Hawk Hills Spring, South Bloomingville, OH  5/5 (1)

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You will see a PVC pipe coming out of a rock. There is a small area to park your car, (not a paved parking lot), by the side of the road by the spring. The spring is right by the road and can be seen from the road. There are no signs.

Credit for doing the research to find this spring goes to Robb Yurisko, who found a lead, but wasn’t sure if the spring was still in existence. My partner and I followed his directions and found that it is still there, and took temperature and TDS readings and entered it here. The water feels like the cleanest purest water I’ve ever had.

Photos and blog post about finding the spring will be available on The Health Exhibitionist Blog… http://laurenmichellekinsey.com

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Nearest Address

Intersection of routes 56 East and 664 North

Directions from Nearest Address

Directions from Columbus Ohio: time: About 73 minutes / distance about 55 miles. Take 23 South to 22-56 East. The heart of Circleville, OH. Continue on 56 East for approx 25 miles. 7 miles outside of Laurelville, you reach the intersection of 56 East and 664 Turn right to continue on 56 East Spring is on the left at about 2 miles There is a shoulder in front of the spring and another across the road to park in. Ash Cave is past the spring. If you see it, turn around.

Vital Information

  • Fee: No Fee
  • Access: Private?
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: I took two readings with two TDS meters. The results were 16 and 14 PPM
  • Temp: 48.3 F
  • pH: N/A

Hours Spring is Open:

There were no signs showing limited hours, so I assume it’s always open.


Map Link: Hawk Hills Spring Map

Submitted by: Lauren Michelle Kinsey


  1. Just went there today. The coordinates on the map here only take you to the gas station at the corner of 56 and 664. To find the spring make a right to continue on 56. 2.4 miles down the road on the left is the spring, set back about 40 feet off the road right before the street inclines up and to the left.
    It’s really good water! Tests out just fine, crystal clear and ice cold right out of the ground. I found my spring 🙂

  2. Just got the water test back – PH=6.21, Hardness=57 mg/L Total Dissolved Solids=30.9 mg/L, no heavy metals, no PCB’s, DDE, DDT, no Pesticides, no VOC’s.  One of the few things this test doesn’t include is a test for Glyphosate, Round-up, which requires a separate, expensive, test.  i guess we’ll take our chances on that for now! 

    1. Thanks for posting this. Just a heads up, if you want to test for frack waste contaminants (because frack waste is dumped in this part of Ohio), you need to get a BTEX test. This will test for Benzene, Toluene, EthylBenzene, and Xylenes, which are common fracking contaminants. Regular water tests won’t test for BTEX. Thank you for sharing this info!

  3. We have been getting our drinking water at Hawk Hill spring since early this year.  Tastes delicious!  And with the low amount of TDS, we feel pretty confident that the water is pure.  However – i’ve just ordered a full spectrum Water Contaminant test kit from http://www.watertestamerica.com and will post the results here when I receive them!  The test i’ve ordered also shows any contamination from fracking!

  4. Spent a week in the area visiting family and got all our water here. My wife’s favorite spring water she’s ever tasted. Very clean tasting with no mineral flavor. It’s a public place labelled on Google maps, and using that it was very easy to find. Some one was filling up every time we visited, it’s clearly a very popular spring.

  5. …have been getting 45 gallons there every 6 weeks for over 10 years. Unsurpasable. Fill rate varies between 50 sec per gallon to 2 minutes per gallon. Purity is evidenced by the occasional salamander egg that will hitch a ride in a 5 gal bottle in the spring and show up as a hatched wriggler. I’ve had this happen 3-4 different times. They are to spring water what the canary was to coal mines. ie They are a GOOD thing.

  6. Filled up my jugs twice at this spring while on vacation in the area. Great water. Talked to a local nurse who was also filling up, and she highly recommended this spring as being the purest in the area.
    You can see the water coming out of the rock, it is then collected into a PVC pipe, and bottles are easy to fill. Flow was quite good, under a minute per gallon.

  7. My husband and I live in Los Angeles, but were married at Ash Cave. We’re going back this fall and are renting a cabin with a bunch of friends. I will certainly be making a special excursion to this spring!

    There’s another spring that I grew up drinking from in the Newark, Ohio area. If I can find it again in October, I’ll be sure to submit it to the site.

    Oh – and if anyone ever makes their way to Northern California, be sure to check out Wilbur Hot Springs. It’s amazing, and Daniel’s videos about it are very informative.

  8. We filled up 5 jugs at this spring on Saturday. It was running kind of slow and took about 45 minutes to get 25 gallons. But it was a beautiful day and we enjoyed the view while waiting. A local stopped by and said the spring was running slower than usual, but the water is well worth the wait! It’s Delicious!! So much better than the processed, dead “store-bought” water we’ve been drinking. We will be making the trip at least once a month!

  9. I’m curious about the name “Hawk Hill”. I’m
    A lifelong resident of Hocking Hills, where this spring is located. Could someone misunderstood this name?

  10. We went yesterday. The directions in the description should read 2.5 miles from the intersection of 56 and 664 (not 2 miles). We had a difficult time finding it but on our third pass we spotted it. After we finished 3 more cars pulled up so it seems to be a popular spot.

    1. I love this water, went on Jan 12, 2015, and someone broke the pipe off and moved the rock. I hope it can be fixed. Other springs around me are well springs. Someone let me know if it can be fixed.

How to Collect Spring Water

Drinking pure spring water is one of the most important things we can do for our health. Our bodies are over 99% water at the molecular level, so water affects every aspect of our biology. Yet, not all water is created equal. Almost all the bottled spring water available is pasteurized for shelf stability, which neutralizes many of the powerful health benefits such as increased hydrogen, healthy probiotics, and crystalline structure. For more about why unprocessed spring water is the best water to drink, read this.

The best way to guarantee you are getting real unprocessed spring water is to collect it yourself. This is a short and simple guide filled with information about how to gather spring water. We will cover how to find a spring, how to collect the water, how to honor the spring, how to store the water properly and other tips.

FindASpring.org is the best resource for locating a spring near you. However, not all springs are on the map. First, check the map to see if there is a spring in your local area. If there is, look at the reviews and comments. Has anyone shared helpful information about flow rate or posted a water test result? Is the spring in a pristine area? Do a bit of research and make sure the spring is safe to drink from. If you have any doubt about the purity, don’t risk it and get a water test, HERE. If you don’t see a spring on the map in your area, there still might be some that aren’t listed yet. First, ask the older generation who have lived in your area a long time if they know. You can also ask people in your community who might already get spring water such as people at a health food store or at a farmers market. Another great option is to view A US forest service map, where many springs have been marked. You can view these maps through the Gaia GPS or All Trails hiking apps on your phone. The map overlay you want is USGS Topo. Not all are easily accessible or ideal for drinking, but some are and it can be a fun adventure to find them. We have found over half a dozen great springs this way.

Once you’ve found your spring, figure out how you are going to gather the water. Is it right on the side of the road and easy to access or do you have to hike to it? We recommend storing spring water in glass instead of plastic to preserve the purity of the water. It is better for the environment, your body, and the water. Even BPA free plastic has toxic chemicals that can leach into water and cause health issues. If you do want to use plastic for safety reasons when filling at the spring, we recommend transferring the water to glass as soon as possible. FindASpring is sponsored by Alive Waters, which offers beautiful reusable glass. They have a 2.5 gallon option, which is a convenient size for carrying that isn’t too heavy. They also sell handles that you can use to transport the jugs even more easily. If you have to hike to access the spring, we recommend putting the water jugs into an extra large backpack to hike the water out with ease. We use Osprey packs that hold 2 jugs each. You can also use a wheelbarrow or even a stroller depending on how easy a walk it is.

Filling 2.5 Gallon Alive Waters Jug

When you get to the spring, remember to first give back before you take. Springs are considered sacred in indigenous cultures around the world for their life giving water and also as a connection to the inner earth. A powerful and simple way to give back is to clean up. Is there any trash that needs to be collected? Could you move any dead leaves or sticks to improve the flow rate? Show up in service. Some other wonderful ways to give is with a moment of expressing verbal gratitude, singing songs to the water, offering the water an ethically sourced crystal, a feather, or some other physical gift. Flowers are a popular and beautiful thing to offer, but please be careful to source organic ones as most flowers from the store are sprayed with pesticides and can be toxic to put near a spring. Also, flowers can attract bugs as they decay, so it can be best to offer them to the flowing water directly or a little downstream from the spring head.

When gathering the water, fill the jug as close to the spring head as possible, never gather downstream. Be very careful as wet glass is extremely slippery. Make sure the lid is securely fastened. When transporting the spring water home, the jugs can sometimes slide around the car. Secure them in place or wrap them with towels or something so they don’t crash into each other.

How you store your spring water is essential. It is not pasteurized like spring water from the store, so it will start growing algae if left in direct sunlight. This is good because it means it’s alive! If the water you drink can’t even support the most basic life forms, how do you think it will support your body? Store your water in a cool, dark place such as a dark corner, pantry or closet. The fridge is ideal if you have room. Some people prefer to filter their water through a Berkey filter before drinking, but if the spring is pure, it’s not necessary. We drink our spring water completely unfiltered.

How long the water stays good for depends on how cold a temperature it’s stored at. Spring water is best fresh. We personally do not prefer to drink spring water past 2 weeks old. However, we know other people that will drink it at a month old. It’s great to get in a rhythm where you know how long the water lasts you and put your collection day on the calendar in advance.

I believe that water is calling us to reconnect with her in the deepest way, to gather our own water. Just like our ancestors did. Our ancestors didn’t have fancy water machines. They also didn’t create villages or settle where there was no water. Water was revered as the center of the community and the nodal point around which life could spiral out and take root.

Here’s to restoring the sacred connection with the waters of life.

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