Ten Mile Spring, Wrangell, Alaska


Posted: May 9, 2010

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

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This is a roadside spring which seeps out of the hillside about twenty five feet above the roadside, and then is channeled to the roadside in a cast iron pipe. The water remains clear even when there has been a lot of rain, and normal creeks turn brown with the tannins. It has a steady flow which will fill a five gallon carboy in a couple of minutes.

The spring is largely ignored by most of the locals except for a few devoted spring water enthusiasts, but there is a highway pullout across the road and a bit of a driveway leading directly to the spring, so it has garnered a certain amount of respect in the past.

“Some locals have been drinking this water for years. Not much seems to be known about the history of it including testing. I hope to explore it more in the future and bring more information to light as I learn things. I also dream of building a better housing/ piping arrangement than what is currently in place. It certainly looks like a bonafide spring, because I did a hike up the hill behind where it seeps from the ground, and the ground is dry all the way up the hill to the summit. I would say that the summit is only about a few hundred feet above the spring.” – Daniel Trail

Nearest Address

Ten miles south of town, on Zimovia Highway.

Directions from Nearest Address


Vital Information

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

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Map Link: Ten Mile Spring Map

Submitted by: Daniel Trail

  1. J MacDermot says:

    If this spring is in Alaska, why is it pinned in B ritish Columbia?

  2. Terry says:

    Daniel, could you give me directions to the spring? Thanks for the assist.

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