South Creek Spring, Girard, PA


Posted: May 26, 2009

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

S. Creek Rd.
Girard, PA 16417
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Located approximately 20 miles west of Erie, PA, this is one of the most popular springs in northwestern Pennsylvania. It is easily accessible on the west side of South Creek Rd. in Girard, PA. The water seeps through a mixed, healthy forest before exiting from the hillside through a PVC pipe. The flow is strong and continuous, and the water is mineral rich and slightly alkaline. This spring has been frequented by hundreds of locals since the early 1900’s and has long been reputed to have great healing properties.

Nearest Address

S Creek Rd.

Directions from Nearest Address

From downtown Girard, PA: – Travel west on Rt. 20 through Girard – After passing through Girard and down a large ravine just west of the town, turn left onto S. Creek Rd. – Follow S. Creek Rd. for approximately 3/4 of a mile – Spring and parking area are located on the right side

Vital Information

  • Fee: No Fee
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: 200
  • Temp: 46 F
  • pH: 7.2

Hours Spring is Open:




Map Link: South Creek Spring Map

Submitted by: minqua

  1. Mo Rosati says:

    I visited this spring at 6320 South Creek Road & made this video:


  2. Stardot says:

    I found this site by reading about the dangers that polyvinyl chloride poses for drinking water… and find that this spring use PVC pipe to deliver the water! Can the PVC be switched out to something less toxic?

  3. Gszokolay says:

    My family visited this spring in August 2011 and loved the taste of the fresh water!

  4. Nellie1011 says:

    My best friend lives near there and she said that it has been shut down.  Does anyone know if this is true?  Why would the government want to shut it down?  

  5. hoju says:

    has this spring been thoroughly tested for purity? ie Heavy metals, arsenic, etc?

  6. Laura says:

    It tastes great and I was excited to use it for making coffee and tea. However, it must have a high calcium content because there is a white buildup all around the water sprinklers in my coffee machine and it takes 30 minutes to brew 10 cups!

  7. Laura says:

    I also want to add that it leaves an unpleasant looking residue on the glass receptacle of my electric tea pot after every boil. It is easily wiped away with your finger. Almost looks oily…?? Can’t be sure. That’s why I want to test it.

  8. Jennifer says:

    Just filled our 5 gallon jugs. This is our first visit to this spring. However the directions this gave me were wrong. If you come off of I-90 on route 18 (exit9) you turn right. Then turn right onto Drury road, and THEN make a left (S. Creek rd) and its right there on the left side next to gas substation area. The directions on this site had me turn right off Drury onto S. Creek Dr. Don’t turn right…go left.

  9. nicky says:

    i swing by here once a week to fill up a 5 gallon glass jug. I use this as drinking water, pasta boiling water, etc. it tastes good. i have been drinking it for over a year now

  10. Joanne says:

    I don’t see where I can update the TDS/pH information. I visited the spring 8/10/16. The pH was 7.35 and the TDS was 385 with a TDS factor of .71. I don’t know if that’s the right TDS factor to use.

  11. Christian says:

    Here’s a place that does a variety of water testing for a reasonable price;

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