Good Water,Enumclaw, WA 98022  5/5 (1)

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Roadside spring on Hwy 410 between Greenwater and Enumclaw, on route to Crystal Mountain Ski Resort, Chinook Pass and Mt. Rainier National Park.

Just across from milepost 34 – if headed toward Greenwater from Enumclaw, it is on your left directly across from mile marker 34.


  1. I had tests done on Good Spring.
    Date: 07/06/2017.
    Results for: Water Bacteriological Analysis, methode used: QT.
    3 total coli forms per 100 mls.
    Results for: Inorganic chemicals (IOCS) report,
    Arsenic, 0.001 mg/L 0.01,
    Nitrate-N 1-2 mg/L.

    1. There were wild fires near Crystal Mountain in the fall of 2017. Firefighters used massive amounts of flame retardant – sprayed from the air. Ground water quality was impacted and its likely this spring has been impacted with chemicals as surface melt seeps into the ground water. It should be tested and given the “all clear” as a precaution.

  2. Just went to this spring today… Does anyone know for sure that it is actually a spring and not a stream? Also, did anyone take the water and independently test it? Bill Otto did you end up testing the water? Thank you!

  3. I’ve taken water from this spring, filled a 5 gallon container, and drank it without any other purification process. Tastes great and no ill effects at all. Am going there today to get more. Like it says, at milepost 34, on the right side if headed toward Enumclaw/Puyallup/Tacoma. Not easily visible or marked, I drove past it the first time, kinda down below the surface of the road. A small spot to pull off on the spring side of Hwy 410.

  4. Hello everyone! This weekend will be my first time getting spring water, I know its way better for me and my family. I just want to make sure Im going to a good spring and would love anyone’s input

  5. Note that the text description of this spring is accurate – it is directly across HWY 410 from mile marker 34. However, the location shown on the map is wrong – it shows a position several miles closer to Greenwater and on the wrong side of the road. Just look for Mile Marker 34. There’s a space to pull off the road right at the spring, with room for a few cars. Water is definitely Good!

  6. Visited the spring today (Apr 11, 2014) and filled a 5 gallon jug. Will test the quality this weekend. Looks great.

    Easy to find as the directions say – directly across from milepost 34 on Hwy 410 heading to Greenwater.

  7. Head out of Enumclaw on Hwy 410, toward Greenwater/Chinook Pass. Pay attention to mile markers. A few miles before Greenwater, you will see Mile Marker 34 on your right. Directly across the highway from MM 34 (so on your left-hand side), you will see a small gravel parking area on the shoulder. The spring is right there. You will likely need to pass MM 34, turn around so you are heading back toward Enumclaw and park on the spring-side of the hwy.

  8. How do you know where exactly to go? I used to like in Buckley, and also lived in Enumclaw for a bit, but have never heard of this? Can you give me more specific details on where to go? Thanks so much! Eileen Gale

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. 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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