Williamston Mineral Spring, Williamston, South Carolina


Posted: May 2, 2010

Category: North America, South Carolina, United States, View All

120 West Main Street
Williamston, SC 29697
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“Its beautiful the setting is more natural some of the benches are made from huge rocks the setting also has a lot of large trees and a river which is pretty clear its own self a stones throw, a lot of picnic tables, and the water is good and cold you just dip it right out, non stop flowing.

You just dip it out its concreted around it and pretty deep, take as much as you want its forever free, the taste might be unusual for one at first due to the minerals in it but its really smooth and i believe it maybe has sulphur in it but by the next day that taste is gone, the town grew around the spring itself which was a healing spring dating back to the 1850’s Its in a park and the address above street wise is for the fire department right across the street from the park, there’s picnic tables restrooms and a playground as well.” – Eric Harvey

Additional info: http://www.springwaterfestival.com/

Nearest Address

120 West Main Street Williamston, SC 29697

Directions from Nearest Address

From I-85 or Hwy. 29, exit onto Hwy. 8 to Pelzer. Right on Hwy. 20 into downtown Williamston

Vital Information

  • Fee: None
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: 94
  • Temp: N/A
  • pH: 6.6

Hours Spring is Open:

This spring closes at dusk and reopens at dawn.



Map Link: Williamston Mineral Spring Map

Submitted by: Eric Harvey

  1. Graham Stafford says:

    Nice find Eric !!

    This really is a wonderful setting. I filled up a few gallons and a lady and her daughter watched me rather intently while reading the large information sign erected by the SC National Heritage center. I'm not sure if they thought I was actually going to drink from it. The water is cold and flows nicely from the larger bowl to a smaller one and then back down through the ground. The sign says the park is open from dawn until dusk. It has amenities, bathrooms and playground equipment for children. A true gem of a place.

    http://www.sc-heritagecorridor.org/sites/8/ has some more info and a link to the town site itself.

  2. Nick says:

    I got water here a few weeks ago and it is wonderful!

  3. Tlgrimstad says:

    This spring closes at dusk and reopens at dawn

  4. Gail Scott says:

    It is a shame that dog lovers who have their dog in strollers cannot attend the Spring water festival.There needs to be an exception to the rule about no pets during events.When our Shih Tzu is not welcomed we are not either.She had been every year(2 ) until last year.

  5. Janandal07 says:

    This article is very difficult to follow as there is no punctuation.

  6. M Thompson2008 says:

    I enjoy the spring water, here at the Williamston park- as do my children. I do consider it a rare gem. 🙂

  7. Boneyard says:

    Hate to see that last guy drive if the powers out. Poor guy can’t even figure how to read if a period or coma is missing. Wonder what he would do if the traffic lights weren’t operating? #bigcrash

  8. Nobody says:

    Iron taste is strong!
    The photograph is misleading-  I thought it was a fountain/waterfall from the photo, but when I got there it was just a little puddle on the ground.  Yuck!

    Quickly realized it was flowing at such a strong rate it couldn’t be contaminated.  So I dipped a cup in,  drank it and it was tasty’n’cold.  I got some old soda bottles and submerged them in the puddle and they filled up quick.    There’s some historical signs from the state of SC around saying that the spring was the “saratoga of the south” in the 1800’s.  

    Thanks for posting this.  This is a lovely side trip if you are ever on the I-85 corridor.  Good opportunity to get off the super highway and take a break.

  9. Justin says:

    I visited the spring this morning and had a very nice experience. The water bubbles up with a nice flow rate into a small pool the width of an extra large pizza. Water has a slightly iron-y taste which I understand is due to mineral content. There is a metal fence around the spring and a gazebo covering, so the pool is well protected. A nice quiet park in a small town.

  10. Avey says:

    Strong Iron taste. If you’re into that. Sucking on a nickel! I had my portable water filter. Was still strong.
    After I filled my two bottles, a family let their dog have a go!
    It’s ever flowing, into a basin bowl, and it flows outta that. They should pressure wash it. for the algae. but maybe I’m picky! Not far off the highway! with a nice park.

  11. Rachael says:

    Has anyone had testing done on the water?

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