Water Sources & Conditions

Springs

Although the Park may have natural sources of clean, potable water, any water source could become polluted.Most water sources along the trails (with the exception of public developed area facilities) are unprotected and susceptible to contamination.All water should be purified, preferably by boiling for at least two minutes, chemical treatment, or filtering with a portable water filtering system.Avoid contaminating the water supply and surrounding area.Dishes, clothes and hands should never be washed in the water supply.Washing should be done well away from the water supply.
 

The springs are listed in order, from north (US 522) to south (Calf Mt. Hut) along the Appalachian Trail.
Updated: September 22, 2016

Mile Along AT

Spring Location

Comments

Tom Floyd Wayside

Unknown

5.3

Indian Run Maintenance Building Area Too shallow to accurately measure (7/28/16)

14.3

Hogwallow Flats

Very shallow stream; Unknown

14.3

Gravel Springs Hut Shallow pool; 1 quart/min (measured 9/2/16)

19.4

Range View Cabin Unknown

20.7

Elkwallow Gap (below picnic area)

Piped; 6 quarts/min (measured 7/28/16)

24.3 Beahms Gap Shallow pool; 3 quarts/min (measured 7/28/16)

26.4

Pass Mountain Hut

Piped; average Pool; 10 quarts/min (measured 9/14/16)

34.7

Byrds Nest #3 (access road near Drive)

Piped; 20 quarts/min (measured 9/15/16)

44.3

Hawksbill Gap Piped;16 quarts/min (measured 8/10/16)

45.6

Rock Spring Hut

Shallow pool;1.5 quarts/min (measured 8/31/16)

57.1

Bearfence Mountain Hut

Very shallow stream (measured 8/18/16)

59.8

Pocosin Cabin

Piped; shallow pool

63.1

South River Maintenance Building

Small shallow pool; unreliable (measured 7/28/16)

69.5

Hightop Hut

Piped;~2 quarts/min (measured 9/19/16)

77.7

Pinefield Hut

Very shallow stream, Less than 1 QT/min (measured 9/19/16)

81.4

Ivy Creek Maintenance Building

Piped; 20 Quarts/min (measured 8/31/16)

85.7

Doyles River Trail near cabin Piped; 7.5 Quarts/min (measured 7/28/16)

90.9

Blackrock Hut

Piped; slow trickle; 2 Quarts/min (measured 9/13/16)

97 Jarman Gap

Unknown

103.9

Calf Mountain Hut

Unknown


Skyline Drive mile

Water Source Location

Water Availability

4.8

Dickey Ridge VC/Picnic area

frost free hydrant (PA year round, VC seasonal)

22.1

Piney River Maintenance Office

frost free hydrant (year round)

24

Elkwallow Picnic Area

frost free hydrant (year round)

31.6

Thornton Gap Entrance Station

frost free hydrant (year round)

31.6

Panorama

frost free hydrant (year round)

36.7

Pinnacles Picnic area

frost free hydrant (year round)

42

Skyland area

frost free hydrant (stables area) (year round)

51

Big Meadows area (2)

frost free hydrant (Maintenance area/Visitor Center comfort station – both are year round)

57.8

Lewis Mtn. CG and Picnic area

Intermittent (shut off for winter)

62.8

South River Picnic area

frost free hydrant (year round)

65.4

Swift Run Entrance Station

frost free hydrant (year round)

73.1

Simmons Gap area (2)

frost free hydrant (Trails cache / Maintenance area - both are year round)

80

Loft Mtn CG and Wayside area

Intermittent (shut off for winter)

83.6

Dundo CG

frost free hydrant (year round)





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