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.

This information is updated periodically.

Mile Along AT

Spring Location

Comments

Tom Floyd Wayside

Unknown

5.3

Indian Run Maintenance Building Area

10 to 12 quarts/min. Shallow pool (9/28/17)

9.9

Hogwallow Flats

No Flow (9/28/2017)

14.3

Gravel Springs Hut

2 quart/min (9/21/17)

19.4

Range View Cabin

1.9 quarts/min (9/28/2017)

20.7

Elkwallow Gap (below picnic area)

Piped; 5 quarts/min (9/28/2017)

24.3

Beahms Gap

Piped; 2 quarts/min (9/28/2017)

26.4

Pass Mountain Hut

No Flow (10/02/2017)

34.7

Byrds Nest #3 (access road near Drive)

Piped; 20 quarts/min (9/27/2017)

44.3

Hawksbill Gap

Piped; 8.5 quarts/min (9/28/2017)

45.6

Rock Spring Hut

Shallow pool; 3 quarts/min (9/27/17)

57.1

Bearfence Mountain Hut

Shallow stream, not flowing (9/24/17)

59.8

Pocosin Cabin

Piped, 3 quarts/min, shallow pool (9/27/2017)

63.1

South River Maintenance Building

Small shallow pool, unreliable (9/27/2017)

69.5

Hightop Hut

Piped; 1 quarts/min in shallow pool (9/27/17)

77.7

Pinefield Hut

Low stream very shallow (9/25/2017)

81.4

Ivy Creek Maintenance Building

Piped; 22.5 Quarts/min (9/29/17)

85.7

Doyles River Trail near cabin

Piped; 3.5 Quarts/min (9/29/2017)

90.9

Blackrock Hut

Piped; 1 Quarts/min (9/25/2017)

97

Jarman Gap

Unreliable; very small pool (9/29/17)

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) BOIL!

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)
BOIL!


Last updated: October 18, 2017

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