South Mountain Reservation, Millburn, NJ


Posted: December 19, 2010

Category: New Jersey, North America, United States, View All

Lackawanna Place
Millburn, NJ 07041
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Constant stream from pipe but fenced in and marked “not safe for human consumption.” Fence is broken and people still drinking from it. Read more here:

Test results of this spring can be found here:

Nearest Address

Glen Ave & Lackawanna Pl

Directions from Nearest Address


Vital Information

  • Fee: None
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: N/A
  • Temp: N/A
  • pH: 6.3

Hours Spring is Open:

dawn to dusk – reservation hours


Map Link: South Mountain Reservation Map

Submitted by: Lilla

  1. CosmicCrystallineWater says:

    I am a local, home-town N.J. resident. And to whomever originally posted info about this spring, I would like to know how the area looks in term of snow coverage/ice? So I may take a day trip to collect some blessed, cosmic-crystalline water.

    • Dr O says:

      The area is always a bit soggy, and definitely snow is NOT removed in winter.
      Spring runs year round.

    • rick says:

      where do i find it….is it off the road or a hike off a trail?

      • Conrad says:

        My first visit was today 3/25/11 I took 3 gallons test the PH at around 6.3
        Found directions posted by Kali Lilla on her website
        “It is at the entrance to the South Mountain reservation at Glen Ave &
        Lackawanna Pl in Millburn. After you park in the parking lot follow the path
        to the right towards the picnic tables. As you walk up the hill of the path,
        you will see the spring to the left behind a wire fence. There is a sign
        that says the water is not fit for human consumption and was tested to have
        e coli. I have been drinking from it for months now without problem. Drink
        at your own risk. 😉 Peace… ”
        Conrad, Peace and all good

  2. Dr O says:

    A few years back we held a major blessing ceremony at Locust Grove with a high Buddhist lama who is also a Tibetan physician.
    It is surely a blessed place 🙂

  3. Conrad says:

    I have been drinking water that I harvested on 3/25. I have developed a rash can I be allergic to something in this water?

    • Gary says:

      Yeah I just posted above. I tested the water. Its fine but the total dissolved solids is somewhat high. Everybodys different. You might be allergic to a specific mineral in the water, or I would recommend drinking minute amounts :))

  4. Gary says:

    Aug. 7, 2011  Ph. 7.56 – Tds. 268

    • FWOOD says:

      Since the tds is a lil high. I would consider it a mineral water. So maybe it shouldn’t be consumed 24/7 all day long. It’s more of a therapeutic drink 🙂

  5. Anthony says:

    was there today 11/3/2011 and there was a new sign stating that the water has no E.Coli which is what the previous sign from 2009 had stated. i have pics of the sign that has the lab info which did the test. i will inquire myself about more results and post them as i get them. I trust it and will try the water that i got and post back if any after effects 🙂 Im pretty confident that there wont be any. I just realized that the lab result photo had the lab info cut off. Sorry. im sure i will visit soon as i live 20 min. away. If anyone has more info please share so i can have a piece of mind.

  6. Maria says:

    HI there! So happy to have found this so close to home! Has anyone been there recently? Thinking of taking a drive and filling some bottles this weekend! My dad in Italy used to do this all the time they would never drink the water from the tap. I saw what is in our plumbing pipes and it is not good!

  7. Eva says:

    Hi, has anyone been here recently? Tested recently? Im in town for a month and could use some good water! Thanks

  8. Dr Karlosi says:

    Several months ago (October 2015) I bottled a half dozen 5 gallon containers and stored them until they were ready for my testing with a water test kit.
    In a nutshell, the water is perfectly safe for human consumption. Water tested negative for any bacteria.
    Water was also tested for lead and pesticides—negative for both. Nitrate test shows no signs of Nitrates or Nitrites. PH level is10. Hardness is about 250 ppm. Chlorine is 0. Enjoy.

    • Zarad says:

      Thank you so much for the test results Dr. Karlosi, it’s given me a comfort, and I’d much rather have natural spring water. I just learned the stream was there and I pass it 2-3 times a week, often to go buy water. As soon as the snow melts I’m filling my bottles. Hoping nothing has changed. :-/
      Again, thank you!

    • Andrew says:

      Has the water been tested recently?

    • Andrea Smith says:

      Thank you, I live in Millburn and we went to this well since I can remember. I moved back and it has been fenced. Thank you I will find my way up to my old stomping grounds feeling good.

  9. Zarad says:

    Thank you so much for the test results Dr. Karlosi, it’s given me a comfort, and I’d much rather have natural spring water. I just learned the stream was there and I pass it 2-3 times a week, often to go buy water. As soon as the snow melts I’m filling my bottles. Hoping nothing has changed. :-/
    Again, thank you!

    • Wendy T. Nunn Williams says:

      hi, I am looking for one that’s free. so far the ones on thus site is no longer there. is this one in Millburn still there

    • Jim says:

      TESTED RECENTLY! POSITIVE FOR COLIFORM BACTERIA! I recently bought a home test kit and the findings are as follows. Total Hardiness=100ppm , Total Chlorine=0ppm, Akalinity=6.2, Nitrite=0, Nitrate=0, Copper=0.3ppm, Iron=0.2ppm, Coliform Bacteria Present=YES, Pesticides(Atrazine/Simazine)=Negative, Lead=Negative. …………… Sorry to kill any vibes but drink at own risk. Made mistake of drinking before testing. 🙁 ….. Test used was “H20 OK PLUS”.

    • Malika says:

      Hello, can you tell me if the spring water is still accessible?

    • Aimee says:

      Hi Zarad, have you been to the spring? I am new to NJ and trying to find a suitable spring to collect water. Thanks!

  10. Ileana Montoya Montoya says:

    Has anyone gone here lately

  11. Victor says:

    I’ve tested the water for any signs of bacteria using a Varify complete water testing kit mid October 2020. No presence of E. coli even though
    signs state otherwise. Also tested for Hepatitis A— no presence. Water is clean. The water flow was half of what is used to be a year ago so perhaps this is typical.

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