219 says:

    p.s. we have been told that there is a hand pump (i think hand pump – it might be a spigot) nearby a few yards away in front of one of the buildings in the middle of the lawn. we have not checked to see if this is also the same water or city water but there was a sign posted on the construction fence that stated people could get water there. Dunsmuir, CA also has a couple of locations to get spring water – one is across the street from the police station – usually open during warmer weather and the other spot is located near the park by the city pool. we used to go to the one by the police station as it was very easy to fill jugs there but we haven’t been in a long time, not since discovering the headwaters.

  10. tallman says:

    about the best water you can get your hands on in california..take your jug there and get with the program

  11. JoJo says:

    Best. Water. Ever.

  12. sarah says:

    beautiful, wonderfully freezing and exceptionally tasty water. what a hip little experience. love it.

  13. Ryanhoag1984 says:

    I went to Sacramento River’s Headwaters and crisp taste of the fresh water nature attended NO WONDER IT HAS THE BEST WATER TASTE IN THE WORLD!!!

  14. lignas says:

    Is the water really safe to drink?

  15. Melissa says:

    Best Tasting Spring Water EVER!!!!  We visited several springs during a road trip and this water was the cleanest, crispest, most delicious.  Many locals came by and hopped rocks to get to the water right as it comes out of the mountain, and it tasted just as good filling up our bottles from the little cement platform that juts out into the headwaters.  The city park is a bit hidden, but the directions are good.  Drive past the Senior Citizen Dining buildings and you can temporarily park right next to the spring, or park just a little uphill for a longer visit.

  16. Jim-eagle says:

    this is where i have asked my wife to spread my ashes. they will flow to eternity.

  17. robbie says:

    visited the headwaters on oct 1 of this year and have NEVER had any better tasting water ,just plain pure and clean,what a beautiful place ,i wish all could go there and have the enjoyment we did ,it is a true 10 on the sites to see scale,ps. to my red bluff relitives ,thank you very much,,from minnesota

  18. Jakob says:

    Anyone have TDS?

  19. Paul says:

    It was about a year ago that I actually saw the headwaters of the Sacramento, I was very impressed with the surroundings and the spring.
    However three weeks ago my family and I visited the springs only to find adults and kids wading in the spring and buses full of “smoke puking” (gas, diesel and POT) transients from oregon blocking the parking areas and asking for money from visitors.

    We waited in line to fill our water bottles only to watch these people wash their feet in the waters of the spring, NASTY!!!

    where are the park employee’s or monitors that are supposed to watch over this beautiful place?

  20. Ryan says:

    I visited this spring in August of 2015. For those wondering, my meter said that that it has a TDS of about 31 ppm. This spring has some of the best tasting water in California.

  21. Ryan says:

    The water has a tds of about 30 ppm

  22. shawn says:

    Has anyone been here recently? I’m coming up from the bay area and want to make sure the drought hasn’t affected it. thanks

  23. jakob says:

    tds: 33-55 multiple tests months apart.

    local talk of tests showing aluminum and lead in trace amounts but cannot verify. personal exp.- metallic/iron taste on 3ish occasions in last 4 years

  24. raschaga says:

    tds has been around 55 lately… water test show .024 ppm aluminum 8/28/16

  25. Mike says:

    We filled out jugs and drank the Spring water for the duration of our road trip! This is a must see if you are anywhere close to this spring. The water was just as awesome as described in other posts. Well worth the trip!

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