Wabasis Lake Spring, Greenville, Michigan


Posted: August 7, 2009

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

11220 Springhill Dr
Greenville MI 48838
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This spring flows year round.

“We do not test this water and do not advise the public that it is intended for drinking. It’s strictly an aesthetic feature of the park. If anyone chooses to drink the water they do so at their own risk.” – Kent County Parks Department

“Independent testing showed no biologicals present however nitrates were @ 4.6 which indicates runoff from surrounding agri makes drinking this undesirable.” – Dan Skwarek

More info here: http://www.accesskent.com/CultureLeisureAndTransit/Parks/campground.htm

Nearest Address

11220 Springhill Dr Greenville Mi 48838

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Vital Information

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

Hours Spring is Open:

Year round (not plowed on weekends)

Map Link: Wabasis Lake Spring Map


Submitted by: Jason James, Shanti Devi

  1. Name says:

    i must be an idiot, i walked around this lake for 3 hours and i could not find it. help?

  2. Name says:

    i must be an idiot, i walked around this lake for 3 hours and i could not find it. help?

  3. Ciera says:

    There are two different parts of the campground. There's the beach for the campers and the public….this isn't the one you want. Theres another entrance further north on wabasis lake road and its for the boat launch. This is the one you want.

  4. Sue says:

    is anyone drinking the water from this spring? do you test it? do you boil it? we collected some but i am unsure of how to use and store it.
    thanks for any suggestions…Sue

  5. Will says:

    if you go up from this wellhouse to the source you can get it straight from the opening.  I drank almost of gallon of it and felt fine, but haven’t been able to go back.  I’m not sure where they tested for the nitrates…but I’ve been drinking from different springs for a year now and it tasted fine.  The choice is yours…can’t imagine it’d be much worse then all the crap that’s in the local tap water.

    • Brett says:

      Hey Will, thanks for the info and insight.  I’m wondering if you have any more detail on exactly where the source is, and also, you say you’ve been drinking from springs for a while now… where else in the area do you know of more springs???  Thanks again.

  6. Sue says:

    thanks Will, we haven’t been back but will look up farther for the source next time

  7. Matt says:

    Thanks for the post! I just went to this spring for the first time. Actually, my first time going to any natural spring. The water tastes and looks great!

    Will, can you describe where you found the opening? What do you mean by “go up from this wellhouse”? I did see a little trail going back away from the wellhouse but didn’t explore at all. Any info would be appreciated.


  8. Barbara says:

    I visited this spring house when I was a little girl.  I am so glad that it is still standing.  I loved standing in the water on a hot summer day

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